Saturday, June 23, 2012

Shadow and Spider Return!

We got up early, with a spring in our step for two reasons - this was resupply day which means town food, and we

also were expecting to be picked up by our hiking buddies , Shadow and Spider, who had e-mailed us to see where we were, so they could find us on their day off - totally sweet!
The trail ended with a very long, steep downhill, and at times I was afraid I'd slide down, it was so steep. When we reached the bottom, there was Shadow and Spider on the tailgate of their truck, parked by the Reading Railroad tracks, with a cooler of cold coked and Snickers! The best trail magic ever!
While we visited and downed some Cokes, other hikers came through and also had a drink - Catnap, who just got back on the trail after suffering from Lyme disease - and Pony Love, who received his name in the Grayson Highlands, because he loved the ponies so much!
Shadow ended up taking us to Five Guys Burgers and Fries, where we totally enjoyed the food, then to Walmart to resupply, and then to the Microtel, which is the only hotel in Hamburg, PA, home of the largest Cabela's on the east coast. We pretty much spent the rest of the day getting laundry and repacking done, so we would be ready to move on in the morning. We told Shadow and Spider goodbye, but sure do miss them. It was the best surprise ever for them to come back and help us out!

- Steady and F100

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