There is a different kind of energy we have been experiencing when we have been hiking with others. We hiked with Little Bird and Peppy through the second half of the Shenandoah National Park until the Cumberland Valley in Pennsylvania. Then due to injuries they got off the trail for a few days. They got back on trail, but then Peppy got sick. They are now back in Ohio.
The day after that happened, we met up again with Cinderella. She was hiking with Tumbleweed. The two of them and Cinderella’s friend Red Blaze all began to hike with us. So we become a tribe of five and we all hiked together for a week and a half. Cinderella got news from home and decides to leave the trail to help take care of a family emergency, her friend follows and Tumbleweed starts hiking with other hikers.
Then we meet up with Blockade Runner and High Tide, who we met back in Damascus, VA during Trail Days. We hiked with them a couple days, then they get off the trail and we start hiking with Tune. Tune hiked with us a couple of days until his father visits for a few days.
Along the way Miller, Peachtree, Chuckles and Little Spoon have shown up–a morning here, an evening there.
We are all gong the distance and it helps to have fellow hikers/travelers along the way.
We will soon be meeting up with Pippi, who we met back in Virginia. She will hike with us starting in Vermont, and plans on finishing with us in Maine.