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Me And My Pony

Day 53

Monday May 15, 2017

Miles: 497.6 - 510.9

Time: 7:27am - 5:29pm

Weather: Sunny and Breezy

What a fabulous day we had as we explored Grayson Highland. It's a must see for all. This is the busiest place on the Appalachian trail. The main attraction is not the endless hiking trails or the spectacular views. The stars of the show are the feral ponies that reside in the park.

They are wild in the sense that no one owns them but they are far from skiddish like most creatures. Several of these guys will come right up to you and are patient while tourist snap endless photos and selfies.

We saw over 30 of these guys on our trek through there habit. My favorite was a baby that that to be only a few days old. He walked on unsteady limbs. 

We crossed the 500 mile mark and I did a little trail art marking our milestone with horse poop. We thought it was a fitting medium. 

The miles are flying by. Before you know it our journal will be half over. 

Happy Hiking

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