“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”-Neil Armstrong
The day started out with this most perfect view! We got a very very late start. I started hiking around 10:30 AM. It was nice to have a lay in.
Hugh drop me off at the Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway where he had picked me up. Yesterday there was no view it was a cloud of white and today – just wow. I was above the clouds.
I headed south and with about two minutes of walking under my belt, I heard a dog barking. It was incessant barking. It almost sounded frantic. I was wondering if there was a hurt dog somewhere along the trail.
And then I saw something coming toward me at a run. Lo and behold it was a bear! I stopped and the bear ran about 20 yards in front of me crossing the trail and then up the mountain away from the dog that was barking. I wish I would’ve had my camera out, bears can run!
There’s not many people on the trail right now, at least not that I’ve come across. Today I passed two people headed north who were out for section hikes. The rest of the day, it was just me and my music.