May 17, 1998

5/17/98 Blackrock Hut

13.0 miles (856.5 total)

It rained all night - lots of thunder and lightning. But as we woke up, the sky was sky blue. Unfortunately, we got a late start. The trail was wide, smooth and not too strenuous but the heat and humidity made it tough. Came upon a pretty tame deer, almost within 5 feet of me. Had another one walk up to the shelter. Piper wrote out "Ode to Joy" for me and we did some duets.

Couldn't believe a deer let me get this close