Finch and I headed out about the same time but he soon overtook me. I needed resupply and stopped at a local hostel when the trail met the road. I was sure to get some ice cream and a little bit of nothing that cost a quick twenty dollars . The trail took me by some spectacular falls that were being admired by families with young kids. Tourists, I thought as they caught wind of my trail stench. Then the climb to Pond Flats was initially incredibly rocky but eventually returned to a normal terrain with a steep upgrade. I found Finch with two other guys , Flap jack known for his propensity to make pancakes every morning , and Tunes known for his ability to play his IPod. Both from Philly so of course we talked Eagles .
I told them how I’ve been getting up and leaving before anyone even knew I was there. You’re like a phantom , dude, one says and the other says, Phantom ! Cool trail name.
Much better than forgettable .