A zero was just what the trail ordered. I relaxed and the day went by quickly. Today I hiked the Bigalow mountain chain. My legs felt great for the 1st time in months. The climbs were realistic, pleasurable even. I met several hikers including a young hiker who was contemplating Pastoral Counseling. We talked at length and ultimately gave him some food to carry on with his hike. After coming off the trail Tom the latest trail angel to save me picked me up and brought me back to his house for one last night. I carried a full pack which is important to me but it is nice to be back at his house. I have had several awesome angels named Tom beginning with Tom at Extreme Outfitters, my brother Tom and his son Luke who got me off the trail at the Delaware Water Gap and back again from North Carolina, and of course Tom who agreed to take me from a truck stop to trail days, then brought me back to the trail head hours away the next day. All amazing folk.