I got back on the trail today. I camped a little north of the Rausch Gap Shelter along a creek.
Early start and a slow pace all day. Early on I met two female day hikers at an overlook.
At lunch time I came across a guy doing Trail Magic just as he was getting ready to leave. I got some watermelon and cold beer.
Towards the end of the day, I met Page who is a Ridge Runner. Ridge Runners are employed to hike sections of the trail and to know what is going on in the area. I do not see them a lot, but they are around.