There was a disturbance surrounding the campsite. I sensed it immediately, as did my dog. I didn’t want to call it out, but in the end, it reared its ugly head. The truth I came to understand: I was not meant to have company on this journey. The friend I mentioned who was supposed to camp across Appalachia with me, arrived very under the weather and could only withstand a couple of nights of discomfort, so they left. Afterward, things were peaceful, however, not without my coming up against some crazy stuff! You have no idea how grateful I was to survive the cold, the mishaps, and the critter visit that occurred all in one single day!