We woke up early again this morning, ready to beat the heat, but first we enjoyed breakfast at wind rock. We had some big ups and downs today, and it was a hot one, but we still made good time even with lots of breaks. We passed the largest oak tree on the southern AT, over 300 years old. Also saw deer, a tortoise, a black snake, and a lot of frogs (or is it toads). Apparently we just missed a bear too. 17 miles today, and we got a little bit of rain after we set up camp, just so we can say it rained today!