Sunday July 18 What a great day for hiking. Much cooler. Cloudy. I passed two different AT midpoint signs--old sign and new sign. Made it to a campsite at the top of a hill and camped there. I liked the site because rain would not flow into my tent.
After setting up camp and getting everything ready, it was time to cook dinner. I saw something flapping and went to check it out. It was a greenish butterfly, wing span 6" tip to tip. Wings were busted and there were holes in the wings. Determination and persistence like I have never seen before. The butterfly would rest a bit, then furiously flap. The butterfly continued trying until it died. [Becky here--this is a Luna Moth--which is endangered]