Mount Rogers: Pony Reunion?
On Saturday Ryan, Jimmie, Henry and I encountered a pair of ponies Mount Rogers National Recreation Area on the Appalachian Trail. Last year on the same hike, PassionPhish, Bill and I encountered a mother and foal with similar markings.
Looking back at 2008 pictures, the markings of the one of the left are pretty similar (but far from perfect) to the male foal we saw last year. The 2009 version does have spots on its back and butt the 2008 foal was missing. Also there is a white hook on his shoulder that wasn’t there with the 2008 foal. Did I have a reunion with a pony I met last year? I guess it depends on how much a pony’s markings can change as it ages.
Either way, it was a pretty neat case of deja vu. : )