Day #(3)5 – Drowned Rat in Rutland…

I stayed at Stoney Brook shelter last night.  Yesterday’s hike ended in a steep climb after crossing the brook.  I even had to climb a ladder.  πŸ˜“


The shelter was fine except it rained at night (no problem) and then another storm hit as I was packing this morning (big problem).  Everything was laid out and it all got drenched.  It rained even more than the first day out of Bear’s Den, with Jeff Wingard.

I hiked into Killington, VT in the rain and then took the bus into Rutland as the weather cleared.


I ran into “Mag” at the outfitter.  He was very excited about picking up a new set of shoes.  He got 1,700+ miles on his first pair.

 I’m at the Yellow Deli Hostel in Rutland tonight.  I got here early enough to dry everything and do laundry before the evening storm hit.  Yeah! 

If I hit the trail tomorrow, I think I’ll take the bus to Killington and go up the gondola to the top of the mountain to start hiking.  I guess that’s “aero-blazing”.

Hike Statistics:
Day #5 section 2 (#33 total)
Miles from Katahdin, ME – 488.3
Miles from Hanover, NH – 46.1
Miles to Great Barrington, MA – 179.9
Total miles on A.T. – 340.9
Avg daily miles (section 2) – 9.2
Avg daily miles (total) – 10.3

I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over. – Warren Buffett

3 thoughts on “Day #(3)5 – Drowned Rat in Rutland…

  1. Marathon txt. Sorry bout the rain Chris. I hope that you are dry now. The ladder looked quite exciting. Was it easy to climb with the pack on?
    I wishbi was back out there. Sounds like you are having a good run.
    I came back to Louisville and dealt with my insurance company bout an accident I was involved in. My car was totaled. Insurance paid bout 6,000 +. I got a great used 6 cylinder Lexus. Been driving it two weeks. A nice ride.
    Walk tall and stay strong. Ttyl

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