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. 😓
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.
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”.
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