Monday June 12, 2017
Some where in the woods 15.9 miles
Total mileage 603.4
First of all I have hiked over 600 trail miles. Which does not include all the side trails to the shelters, water sources and privies. It’s hard to believe I have come so far and yet am not even close to half way.
We left the Catamount hotel at 6:30 am. Alan agreed to gave us a ride back to the trail at this early hour when the first shuttle is normally at 8 am since he is an early riser like SOULFLOWER and I. Thank you, Alan.
We had 3 big climbs today, finishing up with Glastenbury Mountain at 3748 feet. Our highest climb to date. We were in the Glastenbury Wilderness for most of the day and the bugs were horrible!😠 I wore my bug headnet for the first time today and it saved me. I was much more comfortable without bug buzzing my ears and dive bombing my eyes. There have been literally clouds of bugs! I have never seen anything like this.
We planned to stay at the Kid Gore Shelter this evening, but the only tenting at the shelter was taken and the guide book said there was more taking 200 yards up the trail, but we couldn’t find it. So we walked until we found a stealth spot. Which turned out to be about a mile and a half up trail.
After we get our tents set up HOOTIE and DISCOUNT found us and joined us. I decided we needed a group name so HOOTIE came up with FLIPPING FOUR! We all started the trail as flip floppers on the same day.