Very Rainy Day! 

Friday June 16, 2017 

VT 103-Hotel in Rutland 14.6 miles

Total mileage 659.5

We woke up to cloudy skies and rain in the forecast. We said goodbye to Tom and Kris and thanked them for having us and everything they did for us. We were on the trail by 7:30  and the rain started 45 mins later. It was a down pour. I made it 6 miles to the shelter we planned to have lunch at and am currently sitting here trying to get warm. It is in the mid 60’s, but when your wet it is pretty darn cold. I would love to take a nap. I just finished eating lunch with the FLIPPING FOUR and I think we may wait things out until the rain let’s up. 

Well we decided to go to a hotel for the evening. We wanted to get warm and dry. We were cold wet and muddy. I had a little slip on the slick ground. I stepped in some mud and went down quickly on my backside. I wasn’t hurt at all and hopped right back up. I did have mud on my shirt, but at least I wasn’t hurt. 

We hiked almost 8 more miles to get to  VT 103, the road that would take us into Rutland. We were able to get a ride into town from someone that was at the trailhead parking lot. 

When we arrived at the hotel the guys wanted to pay for my half of the room since I included them in my stay at Tom and Kris’. I was humbled by that. It was truly a great surprise. Thanks DISCOUNT and HOOTIE!☺️ 

I am getting tired the last three nights I haven’t been able to get to bed before 9pm. Maybe tonight I can find a place to set up my tent and get to sleep early. 

11 thoughts on “Very Rainy Day! 

  1. Bud and I pray for you (and Jim) almost every day. (When we don’t pray for you, we ain’t prayin’ for nobody, because we’ve skipped that day!) 🙂 Sometimes it happens.

    I’m so glad to know that your falls were not serious, even though I know how much they hurt!

    It has been fun enjoying your hike vicariously. Thank you for documenting it through your blog. With two thumbs on an I-phone, it took me a couple of hours to put one post together. I would imagine it’s the same for you (unless you have faster thumbs than I do). Just know that it is appreciated!

    You are doing really well!

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      1. I hope you can get some rest. As much as we enjoy reading your blog, keeping your energy and health to finish your hike are more important. But I quickly add, that you are going to be so glad you blogged! You mentioned earlier in your blog about how the miles you’ve done are a blur. That’s exactly how I felt after I got home…like it was all a dream. So much became fuzzy. I forgot so much–where a picture was taken, what shelter I stayed at, how I felt that day, who I met, etc…but I have it all in my blog. 🙂

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      2. I just woke up from a nap!

        Yeah I’m glad I’m doing it even though some of the blogs are short. I have even gone back and re-read some of my Long Trail blog to remember how many miles I did in certain sections and how I felt. It was a big help as I entered Vermont.

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  2. You sure are being “treated” to a LOT of rain in the Northeast! Wise call going to the hotel. My husband’s grandparents used to live there. When they retired, they rented a little apartment in the historic old inn.

    I’d like to send you a little goodie package. Where is your next mail drop about a week from now, just to be sure it gets there in time?

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