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.