I’m so dirty! 

Saturday June 17, 2017 

Cooper Lodge 11.4 miles 

Total mileage 670.9

We had a late start today. We needed to find a way back to the trail and were having a difficult time trying to find something. I finely found a taxi service that could take us back at 8 am. 

We started hiking about 8:30 am with a climb up Beacon Hill which seemed more than a hill to me. I would have called it a mountain! ☺️ 

After our lunch break we only had one climb left, but it was up Mount Killington which sits at 3908 feet. It was over a two hour climb. I was a sweaty mess. It was warm today. Yesterday at 1 pm we were freezing today we were sweating profusely! 

I didn’t climb up to the summit of Killington because I wanted to get to bed early. I’ve had a few late nights in a row and I want to stay on top of my rest. There were numerous times I was yawning throughout the day today and didn’t want this to bring on a Lupus flair. So early to bed for me tonight. 

I was feeling pretty good physically today. My feet didn’t bother me that much. I did have some slight knee pain when going down hill, but today was all about going up so that wasn’t much of an issue. What bothered me the most was my right shoulder. Today was the first day this has bothered me. 

I feel so unbelievably dirty! I’m sweaty, covered in bug spray and have mud all over my legs. I washed as best as I could with my bandana then covered myself with baby powder to not feel so sticky. I’m going to have to start to carry some baby wipes with me. I just haven’t been because if the weight. 

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