I got moving down the trail to the road this morning to hit a deli right by the road crossing. I grabbed a drink, banana, and foot long hoagie, half to be eaten then and half later. I was planning on doing big miles today to catch up to Stretch and Little Bear at night, but I actually ran into them taking a really long break at the nice pavilion on top of Sunrise Mountain in the early afternoon.

We got caught up catching up and were there for a while, then we moved down the trail a little bit to Mashipacong Shelter and hung out with other hikers there for so long we ended up just setting up for the night so only 12.4 miles for me today.

It’s cold again tonight. I’m tempted to get some of my winter stuff back early, which is ridiculous since it’s the end of July.