I don’t think it rained more last night, but the trees kept dripping, so my tent was soaked this morning. My sleeping bag was also wet with condensation. I packed them up wet and hoped for a sunny lunch to lay things out to dry.

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The storms started at about 11:00, and for the next five hours, they just kept going: rain, hail, thunder, lightning. A lot of the seasonal streams were rushing with mud. The thunder just kept rolling and rolling, loud and long. Needless to say, there was no drying out of any gear.

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When the weather is so crappy, there’s nowhere to take a break, so we ended up doing 25.6 miles today, camping at Eagle Creek. This isn’t like the Appalachian Trail, where if it rained, I could just get to a shelter or a town quickly to get out of it. Here, you just keep going.

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I set up camp and found my sleeping bag was even more wet than when I packed it up this morning. Apparently my waterproof stuff sack is not waterproof.

Someone had a fire going at camp but I wanted to be in dry clothes so I got in my tent and stayed there. My sleeping bag is still warm, despite being wet.

Written by Siren

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Kelly

Aww man. Sorry to hear about the sack not being waterproof. Big miles today. Way to just keep on going!

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Kelly

What’s the best/biggest storm you’ve encountered so far? You missed some good ones in Jersey 😉

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