I ran a few errands in town and then the very nice motel owner gave me a ride back to the trail. I was hiking by 11:30. Since I’ve felt like I was running the past several days, today I just meandered, enjoying the cool weather. When I entered Vermont, I also entered the Green Mountain National Forest, and everything is my favorite color.

I stopped on top of Glastenbury Mountain to cook dinner in the lookout tower with The Voice and Indy, then we all made our way to the Kid Gore Shelter. The shelter is packed, and I got the last spot in the tiny tenting area. I’m very happy to have all of my cold weather gear as it’s pretty chilly right now and I expect tonight to be even colder. Someone started a fire so between the temperature and the smell of wood smoke, it feels like fall.

14.4 miles today.

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