Date: 26 Jun 2017 0850PM
Location: Warren, VT - Hostel Tevere
Today's Miles: 11.6
Total Miles: 166.7
Woke up this morning incredibly achey, sore, and tired. Almost felt like I had some sort of cold / immune system issues. Took it slow, went downstairs with the box of cereal I purchased yesterday, but no one was around. No guests, no employees, nada.
Ate my breakfast and went back upstairs. Loaded up my pack up with only what I needed for the day since I was slack packing, went back downstairs with all my gear, laced up my boots and headed down the driveway.
Got a hitch relatively quickly, even if the guy was quite... odd. Regardless, he was nice enough to take me to the service road that lead to the trail - although where he dropped me was still a few miles from the trail head.
Walked down the road for about a mile before it took a turn for the worst. The rest of the way was up a *very* steep hill. About a half a mile into the walk an older woman pulled over and offered me a ride the rest of the way up the hill, which I was grateful for.
Overall, a solid day of hiking. A few peaks over 4,000 feet, and a couple of small alpine zones as well. Reminded me of a mix between the Whites and Maine, not a bad combination.
Finished the day at the Appalachian Gap and sat chatting with someone who was enjoying the view from the parking area pullout. Packed up all my stuff and walked across the road to hitch, first car I thumbed pulled over. Lucky!
Nice gentleman, even if he was polishing off a beer as we drove. One for the road, amiright?
Got into town and went looking for food. Nice lady at the gas station made me a huge breakfast burrito even though it was outside of breakfast hours.
Hitched back to the hostel and started the chores. Took a shower, did some sink laundry, sorted though the food I bought yesterday to make sure I had enough for the next leg of the trip - good ole food math.
Finished off the night by drinking a bunch of water. Can't get enough out here, seems like I'm always just on the edge of dehydration, but I guess that's what these mountains do to you when you've not got your trail legs fully yet.