The plane was a little Cessna 8-10 passengers. I sat right behind the pilot. We flew through a cloud bank and you couldn't see a thing. I just prayed no one would run into us or a bird fly into us. As you can see the mountains were right close. We arrived in Rutland, Vermont on the afternoon of July 23, 2010.
Rough Day- My muscles were screaming. It was an uphill climb most of the day. Up and down we hiked and took breaks from 8-5. I could only last for about an hour and I had to stop. All is well now, we have our tent up and I am ready to rest. My pack is about 27 lbs. We went 7 miles on this day.
Finally we found one and pitched our tent and ate supper. Supper is usually a noodle combination of dehydrated green beans and dehydrated chicken or sometimes we add a little Knorr noodle mix to our Ramen noodles. My shoulders are real sore from the pack. I have developed bruises. I hope to solve the problem in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Up and down today. On the ups, I started counting each step. At first I had to stop at 50 steps and I started increasing the # of steps and worked up to 100 before I had to stop. Counting got my mind off of my muscle aches and fast heart beat.
I experienced my first Trail Magic. A lady had left watermelon and brownies at our mail box. We walked by at first. The lady came out of her house and called us back. She was real nice and talked about the trail and what to expect into Hanover. We ate a slice of watermelon. It was hmm, hmm, good.
We left Hanover, New Hampshire and started hiking up the Mt. It was up and down today not a lot of long ups. I hiked with a new pack -Granite Gear- today. It is carrying the weight better than my old pack. Water was scarce today. A lot of the streams listed in the guide book were dry. My trail bird sang to me today. He has been on the trail since Vermont. Such a pleasure to hear each morning and afternoon.