Blackroot Hut-Hightop Hut. 904.0 done/1285.8 to go May 6, 2017

Well, I have to say my bruised butt felt much better today than I thought it would. I did 21.4 miles today. Now, I do need to say the trail in the Shenandoahs is easier than what we have been doing. 

It rained again today. It wasn’t raining when I left this morning at 6:30, but it started around 7:30. I had to stop and put my raincover on my pack. I didn’t put my raincoat on.  I normally stay warm while hiking so I prefer no raincoat because I sweat so bad in it. This morning was in the low 40’s. I got wet, then cold. 

Luckily in Shenandoah National Park the campgrounds have a small store. Like a convenience store. I stopped there for about an hour. I warmed and dried and ate a bunch of unhealthy food and drank coffee. 

Now when I left I had my raincoat on. My feet were soaked all day again today. It’s starting to seem like I’ve hiked with wet feet more than I haven’t. 

Not many views again today because of the rain. It’s supposed to get into the lower 30’s tonight. I’m glad I haven’t sent my winter clothes home yet. 

The shelter is full tonight. I had to take the upper deck because the bottom was already full when I got here. I already fell once trying to get up here. I hope I can get down. 

Engineer, Maple Syrup and Timber are here. Also Captain, Billy Goat, Alps, Clothes Line, Pac Man, Husky, and Beetle. 

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