I did 24.6 miles today. I’m not sure how many miles Engineer and Maple Syrup did today. Hopefully I gained more on them today.
I wish I wouldn’t have waited for breakfast at Mt Greylock this morning. Blueberry muffins was all they served. They were warm out of the oven and delicious, but I would have rather started hiking earlier.
It got to about 90 degrees today so I was sweating profusely most of the day. At about 6:00 tonight I was crossing a swampy area on some 2×10 boards that were a kind of foot bridge. These are somewhat common in wet areas. Today I slipped on one and fell into a giant mud puddle.
While I was in a stream trying to wash the mud off me it started raining.
The descent to where I am now was steep and rocky. With the rocks wet it took me a long time to get down. It was dark when I got done.
So after pitching my tent I cooked some supper. Now I’m laying on my air mattress trying to let my clothes dry so that I can get into my sleeping bag.
Now my only dry clothes are dirty and smell. I’m kind of dreading that I won’t get a shower or do laundry until Saturday. The rest of the way services and towns are pretty scarce.