Good bye Vermont. Hello New Hampshire. 12 states done. 2 to go.
Only 17 miles today, but it was an awesome day. My tendinitis issue behind my knee was much better.
The first six miles this morning were mostly downhill and easy. I hiked into Hanover New Hampshire at about 9:30am and went directly to a cafe and ate three pastries and drank three coffees.
I didn’t witness it because I left early, but Cheez and Coyote hiked a mile this morning naked. Today is national hike naked day. The mosquitoes are so bad I don’t know how they did it.
Then as I was walking through town I saw an optical place. I went in and they tightened and adjusted my beaten and battered glasses. I failed to tell you I ran into a tree about ten days ago. My glasses were wobbly and wouldn’t sit straight on my face. It feels so good to have them fixed. No charge too. Trail Magic.
Next I went to the recreation center of a senior citizen home where they offer hikers a shower and laundry for five dollars. That felt awesome.
While my clothes were drying I went to the grocery store for more tortillas and honey.
Then I met Engineer, Cheez and Coyote for lunch at a Nepali restaurant. Ice cream after lunch was awesome.
We spent a total of four hours in town. Back onto the trail for another 11 miles it was mostly climbing. There was a nice view from the summit of Moose Mountain.
I’m not sure how far I am going tomorrow. It looks like a lot of climbing and the shelters are spaced oddly apart.