Though it rained during the night I remained dry. I had a good sleep and was awake by 5:30. I packed up my wet gear and got on the trail by 7:45. I have a long day ahead of me 9.5 miles. Got into the town of Cheshire (very poorly marked) at 11:20. I was very lucky that a young hiker had helped me find the way to go and told me the street names or I would not have found my way through very effectively. I continued through the town and go to the campsite at 4:45. It was a long day and I loaded up with water and then found a place to park my tent. The second half of the hike was rather humid and I felt like I was struggling. I had taken a long break in the middle of the day around 2 PM and cooked up my meal and dried out the tent on a tree where I found a gentle breeze. It down poured a few times during the day and my shoes and socks remained wet throughout the afternoon. I got a blister on my left foot on the side. I used my sister’s blister band aids to pad the area. I saw a deer as I walked through the town of Cheshire. I saw a turkey in a field and three salamanders. I also startled a snake at one point that was trying to warm up along the side of the trail. My knee is rather stiff and I continue to stretch it as I walk. After setting up my tent I walked down the hill to join the four women from the earlier shelter and see how their hike had gone. I thought it was going to rain very shortly but it looked rather bright through the trees. I talked about half an hour and then it began to pour. I went back to my tent and Mackenzie called me. It was just raining so hard that it was tough to hear her talk. I got ready for bed and shortly fell asleep.