On the trail by 9 AM and off by 6 PM. Long day but climbed Killington Mountain! The path was a gradual grade and not really a killer of a mountain. I stopped near the top and met a woman that is on the AT women’s FB site. We talked for a few minutes. Pack seemed good today. Carried less water today. Felt challenged but it worked out well.
Got a small amount at a stream near the top. When I got to an area near the peak there were a few tent platforms. I set down my pack and layed down in the sun. It felt great.
Then I continued to the peak without my pack. A distance of 0.2 that was very straight up and quite the challenge.
Met a person with a group of hikers that was doing the LT. I had met him at the first SH I had stopped at. We had a good talk and they were enjoying the hike.
Stopped frequently on the hike today trying not to exhaust myself so I could go the distance. Another long day of nine miles. The water source was a good walk down in front of the shelter. Sometimes I just wonder how I keep going after a long day but what choice is there a woman needs water! Made it to Churchill Scott SH and was glad I only had a short day to hike to the car. Met two people I met in the shelter the other night that were not very friendly. YAY! No flat ground to pitch a tent so I sleep in the shelter tonight. I do not sleep well in shelters so it shall be interesting. Rain during the night so glad to have a dry tent to carry out tomorrow. Slept poorly and it took forever to fall asleep.