The Long Trail Day 22by cyberhiker01 on 06/24/14
We woke up this morning and it was sunny and a bit warmer than it has been. I think Tennille was excited to start hiking again. She woke up uncharacteristically early, and instead of eating and falling back to slepp like she normally does while I do chores, she got out of the tent and sat by her pack. We made good time for our resupply. I thought it would take us until around noon, but we arrived at the rendezvous spot at 9:30. While we were waiting for Tom and Kathryn, two women stopped, got out of their car, and introduced themselves. We were excited to discover we have some fans in VT. The couple we met on Ethan Allen a few days ago had taken our photo and posted it on the web. They recognized us from the photo and wanted to meet us. That was a special treat. Around noon, we got resupply from Tom and Kathryn, went to lunch, and had another Vermont cheeseburger (very tasty), and the set out for the trail once again. We have now set up camp at Duck Brook shelter which has a cascading waterfall for a water supply. The only downside is that it is a hike down a 100 foot cliff to get it. The climb down was not bad, but the climb up with 4 liters of water-- not so much! Tomorrow we have a lot of climbing ahead of us, and we'll be heading toward the Nebraska Notch. Each day, as we get closer to Canada, the mountains get steeper and rockier. It is testing our partnership and cooperation. Each day we are becoming a more cohesive hiking team. Tennille has even started changing her line to accommodate my hiking style. We are supposed to have WARM weather for the next day or so, and then the storms are supposed to return. We have been really fortunate to have this break from the rain during the time we needed it most.