The Long Trail Day 25by cyberhiker01 on 07/01/14
Decided to "zero" in Stowe so we could get fully dried out, resupply, and plan the final leg of the=is trek. The way it looks, we are shooting to finish on Thursday. I have often said that getting to and from the trail is as hard as hiking it-- getting back from the Canadian border is no exception. Laine Rountree Walter has spent countless days trying to get rides from the border back to civilization and then back to Charlotte. This has been, as she said, "planes, trains, and automobiles" or a combination of all of them. Plans are not solidified yet, but they are close to falling into place. Thank you so much, Laine!! Tennille has enjoyed her day off and the weather appears to be clearing. We have heard that it should remain stable for the next 3 days before the rain returns. This will be fitting if it does return. We could then finish much like we started: wet! For those of you who followed our trek of the MST (Mountains to Sea Trail) last season, you know that my love for COKE and the streak I have for getting one in every trail town where I stop. I am very happy to report that VT is a Coke state, and the streak lives on. Our new friend, Neil VanDyke, is picking us up bright and early tomorrow morning and taking us back to the trail. We have a little over 65 miles left, and are excited to have reached this final leg of our journey. I want to send a special thank-you to Tom and the rest of the gang at Marmot. The layers are working great-- I am especially grateful for the rain gear. Had I not fallen into the waterfall yesterday, it would have kept me totally dry.