8/19 Melville Nauheim Shelter (20)

September 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm

We toughed up and left Mass. civilization today, Vermont bound!!  It was only three miles to the border so this wasn’t too difficult.  Still, seeing the Long Trail signs intersecting with the AT was a huge landmark for us.  Finally we’re getting back into familiar territory near home! 

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Also, they have adorable privy signs.

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It is time to begin our ‘Vermont in 20s’ plan, which involves a special kind of masochism that we saved for the soft, forgiving pine needle-strewn terrain of the Green Mountain State.

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….As long as the trail doesn’t look like this normally.

So far, so good today.  We met up with Damselfly, Zeke, Snakebite, and Limey again and resolved to make good time in VT! 

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We can eat a bag of chips in half an hour.  It’s disgusting.