Started out rainy again today but by the time we began our hike (slack pack) the rain had stopped and eventually the sun came out and the afternoon was beautiful.
A couple joined us, Bismarck & Hopper, so the 5 of us hiked together. They're a wonderful couple who are lots of fun to be with.
The hike had It's challenges but overall it was pretty straight forward. We had our first real ford right near the end of our hike. It worked out fine. My boots were soaked but that's part and parcel of hiking the AT.
At the end of our hike the hostel owner, Dave, was waiting to shuttle us back with ice cold lemonade. Nice touch.
Tonight we went to an AYCE pizza buffet that was great. Plenty of pizza, fresh salad and dessert. We'll leave Andover well fed.
Tomorrow we'll hike to South Arm Road where Nick will pick us up for a couple of days of slack packing and a day off on Sunday to resupply which is sorely needed. Buffalo Bobby and I haven't taken a ZERO since Bristol mid August.
|Bismarck and Hopper|
|Double Check takes a break|
|Frye Notch Lean to - took our lunch break here.|