Woke up this morning and got hiking. The sky was clear, but clouds started building as the day progressed.
Hiked up to Killington Peak. It was a good climb. On top was a ski resort with a restaurant. I grabbed a burger.
Hiked down from the peak. The hike down was nice. Some claps of thunder and then a general thunderstorm came on the way down. Got wet, but it was a warm rain.
Crossed the 1,700 mile mark today.
I also passed a sign saying 500 miles to Katahdin. So I have less than that to go. I will admit it brought a tear to my eye after taking the photo and processing it in my mind. Sometimes, you just do not want something to end. I regrouped and put the focus back on to today and enjoying it. I am not ready to discuss this or think further of it. I have a lot of miles and a lot of amazing experiences left on this pilgrimage and that’s where the focus and energy shall be directed.
Got into Rutland, Vermont by hitchhiking, for some dinner at the famous Yellow Deli. The food was great, the people friendly. Decided to spend the night at the Yellow Deli Hiker Hostel. Gave me cold tea when I arrived, the place was clean and nice.
Maybe by the end of the week or so, I will enter the new State of New Hampshire.