LT 2014 Day 6: Inn at Long Trail to David Logan Shelter

Day 6?  What happened to Day 5?

My leg was not in a normal type of pain when I got to the Inn and when I walked on it later that night I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to be better in the morning.  So I decided to take a 0 day.  I didn’t know what that meant for my overall schedule, but there really wasn’t much of an option.  Maybe I could catch up.

So I asked to stay an extra night, bummed around the inn, took the bus into Rutland, saw a really bad movie, and rested my leg.  Surely that would do the trick.

I got up around 7 the next day, scarfed down a delicious omelette and hit the trail again.  A couple hours in I was still feeling ok.  I met a nice SOBO father and son from Michigan pair just fitting in a couple of days before a wedding.  Then at about four hours in, even though I wasn’t pushing it really hard and the terrain was pretty easy, the intense pain came back.  At that point, I realized I had to give up on actual destination goal and just do whatever I could.  I stopped early at David Logan Shelter and had a decent cell signal so I got to video chat with my wife and son.  That was awesome.

Then I brought up an e-book and read a whole book.  Wow, how luxurious.  I even went to bed early.

My favorite stop on the LT

Should I keep on the LT or maybe just do the AT while I was here?

David Logan Shelter –
Giving up does have a certain luxury to it

My stuff spread out in the shelter

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