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|