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I slept in this morning as I really liked the Boyce Shelter as it is up high off the ground and quite clean.  Hiked this morning to the Emily Proctor Shelter for a brief rest.  Had lunch at a beautiful spot on top of Mount Roosevelt called Killington Lookout.  Awesome view as it was very clear today.   Also on the cool side, a perfect hiking day.

Arrived at the Cooley Glen Shelter at about 4:30pm and decided to call it a day.  I would have pushed on but spoke to a group of south bounders who didn’t see any camping spots north of here and I didn’t think that I could make the next shelter.  There is a camp group of 14-15 year olds here who have been very entertaining tonight.  These kids are all very rich from places like Scarsdale, Potomac, Bloomfield and the Mainline.  Also a boy named Ray from Gongdong China who said that he liked talking to me instead of the immature kids in his camp group.  I am putting up my tent as this group has pretty much overrun the shelter.  I am hiking much better than I was earlier in my trip.  My knee feels much better and I am confident that I can finish the trail.  I hope to have a big day tomorrow.

Hiked 9.5 miles today.

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Up early and cooked a hot breakfast.  Today was a great day!  Although a little hot, I was up on a ridge most of the day with strong breezes.  Stopped for lunch and a nearly three hour rest at Sucker Brook Shelter.  Pushed on and had heavy rain in the afternoon when I reached Middlebury Snow Bowl Ski Area.   Went for the first swim of my hike in the rain at Lake Pleiad.  This really cooled me off and inspired me to push on.  Marched on and arrived late at Boyce Shelter out of water, tired and hungry.

This is the second straight night that I have a shelter to myself and I only saw 3 hikers all day on the trail.  I had an awesome day and am quite excited as this shelter is the halfway point of the Long Trail.

Hiked 13.9 miles today.

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