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Up early and climbed the fire tower to watch the sunrise, which was really beautiful.

Sunrise atop Belvidere Mountain

Sunrise atop Belvidere Mountain

I was on the trail by 7:30 am.  I reached Tillotson Camp at 9:15 am and a really strange unstable guy was camped right in the middle of the trail.  The temperature was again really hot and it was difficult to stay cool.  Went over Haystack Mountain which was tough and had lunch at Hazen’s Notch Road Crossing.  Stopped at Hazen’s Notch Camp for water and then pushed on for Jay Camp.  The hiking over Bruce Peak, Buchanan Mountain, Domey’s Dome and Gilpin Mountain was all ridge travel, which provided a cooler more comfortable hiking environment.  This was by far the best part of a very tough day.

Jay Camp - hiker from Newton, MA

Jay Camp - shared with hiker from Newton, MA

I arrived at Jay Camp at about 8:30 pm and a hiker who is a TV producer from Newton, Massachusetts was the only person here.  He gave me some double stuff Oreo’s that really hit he spot.  I am really tired and looking forward with much anticipation to finishing my journey tomorrow.

Hiked 14.3 miles today.

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