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Started the day leisurely as I was only going as far as Route 4/The Long Trail Inn.  Relatively easy hike today down from Killington and over Pico Mountain to the Inn.

Arrived about 12:30 pm and who was sitting at the bar but BJ the Bear.  Had the Irish beef stew for lunch.  Called Christine and much to my surprise, we had a room reserved at the Long Trail Inn as everything in Brandon was booked.  My day was now much easier as I will not have to hitch or take two buses to Brandon.

I met Hungry Howie at the Inn and took his picture.  I am admirer of Hungry Howie and had picked much of my gear after reading his advice on  Wingfoot’s AT thru-hike bulletin board.

Hungry Howie

Hungry Howie

Went in to Rutland on the shuttle bus to re-supply and get the strap on my pack fixed.  Had dinner and watched the band at the Inn while waiting for Christine and Samantha.  They arrived at about 10:30 pm.  It was great to see them after being away for two weeks.

Hiked 6.3 miles today.

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