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Another fine day and I was up and out of the shelter at 8:00 am.  It was really humid right out of the gate, especially at the lower elevations below 1000 feet.  Had lunch at the Buchanan  Shelter Trail junction and then began the long descent up Bolton Mountain.  The trail seemed to go on forever and I was getting very low on water.  Not much of interest on top of Bolton, hiked down to Puffer Shelter for a brief rest.  The spring at Puffer was dry and I am getting concerned about carrying enough water to stay hydrated.

Hiked on past a beaver pond and arrived at Taylor Lodge at about 7:30 pm.  Really long walk down to the spring to get water, but as I was most thirsty that first drink tasted great.  There was quite a crowd at the shelter including a guy who started at Springer Mountain in Georgia and is doing the entire AT and LT.  I am really excited to climb Mount Mansfield in the morning.

Hiked 13.2 miles today.

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