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Stratton Mountain Fire Tower - escaping the hail storm

Stratton Mountain Fire Tower - escaping the hail storm

Got started at 8:45 am and had the wildest day yet.  Easy hike in the morning and then a much tougher hike up Stratton Mountain.  Climbed the Stratton fire tower and while at the top, it started to hail.

Long Trail hail on Stratton Mountain

Long Trail hail on Stratton Mountain

Hiked for about 20 minutes in a hailstorm.  I also twisted my left knee on a root, which made going very slow.


Stratton Pond

Stratton Pond

Arrived at Stratton Pond Shelter very wet, cold and tired.  This is a new modern shelter with a loft and capacity for quite a crowd, which we had, including: Grizzly & Lisa; an AT thru hiker from TX and 3 AT section hikers.

Hiked 10.6 miles today.

Stratton Pond Shelter

Stratton Pond Shelter

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Slept in due to the early morning rainstorm that was pelting my tent.  Left about 10:00 am and stopped for lunch at Kid Gore Shelter.  Ended up for the night at Story Spring Shelter with Grizzly & Lisa, Sunrise a “Go-lite” AT thru-hiker who is a teacher from Dallas, and 2 southbound AT thru-hikers, including Dude and a guy from Alaska.  I was most impressed by Sunrise as she was doing over twenty miles a day and was planning on finishing the trail in about 4 months.

Hiked 8.9 miles today.

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