Thar be moose in them here hills

Thar be moose in them here hills

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 Some people have way too much time on their hands. 

Some people have way too much time on their hands. 

Miles Today: 17.5

Mile Marker: 1,675.3

I got started at 9:15 this morning. Still pitiful, but moving in the right direction.  I bumped into a couple heading south on a section hike and chatted with them for about thirty minutes.  They let me know there was a ton of moose scat coming up.  I saw some earlier, but they confirmed my suspicion that is what it was.  There was tons of it on the trail.  No moose sighting yet unfortunately.

Later in the afternoon I bumped into MacGyver and Trinity who said they were going into Killington tonight.  It turns out Fireball was up the trail near where they left the van.  They had him grab the key they stashed and come get them.  We'll likely reconnect when I stop in town on Tuesday.

The rest of the day was a grind through the muck.  The weather was nice though.  I got into camp late and started setting up.  A local came over and started telling me stories of when he hiked the trail in the 90s and when he worked as a Ridge runner.  Super cool dude, but I eventually had to tell him it was late and I was done.  Hopefully tomorrow I can start a little earlier and finish before dark.

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