Miles Today: 17.9
Mile Marker: 1,079.5 Rocky Mountain Shelter
I woke up this morning to Hop Along packing up. His goal was to do 21 miles and get into town tonight. He is going to go do a Gettysburg tour tomorrow. I wasn't nearly as ambitious. I've got a slow leak in my sleeping pad, and it has gotten worse. I had to reinflate it three times last night. I've also apparently lost and or never packed my repair kit. Top priority next time I'm in town. As a result I didn't sleep very well. I got another 9:00 start today.
An hour into the day I hit a park with a pavilion and found a church group doing trail magic. Cheese, Einstein, Credence, and Clearwater were there. We all hung out for about an hour and then got back to it. Shortly after we found trail magic again. Immram’s friend Smiley had come out to do trail magic for her. He hiked last year, and she helped resupply him in NH. He was returning the favor for her today. Thankfully he had cold sodas. We all hung out there again and joked we would meet at the next trail magic. We all leap frogged each other the rest of the day to the shelter.