Hiked 10 miles into Great Barrington, MA. Got a hitch in the back of a pickup to the post office, where they didn’t have the letter I was expecting. Then went and ate nachos and had a couple beers. I was going to go see a movie with Carpenter but we realized we wouldn’t get all our stuff done. We still had to go to the grocery store and laundromat, so we ended up splitting a room at the days inn. Not cheap.
We sorted out our resupplies and then sat outside talking to Woodman. He is getting off trail because his knee replacement is acting up. It’s sad to see people leave the trail when they don’t want to. He is retired. He applied for a job in Antarctica, so he has that to look forward to. Really nice guy. I remember first hearing his name in the smokies from silver steak, but had never met him until a couple weeks ago.