Stayed up late last night, got a late 1pm checkout, gotta milk every penny on those expensive hotels. Stopped at the gas station and got a hitch from a nice guy in a pickup with a dog. He’s moving to VT in two weeks. I joked that maybe he’ll give me another hitch in VT. It’s easy to spot people who are willing to give hikers rides. It is harder to hitch as we go north.
So, we nero-ed out of town, talked to big Yankee for a bit at the road and camped in a cushy pine forest. It’s nice when all your tarp stakes go in the ground easily. Not like in PA!
Mosquitos are bad here, but they’ve been worse. Just part of the hike!