Day 146: The Lookout

Day 146

Route 4 to The Lookout

Miles Hiked: 17.3

AT Milage: 1720.3

This morning I woke up around 7am and took a shower before joining the rest of the hikers for breakfast at the Deli downstairs. There was yerba mate tea, granola, yogurt, and strawberries for breakfast and it was so good! I felt bad for not being able to finish all of it, but the portion sizes that were prepared for us were huge! After breakfast I called my mom to tell her happy birthday and packed my backpack to get back on the trail. Before catching the bus, I ran to Walmart to pick up a knee brace because my knee was still swollen and felt not so great.

Back on trail, I had a nice day of hiking but I was moving pretty slow because my knee and feet were hurting a bit. After I was warmed up halfway through my day I did start feeling better, but I can tell something isn’t quite right with my knee. There was a lot of uphill climbing today but I was happy because it feels better than hiking downhill when my knees are sore. I passed Kent Pond, the tallest waterfall in VT, a campground, and Maine Junction. Maine Junction is where the long trail and the AT split. The long trail continues to Canada and the AT continues to Maine. I’m glad I don’t have to question which direction people are hiking anymore!

When I finally got to the shelter it was around 6:30pm and there were two other people there, one SOBO and one NOBO. The shelter was a four sided cabin with a huge ladder up the side of it to the roof where there was a cool platform to look at the surrounding mountains. It was beautiful! I’m glad the cabin had four walls so it should be warm tonight.

Happy Trails!

Published by Deserrae Potts

Thru Hiker Blogger

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