But here’s the thing about that: Today was a warm day. After a few days of cool weather, the temperature jumped yesterday into the 80s. It was heading even higher today. Making matters worse, humidity was higher too.
Today would be the first day I had hiked with Stick since we left Lost Pond Shelter a week ago with his daughter.
Now he is hiking with his friend from Colorado, Dustin. Stick told me Dustin struggled a bit yesterday, his first day on the trail, but he seemed to be doing fine as we made our first climb of the day.