What an awesome ZERO day. We can't thank our host and hostess Second Nature and Grateful enough. They were awesome and took very good care of us!
Checking another state off the list feels so good. 160 miles, 13 days! Like I said, NH was very good to us and we enjoyed it immensely. The Appalachian Mountain Club and the Dartmouth Outing Club could take some lessons from the Maine AT Club on blowdowns and white blazes, but at least NH was 1% bog and didn't have any crazy detours.
Here's my summary of NH:
7 nights in a tent
2 nights in a shelter
2 nights in a hostel
2 nights in a hut
105 NOBOs passed (and supposedly, we still haven't hit the BUBBLE!! We even ran into people whose blog I was reading before we left! That was pretty cool!)
6 falls for Steadee, 4 falls for Deal
2 dig-a-hole poops for Deal, 1 for Steadee
Trail Magic: leftover dinner, granola bars from weekenders, cooler in the woods with chips & cookies, tuna sandwich, banana, chips & peanuts from the owners of The Cabin in Andover, ME, whiskey from weekenders, gatorade in a parking area, sodas for sale from a house off the trail
Weird things you find in NH wilderness: broken TV, large sleeping bag, fleece jacket, sock, metal fork, broken glass, unidentified metal objects
So yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our zero day. Fire Marshall completed the McDonalds Dollar Menu Challenge (10 items ... took him all of 15 minutes to eat)! Deal soaked his aches and pains in the hot tub ...
So, until next time ... we have 149.8 miles in Vermont up next!!