Mellow day heading out of Manchester Center. We wanted a short day that would get us to the shelter fairly early and we got that. Before leaving the hostel this am, we had pizza and ice cream for breakfast.
Trail was pretty easy headed up to Stratton Pond. Got some nice views of the town below on the way.
Got in early and went for a swim in the pond. The shelter here is big. Enough room for 20. There are around 10 here at the shelter right now. Mostly Long Trail hikers. They (Green Mountain Club) do not allow tenting or hammocking near the shelter, so we are hanging our hammocks under the over hang in the front, which is allowed (oddly). Will see how that goes.
Now (7pm), we are sitting down by the pond soaking in the sunshine.
Daily Distance: 10.1
Trip Distance: 547.0