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7/17/18 Day 359 AT Day 118 Riga Shelter  to Great Barrington, MA

July 21, 2018


Miles: 10.6
Steps: 27,006
Elevation Gain: 2,736 feet

Well, an interesting day today.  First up was steeply climbing then immediately descending 3 mountains.  Up, up, up, down down down.  There was quite a bit of rain in the forecast so I was relieved to escape the last peak and come down just before the rain hit!

I crossed into Massachusetts!  The 16th state of Walk The Parks!  Very, very nice! The border was in this really cool ravine, too.

My day of hiking ended fairly early today.  I came upon a picnic table with a bunch of water and Gatorade’s for thru hikers to take (thank you, that’s amazing!) and a couple from England in their van.  They offered me a ride into town and I took it!  

I spent the night in the expensive town of Great Barrington.  I noticed a big red irritation on the back of my leg.  Didn’t look horrible but really didn’t look that great, either. Hmmm...

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