Today we took a zero at the White Mountain Inn, a place we has heard great things about on the trail from other hikers. The owners, Greg and Geri, run this during the hiking season, and then take the winter off, and spend it somewhere warm, like Panama or Grenada.
They treated us all to a great breakfast, cooked by their helper, Kyle, who is a high school senior.
We also got taken to Walmart to resupply. We bought bratwurst, potato salad, macaroni salad and watermelon, and at lunch time, we put on our own hiker feed, feeding 13 hikers! A good time was had by all. We met quite a few new faces, including Huff and Puff, Butters, Sunshine, Miles, and we're reunited with some familiar faces - Sprinkles, Nokey, secrets, Shenanigans and Lighthouse. A couple of other hikers hiked out his morning, but most were taking a zero here before heading out again. We will be here again in three nights, as we got picked up always from here yesterday, and will return to that point in the morning. Then the trail ends up passing right down the road from here after about three days of hiking. We are going to stay here again, and leave our food here for the section of trail after that
Keith has always wanted to try one of these, and the owner had one.
- Steady and F100