12 , 1983 Friday (532.7 mtg) From
Gonzo!s Appalachian Trail journal
nasty weather continued today. I did not feel like subjecting myself
to the cold, windy, rainy environment over some of the Vermont peaks
providing supposedly great views, so I decided to stay at the
shelter for another day and night, and perhaps defend my pigmainia
the day, Malcomb gave me a ride into Manchester Center where I found
a cheap pair of lightweight pants, and long sleeved shirt, and a
few groceries. I was certain that the fall weather had arrived in
the north-east. Most of the other hikers moved on, but I would not
be alone as a new batch moved in later that afternoon. Ed decided
to stay also. He was a weird "motorcycle rider looking"
kind of guy. Along with the chaplain from an Ohio college, two others
and myself, the crowd was very diverse.
Appalachian Trail Journals ©1983