Monday, July 11, 2005

Green Mountains of Vermont!

I'm writing this from inside the headquarters of the Dartmouth Outing Club located in Hanover, NH. In a few hours we will walk across the bridge over the Connecticut River and in to Vermont. On saturday we woke up to a terrible rainstorm and someone in the shelter joked about us hiking straight to Hanover. (30 miles) Well the idea stuck and we managed to hike the all the way in. We got in at about 830 p.m. cold, wet, and tired. Mike managed to get us a stay at a sorority house on campus. We showered and did laundry and began to watch tv in the rec room when we were asked to leave the house (at midnight!) because some of the members felt uncomfortable about us vagrants sleeping in their mansion.

Frustrated we headed back out in to the night. We finally managed to get a stay at one of the frat houses on campus. I was sound asleep by 2:30 a.m. My 3:00 a.m. wake up call came when the frat boys decided to hold a paintball battle inside their house. The war didn't last more then an hour but it certainly was epic and loud. Oh well, it's their house and we were staying for free.

On Sunday we took a zero day. Tiffany drove up and we got a chance to hang out. We went to the movies and saw Cinderella Man, I bought a book, and we had lunch and dinner together. Mike spent the day swimming and hanging out in Dartmouth with the Jersey boys.

We're about to hit a local swimming hole then we gotta get hiking. Vermont is calling! I'll try to get some pictures up soon.

The pack of southbounders are here in Hanover:

The Jersey boys: Tugboat, Bewildered, & Little Debbie
Gills & Samoa
Leroy & Turkus


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