Day Seven: A night at a Buddhist Monastary

September 17th; 17 miles Wow, what a trail stop! I think that this was one of my favorite places I’ve ever stopped at while on the trail. I hauled ass this morning to get the 17 miles behind me to the road where I would hitch-hike in to Trout Lake. It was still raining through this morning, but I got to rt. 23 by about 1:30, skipping lunch and just hiking, looking forward to the opportunity to dry off. Even though there was almost no traffic on the road, I got a quick ride in to town in the back of a pick up truck (it was at this point that I noticed that a horsefly bite I had gotten about 5 days earlier on my leg, had not only not healed, but gotten worse with a reddening starting to spread down my leg… a little worrying to say the least). I got dropped off at the town market and
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