We managed a quick departure this morning as well; I got up at 5:15, and we left Hikers Welcome by 6. This wasn't quick enough for Papa Monkey, who wanted to leave earlier; Rainbow had overslept, and Papa Monkey was annoyed I hadn't done more to make sure he was up and moving. (I'll note that I've never needed to give either of them a wake up call before, and there was no reason to think one would have been necessary today.)
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We got up just after 5 am, and actually managed to be on the road by 5:45, heading to Kinsman Notch. It seemed like we were actually going to get a nice weather day for a change, though the sun was still hidden by clouds.
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With rain overnight, and lousy weather this morning, we decided that today would not be a good day to hike.
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White Mountain hostel includes breakfast with stays, so I got up just before the 7 am breakfast, which was a tasty breakfast burrito, hash browns, and a muffin.
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Because of how slowly we hiked yesterday, both Papa Monkey and Rainbow hiked out early. I, on the other hand, decided to stay for the 7 am breakfast at the hut. (I paid for the hut; I should get my money's worth.)
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