Location: Franconia Notch (NH 25 - 1799.7 Kinsman Notch fill-in) / Chet's Place (1848.9 miles)

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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Location: (1799.7 Kinsman Notch - 1816.0 Franconia Notch) / Hikers Welcome (1839.6 miles)

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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Location: Days Inn, Lincoln NH (1823.3 miles)

With rain overnight, and lousy weather this morning, we decided that today would not be a good day to hike.

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Location: (1890.8 US 2 - 1902.6 Gentian Pond Shelter) / White Birches Camping Park (1823.3 miles)

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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Location: (1875.6 Carter Notch Hut - 1890.8 US 2 / Gorham) / White Mountains Lodge and Hostel (1811.5 miles)

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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