9/10, Day 134, Long Pond Stream Lean-to to Hay Brook Trail, 15.5 miles
We had to protect our gear from shelter mice several times during the night. The temperature was very low and when I heard noises I really hated to poke my head out of my sleeping bag.
Trail was hard today when we went over Barren Mtn, 4th Mtn, 3rd Mtn, Columbus Mtn and Chairback Mtn. with our food laden packs. We stopped for lunch at an overlook with a couple backpacking for their honeymoon.
We only saw two other hikers (another couple section hiking) all day.