The trail led us right through Dartmouth College. It was pretty neat, everyone in the town was super nice and helpful, it was almost like we were celebrities! Parents pointed us out to their children, people offered us to stay at their house and home cooked meals, restaurants gave us free food, and the outfitter gave us snickers! It was a blast and hard to leave, but the trail beconed. I have been hiking with a great group, pork steak, and somer sault from st. Louis, Beowulf who I've been hiking with a while, smiley who I hiked with early on in the smokeys, and hot sauce. The whites are days away and quickly approaching, but we have a plan and are in shape and ready for them! 425 miles to go, still hard to believe, and still having a blast.