Tuesday, September 1st (day 20)
Today was a great relax day. Cathy picked us up at 8am. Since she works for Mt Mansfield park, she has connections. We went to her office and picked up another girl, and a man who followed us to the toll road. The man opened the gate for us (it usually doesn't open until 9am, and she drove us up to the parking area near the the summit. This road is usually $20 +$6 for each additional passenger. We got to do it for free with our new friends in high places! This put us back about a mile and a half from where we left off, but we would much rather re-hike that mile and a half than do the death wish "cliff trail" again. We were hiking above the clouds, and seemed to be the first ones on the mountain.