The wind blew hard all night and it rained off and on. I woke around 5:30 this morning and it was still drizzling so I slept until 7. A cloudy, foggy, and damp morning, and I felt a little better but still not good. We headed down the steep mountain, and Bear Bag predicted two falls between us since everything was wet from last night...and he was right on! I was the first to fall; my feet slipped right out from under me and I fell on my butt and pack. I was a little dirty but uninjured. Bear Bag fell shortly after on a rock I think, landing on his pack. "A comfortable fall" is how he described it! We came to a road crossing between Williamstown and North Adams and took a break at a footbridge in town. While we were sitting there, Rob Bird pulled up in his van! He had dropped off some slackpackers who were staying with him. He gave us a ride to Friendly's in North Adams...we ate breakfast and walked the .7 back to the trail. We had planned for 17 miles today but with all the breaks we knew we probably wouldn't make it. We had another 1000+ climb that was slow going and included a poorly-blazed boulder field at the top...super slow going. We took another break, and then it was off to Vermont! We're FINALLY out of Massachusetts! It feels like we're making progress. We've heard Vermont is muddy and it certainly lived up to its reputation. More slow going as we picked our way through mudholes. We ended up at Seth Warner Shelter, and it's crowded here with Long Trail hikers. The Long Trail starts at the MA-VT border and goes 273 miles to Canada. It runs concurrent to the AT for 105 miles. Strange to think that these people are just starting their journeys; we're so far into ours! Despite the forecast the afternoon was pleasant and full of sunshine. Some clouds rolled in this evening so we'll see how the night goes!