[Thread drift, but...]
When I end-to-ended the Long Trail, I too soldiered on from Stark's Nest in lashing rain. Moreover, there was a dayhiker at the shelter who offered to give me the keys to her car if I wanted to go into town for a resupply, as long as I brought it back to the trailhead in an hour or so. I passed up the offer because it seemed, well, complicated, and I had plenty of food. But I did kick myself later. I was new to the concept of trail magic. :)
Thanks so much for the TRT journal and vid...we're hoping to be up there next month!