I got home from a conference and while I was gone found out that the stove and backpack I send Gary didn't arrive. It was refused and sent back to the company. The Becket Motel had a mail drop listed in the Appalachian Trail Book but didn't keep it for Gary. I am having it sent to me and I'll send it to his next stop.
He called me Thursday evening and said he was in a Catholic church because there was a storm coming. Talking to him on Friday morning found out that he had spent the night in the church. I thought that was a great service the church provided. Gary said he gave them a donation and headed on his way. Today he crossed over into Vermont. It was still raining some.