June 16...Rome to Fort Plain, 58 miles
Signage way better, with one exception, where I ended up on what is surely a mountain biking trail. Stanley performed well and I used my MTB skills, but I ended up turning around, realizing this could not be the route. It wasn't. Drenching rain most of the day, but thankfully I had the right rain gear. I ended up in Fort Plain.
While I sat in the town square in the gazebo, I overhead some teen aged kids talking about leaving school. One said I don't need to go to school; it's a waste of my time. She said she was making her last day tomorrow, Monday. I so wanted to join that discussion but thought better of it. Sigh....
After some hill climbing, located a place to camp at the top of the town with great views and a place to dry out somewhat. Weather expected to be sunny and dry tomorrow. I'm closing in on Albany!