Long Trail humor
I remember the time I was in Up For Breakfast and three slightly dirty young people came in and proceeded to eat an amount of food that had to comprise about 30% of their total body weight. They then walked out and put back on packs equal to 50% of their body weight and headed off again with a girm determination that many doubt people of their age possess.
That was the day I realized two things: 1) I love that in Vermont you can still leave a backpack for a few minutes and not have it taken (although any thieves considering those bags may have inhaled 80 miles worth of back sweat and thought the better of it) and 2) any dream of doing the LT will have to wait until they start cloning body parts (specifically two new knees, an ankle and one hip, if anyone is taking pre-orders).
By the way, the references to dissappearances is in regards to the "Bennington Triangle" legends about the area along the trail, north of its namesake.