I’m headed into Manchester Center, VT today. Here’s the updated post for today.
Yesterday was undoubtedly the best day on the trail that I’ve had all summer. I started out at Little Rock Pond shelter and hiked about 10 miles to the Peru Peak shelter, where I spent the night. Griffith Lake is just north of the shelter; I stopped and swam in the lake with several other hikers. The lake was pristine and fresh. The only thing I can compare it to is swimming in lakes in Upstate NY as a child.
Peru Peak shelter was an absolute joy. There were NOBO’s, SOBS’s, Flip-Floppers, Long Trail hikers, and weekenders. We all had a blast sitting around a campfire in the evening. “Zoom” took at nap and “Secret Agent” showed me how to make a Ramen Bomb.
There was lots of time to rest and relax yesterday. Today, I hiked 10 miles to the highway and got a ride into Manchester Center from two of my buddies from the shelter. Here they are along with me on top of Bromley Mountain, one of 3 peaks that we climbed today.
I’m holed up at the Green Mountain House tonight and plan to take a “zero” here tomorrow. The weather looks really iffy for the day after tomorrow, so plan will be flexible.
Day #9 section 2 (#37 total)
Miles from Katahdin, ME – 538.1
Miles from Hanover, NH – 95.9
Miles to Great Barrington, MA – 130.1
Total miles on A.T. – 389.7
Avg daily miles (section 2) – 10.7
Avg daily miles (total) – 10.5
A good story can take you on a fantastic journey. – Walt Disney