The A.T. In Vermont has a reputation for being muddy. They discourage hiking in the spring because it’s so bad. So far it has been fine, but the rain yesterday “restored the mud,” as Jeff (owner of Green Mountain House) stated.
I spent the night at Stratton Pond shelter. The caretaker was awesome. For some reason I ran into her later as well, even though I’m not “The Most Interesting Man in the World.”
I walked by a beaver bog today. Here’s the pond and the beaver hut.
I’ve decided to stop at Kid Gore shelter, even though there’s time to hike more today. It still is a 15 mile day, although some of that was “blue blazing,” taking a short-cut. I have 12.8 miles in store for tomorrow including climbing Glastenbury Mtn.
Day #12 section 2 (#40 total)
Miles from Katahdin, ME – 563.8
Miles from Hanover, NH – 121.6
Miles to Great Barrington, MA – 104.4
Total miles on A.T. – 416.4
Avg daily miles (section 2) – 10.1
Avg daily miles (total) – 10.4
Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort. – Walt Disney