07:02. Hiker Trail Magic Water Supply
It seemed like we were in Williamstown for 10 seconds. Before I knew it the next morning had arrived and Hawkeye was talking one of the other motel residents into giving us a ride to the trailhead. He was persuasive enough to get us a ride.
Moments later we were hiking the trail. We had barely gone a few feet when we found this bit of trail magic. Water is always accepted!
07:55. Fire North of Williamstown
The last couple of miles of Massachusetts has recently experienced a fire. We soon hiked into the burned area. I’m not sure if it was intentional or not.
08:18. Rock Garden
The last mileage in Massachusetts was your basic rock garden. The picture above was the good part of the garden. The combination of up, rocks and fire made the last mile of Massachusetts very memorable.
08:31. Nearing Vermont Border
At this point in the trail the Appalachian and Long Trail of Vermont, which leads into Canada, coincides for 105 miles.
09:15. Welcome to Vermont
The combination of the Appalachian and Long Trails.
09;30. 1,600 Miles of the AT
Hawkeye and I have now hiked the first 1,600 miles of the Appalachian Trail.
13:47. A Pond Seemingly Untouched by Man
There are no roads to these bogs and beaver ponds so in essence they are untouched by humans. Only the occasional hiker gets to witness the daily serene play of nature at work.
13:53. Sauce is Fishing Again
Let it not be said that Sauce is not enjoying his time on the trail. He is only doing a section this time so we not be seeing him for long.
18:28. Camping on Harmon Hill
The word was that there was a great stealth camp site on Harmon Hill about 2 1/2 miles beyond the shelter. Arrival at the shelter, which was on a creek, provided us with Mosquitoes, horse flies and gnats. It was not a difficult decision. We hiked on. It was a perfect decision. A steady light breeze, a perfect view, no mosquitoes and a sunset. I’ve never slept so well!!!
20:08. Sunset on Harmon Hill