Tuesday May 23, 2017
Hemlock Springs Campsite 14.4
Total mileage 382.8
Jim dropped us back off where we left off the day before. It is always so hard to say see you later. I was crying again. My time with him was so short. I didn’t want it to be over. I walked away crying say thank you God for the time you have given me with him. Thank you for bring us together. Thank you that we have each other.
It was a pretty busy day. I went over three mountains with so many beautiful views. I went over Black Mountain, West Mountain and Bear Mountain. Bear Mountain is a popular tourist destination so the trail well groomed, although the descent had a ton of rock steps which my knees weren’t to fond of.
I walked through a zoo. The trail goes right through it. I saw two red foxes all curled up resting in a pretty small cage. I hope that is not the cage they are in all the time. I also saw two more bears. Although these were not black bears. These are brown bears. The famous grisly bears! I also saw some snakes and the largest toads/frogs I have ever seen. These things were BIG!
I also crossed the Hudson River on a pretty scary bridge. The pedestrian walkway was really narrow and the outside railing was a metal fence like structure that I could see through. I made it across but I was scared! 😯I couldn’t even look around at anything. I had to stop walking if I wanted to look around at anything and I only did that once. I just focused straight ahead and walked as fast and safely as I could.