Saturday June 10, 2017
Stealth camping @ mile 1596.7, 14.1 miles
Total mileage 573.6
I think my trail name should be changed to MAD BEAR! Last night a group of guys camp into camp at 10 pm! And woke me up! 😠 The tenting area was small and someone set their tent up right next to mine. I was awake for over an hour while they were setting up. I do have to say that they were whispering and seemed like they were trying to keep the noise down, but then the snoring started! UGH! 🙁
We were out of camp at 5:30. It was our earliest start. We finished our climb up Mount Graylock and made our way down to North Adam’s, MA. The descent was long and horrible. I didn’t think it was ever going to end and I was ready to be off my feet. Once we made it into town I sat down at the first place I could find which happened to be the front steps of a school. I took my shoes off started to eat my lunch and called Jim looking for sympathy. He basically told me to suck it up! 😟 It may not have been the first time I’ve called him looking for sympathy.
I have left Massachusetts behind and I am now in Vermont. I did the first 100 miles of Vermont last year when I hiked Long Trail. So the next 100 miles will be a repeat. I’m hoping this time will be a little easier since I know what to expect.