Things seem to be going well! The excessive rains in the beginning of May have given way to extreme heat and humidity, but at least I can walk. After finishing Monadnock, I moved on to Vermont to finally start the side-to-side journey. The more detailed trip report will have to wait until mid-June, when I return home, but for now here’s a quick rundown.
I completed the trails in the Stratton Pond and Lye Brook area, then moved on to the Griffith Lake and Old Job area. I’ve been able to hike more each day than I’d thought I would, which makes me feel good and strong, but the drives between trail heads still cuts down on the possible hiking miles. The humidity and the mosquitoes don’t help, either.
Today I continued with the Little Rock Pond area and the White Rocks area, nearly finishing the side trails on the Appalachian Trail section (minus those close to Bennington and Williamstown, which I’ll have to do in the Fall). Next up, Killington and beyond!