From Mt. Riga Shelter to Race Brook Falls Campground

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We awoke to a nice sunrise shining right into our shelter!  It was an amazing way to wake up the first morning. Read Lenny’s devotional and it was a good focus for the days hiking.

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We had some mountains to climb! When we grow weary to call on the Lord.

We hiked from 10 AM to 6:30 PM.

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We climbed bear mountain and met two young men that were out for a hike.  They had seen a porcupine on the trail we had just walked.  We had a nice chat and they took our photo on top of the summit.  The summit was like a large caron.

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We also climbed Race Mountain .  We ate lunch at Sages Ravine Brook Campsite.  Shortly after we began hiking again I caught my calf on a ledge and it threw me towards the ravine….I saw a steep drop to the bottom of the ravine unless I could shift my pack weight to stop my fall….I made a five point landing and had a rush of adrenalin through my system!  The trekking poles saved me from a lot of bruises.  Met possibly Tom Turtle at the CT/MA line.  He was eating lunch at a stream.  This brought on a lot of laughter and funny scenarios!  We met two men walking that barely spoke and a nice couple with a dog.  We signed the book at the state line…..tough-turlee, wise piggy, and cozy cuizeney.  We set up our tents at Race Brook Falls campground and I went to find water.  It was a long walk and the water was not exactly a running brook.  I filled our water and headed back.  Linda had been calling for me and did not realize how far I had to go to find the source.  Nice privy and a bear box at the campground.  Linda’s trekking poles fell in the night and I thought they were a bear trying to get into the box….I did not sleep well after hearing that noise.  Many odd thoughts pasted through my weary mind.

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