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.
We had some mountains to climb! When we grow weary to call on the Lord.
We hiked from 10 AM to 6:30 PM.
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.
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.