On the second day I woke up at 6:30 and was packed and ready to hike by 8:07. I took photos of the signs at the beginning of the trail and hiked to an overlook. I walked yesterday and today thinking about the life with my husband and
how much I miss him in my life.
I met a man doing day hikes and we talked a short time. I hiked to the summit of Greylock and chatted with a few people along the way. I found a slow gentleman that was walking separate from his wife and friend. We talked a short time and he was very pleasant. I took photos and gathered water at the summit.
I got to the summit at noon and left about half an hour later. I hiked about 1.8 miles and stopped to make a meal because I had not eaten lunch yet. I talked with a man doing day hikes carrying five pounds and just viewing the highlights. I traveled onto the shelter and arrived at 3:45 to find a young couple at the shelter. We talked a while and then I set up my tent. An older thru hiker came through and talked a while sharing some funny stories. Shortly four women arrived with very heavy packs. Another man arrived and set up a tarp tent. I left to get into my tent about 9 PM and it rained during the night. Noticed a bird at this shelter that was blue with black. I identified it as a black throated blue warbler when I got home. It also is the bird I have heard singing through the woods as I walk for a few hikes now. I am excited to have identified it!