Trek one on day one of four day hike of VT. Drove seven hours and then met shuttle driver at VT route 4 parking. He then drove me to VT route 140. I began hiking north.
Not many views along the trail but caught this one early on. Hiked from Route 140 to Spring Lake Clearing after stopping for a snack at the first shelter (Minerva SH). It took from 3 PM to 5 PM and then I hiked until about 6:45 to the clearing and stealth camped with the many wolf spiders I made quick friends as I set up my tent for the night. Saw an amazing sunset over the valley. Covered four miles today. After hanging the bear bag I realized I had placed my ear plugs into it. Oh well I will get a full ear of nature tonight. Nature is so loud. So many animals came by my tent to sniff. It was a busy night for sure. Hoping to sleep better tomorrow night.