While waiting for my shuttle I saw this sign in the lodge. Today I will be dropped off at Woodstock Stage Road and hike south to VT route 4. Today my destination is Wintturi SH. I got dropped off at 1:30 and hiked until 6:30 a distance of six miles. This shelter was .25 off the trail.
Good water source but I find myself alone. To pass the time I read the log book and found out there were a lot of porcupine seen along with a few bear. This made me a little nervous but I could not hike further tonight. The weather has begun to turn to rain. I will stay in the shelter tonight hoping to be alone without any fur critters to join me. Also noted from the log that there is a bothersome bear at the next shelter. This gave me something to think about! I set up in the shelter. So I prayed that my mind would not run away with my peace. At about 11 PM I began gathering some supplies to try to start a fire to hopefully put “there are humans here in the air”. I got some smoke going and it burned for a short time. I then went back to trying to get to sleep. I woke up many times. One time my head lamp caught a field mouse walking along the edge of the shelter. Tomorrow is another day!