Saturday–October 9, 2021
Location–Cloudland Road (458.6) to VT-12 (465.3) then back to Hanover Adventure Tours Hostel, Norwich, Vermont, Kimberly Chambers, Proprietor, MaKensi Kastl, Hostel Mgr.
Rested till noon today, catching up on journal entries and correspondence. Additional rest for my weary body also of great benefit. It’s 12:30 before Barry gets us (Kitchen Sink and me) back on trail.
Comparing trail today to trail yesterday, there could not be more diverse conditions–boulders, rocks and roots in New Hampshire, duff and dirt in Vermont. Just amazing contrast; I’m glad to be taking the duff and dirt!
Plenty of climbing today, in excess of 2,000 feet, but relatively easy going up and down gradual inclines through dark woods, open forests and rolling fields. Less than four hours to hike the 6+ miles. Not many longer remain.
Barry is right at day’s end to fetch us back to Hanover. A stop at the Co-op on the way so Kitchen Sink can get makings for his specialty burgers. Great meal. Good company. Fine evening…
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.