Friday–October 29, 2021
Location–Schaghticoke Road (1463.1) to River Road (1475.8), then to home of Barbie and Ron Howland, Kent
Some Best Western Motels are new, great accommodations; others (like the one in Danbury/Bethel) not so much. Slept well, though, then got up and out of there.
A long drive back to River Road, but we’re hiking (Slim Jim & me) by eight.
A hard, steady climb first thing, up and over Schaghticoke Mountain. Spectacular views, the clouds below–like a huge sea.
Slow, difficult going today. The boulders are back in vengeance. Well over nine hours to hike a little less than thirteen miles. Back to the 1.5 mph average.
A very difficult and dangerous descent off Fuller Mountain and Calebs Peak to end the day.
May your trails be
crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous,
leading to the most amazing view.