The Long Trail has interested @hammerhead and me for several years - a year ago we decided hiking this trail would be a great way to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary (October 19). Inviting along @toesalad and @reneetougas -our family who introduced and initiated us to back-country-hiking - is for us a wonderful idea to add to our fun and experience.
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@reneetougas getting engulfed in mist sifting up from the valley - magic blending with the majestic.
Reached Sunshine Shelter before 2:00 - we decided to claim sleeping spots and @hammerhead @reneetougas @toesalad walked to nearby road and hitched into Rochester for coffee and goodies. Came home with treats and reports of friendly drivers. I fetched water, made tea and ‘chilled’ by myself until joined by another hiker.
David Logan shelter - @hammerhead packing up and waiting/hoping for a rain shower to quit before we head out - day 14. An entry in the shelter’s logbook warned of an abundance of mice - all the food bags were tied up in the trees so those of us in the shelter escaped- one of the tarp tent dwellers (without an attached floor) didn’t bode as well- yoy!! Poor guy.
David Logan shelter- @reneetougas and her Dad (@hammerhead) built a wonderful fire using dried kindling stacked in the shelter and scrounged for bigger stuff to keep it going till bedtime! What a welcome surprise for the rest of the hikers (like ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Birch’ ) who ended up in camp - a total of 10 hikers and one dog. (Some tented.)