In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. – Jon Muir
Started hiking around 7:30 AM. Was making sure it wasn’t going to rain again. Yesterday was incredible, it literally rained all day long without stopping. I was so glad I was not on the trail. But I was a little leery this morning and I did hit the trail. I was expecting it to be flooded
To my surprise it was not. Don’t get me wrong-it is very soaked but there is not as much standing water as I thought there’d be. I will tell you the rain has made the hike longer. Having to zigzag around the mud and puddles just makes the hike longer.
My only big climb today was Stratton Mountain. I knew up at the top of Stratton Mountain there is a fire tower. What I did not know was there was also a caretaker from the Green Mountain club. This is Jean. Jean and her husband Hugh live in this little hut from May to October!.
She invited me inside and oh how I wanted to organize that hut. I could not believe how everything was just everywhere. Jean was very talkative and I had a hard time getting away from her – she was a sweetie.