Sunday, July 31, 2011

Journal Entry #121

Wednesday, July 27 - Day 125 - 1472.0 - Caesar Brook Campsite

 We'll (really) we're back on our own again after a enjoying the hospitality of Terri & Jon for the past three days.

Terri made us a wonderful breakfast casserole and armed us with a lot of food and snacks to take with us. We were so full from all the good food and drink these last three days that we didn't think we could possibly eat another thing but everything was gone by lunchtime and now were back to trail food.

Despite having to work today, Terri also drove us back to the trailhead in Kent and we were off and hiking before 8:00 AM.

We can't thank Terri & Jon, or anyone who's help us for that matter, enough. The second day of slake packing really gave us a boost.

It was a bit of a challenge getting used to a full pack today even though it was only two days. The good news is we did some big ups and a couple of unbelievable downs and still made it to camp with enough energy to pitch our tents, get water and make dinner.

This campsite is perfect. Nice level tent sites and a beautiful water source only a few yards away
One of the downs was a rock waterfall called St John's Ledges. It was virtually straight down 520 feet  Reportedly there were steps, but you could have fooled us.

It's now 6:30 and we're all in our tents. The past couple of nights we enjoyed staying up until dark, but now were back in the woods and will be hiking by 6:00 AM.

The end of another perfect day.

Love, peace, joy & hope,
Trolley Stop

Evidently CT has the same budgetary issues a couple of other states have. Where are the Hand Towels!

1 comment:

  1. Back from two weeks' vacation and just catching up to you on the Trail, TS! I can't believe how far you've gone in the time I've been away! -Deb.