Today we hiked into New York. This is our 6th state (out of 14)! Unbelievable!
Connecticut was a good state to us. Similar to Mass, it was relatively flat. The climbs were steep, but the good thing is they are quick. Surprisingly nice vistas too! Overall, the trail is nice and friendly. Hopefully someday, we will take Bones and Curly Locks on the trail.
So, a summary of CT:
2 nights in a tent
1 night in a bed
1 fall (Steadee)
2 dig-a-hole poops in the woods for Deal, 1 for Steadee
2 silver AT markers
2 doses of trail magic (brownies from a trail maintainer and fresh fruit from a fellow hiker) plus my family’s hospitality
1 dose of trail magic given out (we hiked an extra cherry coke from my sister with us today and gave it to a NOBO, who was very grateful and hopefully will pay it forward)
2 deer (these were near my sister’s house though)
We didn’t find too many strange things in the wilderness of CT, just 2 pairs of prescription glasses … Why can’t people drop something more useful to us??
New York should go fairly quick and we’ve heard mixed reviews on the difficulty. Hikers call it the “deli tour” because you pretty much pass something everyday. Unfortunately for us, we struck out on day 1 … The hot dog stand we had been dreaming about all day was gone by the time we got there and then a thunderstorm broke out! NY, please be kind to us …
Oh, do you like my newly decorated trekking pole courtesy of my niece?
Location:E Main St,Pawling,United States