Monday, October 10, 2016

The End of "A Walk In The Woods" on the Vermont Long Trail/AT

"A Walk In The Woods" is a memoir written by Bill Bryson about his experience thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. A movie was later made starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. It portrays the struggles of two 60 something men not in the best shape while walking the trail.
I wondered if it would also portray our struggles as a group of 60 something women, and our one youngster who is in her 50's. But I was very wrong, we have enjoyed every step on the Appalachian trail and completed this portion with no trouble at all.
We stand strong in our hiking boots on the trail.
Our senses were so stimulated today as we walked on a colored carpet of leaves, listening to the babbling brook flow past as we walked, smelling the rotting leaves beneath our feet, and feeling the cool breeze on our nose and ears.

We walked in solitude for much of the way just taking in our environment and feeling so grateful and alive.


Halfway into our hike we came across this beautiful pond and sat there to eat our lunch.
Then it was time to head back to the Crisanver House, one of the most elegant places we have stayed yet.

Tomorrow we fly out of Vermont and return to Boston for a few days to take in some of the historical places there. We also have to say goodbye to Bonnie as she is headed back to her winter home in Savannah to help her husband get their house in order after Hurricane Matthew blew through. 

1 comment:

  1. A fitting last day. Vermont has just bee spectacular. Thanks for sharing.