Today started out as a pretty normal day with an opportunity for breakfast at a deli five miles into the hike. Getting real food is such a treat!
Later I passed by a beautiful lake and checked my trail guide to learn that it is called Nuclear Lake. No kidding. Now who in the world would name a lake something like that? You can be sure that I didn’t stop to get water there.
Towards the end of the day the sky turned stormy, as predicted, so I quickened my pace to get to my destination, the Native Plant and Landscape Center, to set up my tent before the rain came. I made it just in time. Lady Grey is also camping here so we walked down the road to have dinner at a deli. It seems like there’s a deli at every crossroads in New York!
The Native Plant and Landscape Center is located right next to the Appalachian Trail train station and is on a pretty busy road so it may be a noisy night if a lot of trains go by. There is a train that stops at the Appalachian Trail station on Saturdays and Sundays and you can ride into New York City. I can hear a train coming down the track now and it’s pretty loud. The wind from the passing train makes my tent blow. Yes, it may be a long night!
Tomorrow I will cross from New York to Connecticut and I plan to spend the night at the Fife and Drum Inn in the town of Kent. It will be nice to take a shower, maybe even a bath, and do laundry. There is supposedly a good outfitter in town and I need to see about getting some new socks and some really effective insect repellant.
Here are a few pictures from the day…