Well Connecticut was a nice state to hike through but it’s always great to cross into a new state. Late yesterday I crossed into Massachusetts and camped at Sages Ravine, a really beautiful campsite.
There was a lot of great scenery yesterday including a hike along the Housatonic River, beautiful panoramas and a climb over Bear Mountain. One of the highlights of the day was taking a two-hour lunch break in Salisbury, CT. It’s a very quaint New England town with nice restaurants, a great grocery store and an outfitter where I bought a new pair of socks.
i wore through the soles of one of my pair that I had been wearing since Virginia and was happy that the outfitter had a good selection socks. I bought a pair of Darn Tough socks made in Vermont that carry a lifetime guarantee. It will be interesting to see how that works!
I had a nice lunch and bought a few snacks, did some planning for the next few days, and checked the weather on my phone. It looks like it will be hot and dry for the next few days with a small chance if isolated showers in the afternoon.
Today I’m hiking twenty-one miles to the Tom Leonard shelter and it looks like their may be a food opportunity at about the halfway point. Since it’s Saturday there will probably be a lot of day hikers and weekend backpackers on the trail. There are not any thru-hikers with me now so it will be nice to see some people during the day.
Here are a couple of photos from yesterday.