Today we drove to Journey’s End, the northern terminus of the Long Trail. We walked in on the approach trail to the Canadian border where The Long Trail begins. Then we hike on to the Shooting Star shelter where we are camped for the night. Our total mileage for the day was a little over six miles. We started walking at 3:00 and got to Shooting Star at 6:00. Everyone is a good hiker and we had a great day. Tomorrow we’ll hit some bigger peaks and we’ll cover either 6 or 10 miles, depending on how everyone feels. I’m pretty confident we can do ten.
Some of the students have already picked up trail names. Griffin is ‘Aviator’ because he flies down the trail. Julia is ‘Jukebox’ because she always has a song in her head. Derek is ‘Ghost’ but I’m not sure how he got that name. I’ll ask him tomorrow and report back to you.