Many of you have been asking for me to post a map of the Long Trail. There is a spare one at the house, but I will not be there until Saturday. Once I can put my hands on it, I’ll scan it and send it up to the cloud. For now here are the shots he sent back to me today ~ Day 1. I am thrilled with the quality of the iPhone...pretty amazing. He sounds wonderful, but that is because he is doing that one thing in the world he longs to do.....hike in the woods and across the mountains.
Early morning departure shot taken around 7:00AM of Killington Mountain. Bud spent the night at the Inn at the Long Trail ~ Killington, Vermont
Close to Main Junction where the Long Trail splits off from the Appalachian Trail on its way to Canada... taken around 9:30 AM.
Shot taken around 3:00 PM, on his way, hopefully, to David Logan Shelter.
The last picture Bud sent out today. He was hoping to get to the David Logan Shelter which was 8 bunks (slabs of wood) which according to my feeble calculations would have been somewhere around 12-13 miles. As you can see he has about 166 miles left to go to get the Canadian border. I’ll let you know tomorrow if he made it.
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
~ John Muir
This post is PROUDLY linked with Skywatch Friday. Sadly, I am not on the hike to take the pictures, but my husband is. They are all SOOC from his iPhone. If you are interested in following Bud’s journey, there are 2 earlier posts on my blog that will take you back to the very beginning.