Day 114 Race Brook Falls Campsite to Beartown State Forest (20.1 miles) 1530.9 miles total
Bill Belichick would probably have me listed as Doubtful (shoulder) on the injury report but knee and leg are about 95%. Had to throw the Pats thing in there since I’m in MA!
Bet it took a while and a lot of work to clear those fields from the forest. I’ve seen a couple pastures with sheep, lots of hay land and some corn in those clear areas.
Some times it’s just a walk in the woods.
Water sources have been sketchy (but getting better) for a while. Since beginning of NY there have been several places where Trail Angels will leave jugs of water like this. Added bonus if it’s still cold!
Apparently my character was too early for Shays Rebellion but the last battle was fought here.
There is a lot of volunteer time and labor that goes in to maintaining the trail. This was a gathering of those groups and all their families.
Live music was provided by the Berkshire Ukulele Band. They were quite good and had the audience singing along.
There were about 10 thru-hikers and we were the featured guests. Front of the line privilege for food, incredible raspberry, blackberry, blueberry crisp with ice cream (served to us as appetizer and desert!) and as much food as you can imagine.
Next stop is Lee, MA. It’s 20 miles. Will probably hike 13-15 tomorrow and get in early Monday.