Starting Location: CT 341
Destination: Pine Swamp Brook Lean-to
Total Miles: 1477.4
Connecticut is tougher than you might think. Lots of steep PUDs today with lots of sun, but also good clean running streams–a welcome change from NJ/NY’s brackish, ugly water. Some gruelling ups and downs at the end of the day made for a tough finish, though Footloose and I killed some time in the afternoon heat by lazing on some rocks in the Housatonic River.
We’re a bit worried about Northern Harrier, who was in terrible shape when we arrived at the shelter. The heat of the day and drain of the terrain seemed to have been too much for his body. After vomitting what little he had in him and noticeably stumbling his way around the campsite this afternoon, I’m hoping he’s a bit better come morning. Another night in the tent to avoid the terrible bugs.