Starting Location: Kid Gore Shelter
Destination: Spruce Peak Shelter
Total Miles: 1642.3
Started off this morning with another exciting bear sighting, my first ever in Vermont. After running about 50 yards away, he stopped to pose and look back at me with an equal curiousity. Sadly, by the time I flipped the velcro on my shorts pocket to grab the camera, he was gone.
I hiked most of the day with Seeker and Walk On, enjoying a beautiful blue sky day from the firetower on Stratton Mt. before a swim in Stratton Pond below. After a foggy day in '02, it was great to see the magnificent view from the firetower this time.
All three of us pushed on 'til late in the day, reaching the shelter after 8pm. Another great night in a really neat fully-enclosed shelter with lots of eating!