Elevation 666 feet
Miles Hiked 7.9
It was cold this morning. The temp in town was 52 degrees and I'm sure it was colder at the campsite. I started hiking by 8:00 AM, and it warmed up quickly. The first part of the morning had some tricky rock scrambles, but the trail soon smoothed out. Today I planned to stay at a motel. I was looking forward to a shower and to wash clothes.
Nice walk in a pasture
A monument commemorating a battle in 1787
I arrived at the highway to Great Barrington, MA at 12:15. Not having checked my guide, I didn't realize it was nearly three miles to the town. After walking about 100 yards, I checked and decided not to walk the distance, so I began hitchhiking and immediately got a ride.
My ride dropped me off in the middle of a quaint downtown. I headed for a French Bistro with outside seating and had lunch. It was a nice place, so I hung out for awhile and just watched the world go by.
Ice cream shop where I got a scoop
A couple hours later, I started walking to the motel. It was one and one-half miles away, so I got a good look at the town's business district.
In the evening, I had dinner at a bar and grill and then went shopping. My gloves were ripped apart from climbing on the rocks, so I bought a new pair.
All in all, it was a pretty good day.