Section 4: 223.5-Vt Rte 15/Valley of the Lamoille River to 272.7-Journey’s End/Northern Terminus
This fall has been brutal (not as brutal as the Long Trail) so I want to apologize for being so delinquent in my posting. Hurricane Harvey really did a number on the school year, combined with adding a class that I’ve never taught before and my roommates/landlords moving to Peru and taking the best dog in the world with them, it’s been a doozy. I will endeavor to post more regularly in the future, now that we have a couple of breaks coming up it should be manageable.
So here it is, the last section of the Vermont Trail. My double knee brace section.
Trail Day 17 (July 10): Vt Rte 15/Valley of the Lamoille River to Spruce Ledge Shelter (18 m)
Trail Day 18 (July 11): Spruce Ledge Shelter to Hazen’s Notch Camp (14.1 m)
Trail Day 19 (July 12): Hazen’s Notch Camp to Journey’s End (17.1 m +1.3 out)
And I did it! And then it was just another 1.5 miles to the car. I drove straight home, almost a 3 hour drive, holding my kneecap in place the whole time. When I tried to get out of the car I fell over my legs had seized up so badly. So let this be a lesson, when you hike 18.5 miles and then sit in a car for 3 hours….stretch in between.