I’ve talked to Mouse several times over the past week. She’s been in towns numerous times so we’ve had chances to chit chat and catch up. Nothing really to report, no stories, no drama or trouble. Nothing even funny or out of the ordinary to write about. That’s a good thing, right? Of course it’s not going to make the book we write later very interesting though, ha. But, everything is going really good for now. The trail provides, but we know it also kicks your ass. So, she’s enjoying the hike for now and that makes Mama Mouse very happy. She’s been with Worm, Heavy D and Flower Power.
She’s ending the month in Connecticut and the next few states are short miles so they’ll go pretty quick. I just mailed her second pair of shoes, she’s trying to get 700 miles out of eachpair. We are planning to meet her somewhere around the half way point, within a few miles or two, which should be mid August. So, since there isn’t much to report, I’ve listed the date, where she stayed that night and the miles she had at the end of the day. We’ll let her pictures and videos tell her AT story . . .
July 20, mile 549.1 Stratton Pond Shelter
July 21, mile 568.4 Goddard Shelter
July 22, mile 582.8 Congdon Shelter
July 23, mile 603.2 Mt. Greylock
Last year when she reached Mt. Greylock, she got off the trail with Rush and Vulture. Fiddlehead, who she hiked with in the beginning in 2015, was from here and her mother Cathy picked them up and invited them back to her house for the night. This year when Mouse got there she looked Cathy up (she works at the Park) but she wasn’t working. So she left her a note. I’m sure Fiddlehead’s mom was surprised to hear from Mouse and that she was on the trail again.
July 24, mile 623.4 Kay Wood Shelter
July 25, mile 668.5 Great Barrington, MA
July 26/27th, mile 668.5 Great Barrington MA
So this is Worm and Heavy D, they were meeting family and heading into town to a hotel. They invited Mouse and of course no thru-hiker turns down a actual bed and hot shower. Below is a couple pictures from town day, doing laundry! Gotta wear whatever isn’t in the washer. . . rain gear, blanket, trash bag, towel. Highlight of town day Non-dairy Ben & Jerry’s. That’s frozen gold for a Vegan. While everyone is chowing down on ice cream, it’s hard to find non-dairy. Thank you Ben & Jerry’s.