Got up around 6 a.m. and got a ride back to the trailhead. The skies were clear but a lot of humidity hung in the air. The plants were all wet. So I too got wet legs and shoes for sure. I spotted many slugs out this morning.
Past by the Housatonic River this morning. Locals say General Electric used to have a plant upriver.
Even though the rains stopped last night, the rocks were wet and slippery for half the day. Knowing this, I still managed to slip on wet rock and fall hard. Luckily, only my pride was hurt. I sat there a while before getting back on my feet. But up I got. Glad it was not raining.
Saw a few nice views today. Saw a lot of the orange newts today and they were running. Normally they are pretty still. They seem to be my favorite animal out here.
I hiked without my shirt today as it was warm. I knew I had black and blue marks on my body from my pack from going shirtless.. I had my pack off as I was getting water and another hiker noticed I had an open wound on my shoulder from my pack. So I got my first aid kit out and had someone help put antibiotic cream, a bandaid and some heavy medical tape over it all. Should heal up fine.
Towards the end of my hike someone made a little snack station/drink station for hikers at their home. Pretty neat.
I camped in the woods at a stealth site. There was a camp site 2 miles south of where I set up, but a momma bear with two cubs has been stirring things up there, so I chose a site I hope is more mellow.
It was a 20 mile hike today. It was a good day. I mean my day was better than a bees I saw. So no complaints from me.