Man, it was one hot day today. It was about 100 degrees today and the humidity was super high also. I hiked about 18 miles to Cheshire, MA.
At lunch time, I passed through Dalton, MA. On the way into town a guy at home offered cold beverages. I had one and sat on the picnic table talking with him and other hikers. Then I moved on to get food at an air conditioned restaurant, before hiking more.
Some wild berries were out, so I did what a bear would do and I started eating.
It just got more hot as the day went. Slowed the pace down and drank as much water as one could to stay hydrated and took breaks. Stuck feet in the water at a beaver pond on a break.
The terrain was rolling, but heat and humidity were what the day was about.
Thought about hiking more, but gave that idea up due to the heat. Decided to stay in town at the only place available.
Camped out in the lawn of a church tonight. An 11 year old named Nate and his mom stopped by this evening to provide some awesome trail magic (popsicles, cold drinks, fruit, and other food) and great company. They are great people. It was so appreciated! Thank you.