The urge to make a fire this morning was to great to pass up. We still had some extra wood we had gathered last night. So we enjoyed a nice fire with our morning coffee that turned into two cups. Finally packed up and returned to trail a little after 10AM.
The terrain has continued to consist of rolling hills in the green tunnel. We enjoy passing through fields of wildflowers and into farmland. At one road crossing we snagged the last two sodas of trail magic. Thankfully the heat has broken and we had a really enjoyable day hiking.
We arrived at our destination, the Lookout, a little before 6PM. This private cabin allows hikers to occupy the space when not in use by the owners. To our surprise only two other hikers showed up (one SOBO and one NOBO). We enjoyed chatting with both of them. In an interesting set up circumstances, the SOBO (trail name Wildfire) is from the same hometown as Eric, Byfield Massachusetts. Technically a village, Byfield doesn’t even have a traffic light and has a population just under 3,000 people. What are odds two residents are hiking the AT? Wee!
Another small coincidence, the NOBO, trail name Pipes is from Pittsburgh and went to school at Pitt (Hayley has family connected to Pittsburgh and who went to Pitt). The trail really does make the world feel small.
The Lookout includes a tower on top which allowed us to enjoy another great sunset. We also enjoyed the large bright full moon with owls hooting in the distance. It was a cozy night inside the cabin.
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