4/20 Cold Spring Shelter (15.7)

April 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm

After a dry day in town we and a whole bus load of other hikers arrived at Winding Stair Gap too many hours after bird o’clock (they few moments before sunrise when chirping birds wake you up)  We did 15.7 miles in some pretty frigid air pushing on through a ton of uphill with our town bellies and fresh legs. We got to see our first of the grassy balds and climb up a stone fire tower.

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After more uphill than is fair for a 15 mile day, we arrived at a shelter to find just barely enough room for us. As the temperature nears freezing, we’re happy to be cozying with some smelly hikers.

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