Four. That’s the number of other people we saw on Camel’s Hump on Christmas Day. So the other seven billion plus people missed a glorious winter view and tromp through the snow.
Although a trail had been beaten down, the crunchy snow added a fair amount of work to the 8-mile, 2000 ft, hike. This meant we had worked up a good sweat by the time we reached the top when temps in the single digits and the everpresent summit winds made things chilly. But I had hauled along a couple of good warm down jackets for just this reason. I wasn’t shivering as I looked at over the Champlain valley and the snow- and rime-covered trees.
Had to work for those 8 miles. And with just over four months to go, I’ve got 303 miles down, and 1,036 miles to go. So the work isn’t over. While I'm inching there, please join the ACI Challenge and help us build the ACI scholarship fund.
Happy New Year,