Daily Archives: August 9, 2014

Day 116 – VT 100 to The Lookout (mile 1714.3)

Today we got shuttled back to the trail by Packy and Tapey. We said farewell to them around 10:30am. Thanks again for everything, Mom and Dad. it was great seeing you guys! Can’t wait to see you in Maine!

The hiking today was slow going. We had a lot of elevation change plus full pack weight due to food and having our winter gear back. Quimby Mountain in particular was a steep and slow climb with no views. We did hike by a cool waterfall named Thundering Falls.


Thundering Falls

We ended up near a cabin with a lookout tower on top.


Cabin at "The Lookout"

The views were cool from up on top of the cabin. For the first time from the trail, we could see some of the rugged White Mountains of New Hampshire, including Mount Moosilake. It’s very faint in the picture, but it was visible to the naked eye.


View from The Lookout

We camped on a ridge down below the cabin. We didn’t get quite as far as we originally wanted to today, but we decided not to push too hard since we have some of the most challenging terrain coming up very soon. Tomorrow we continue pushing east towards New Hampshire and that terrain.

Vital stats for Saturday, August 9th :
Miles hiked today – 14
Mood – good
Physical state – good
Smell – ain’t nobody got time for showers
Song stuck in my head – Aqueous Transmission by Incubus