Rough and Tumble
Vermont's Long Trail 2003
7/21/03 We were joined at the shelter by Michaela and Molly, "Two Girls from Vermont." Michaela will hike with Molly for only twelve days. Then Molly's grandfather will join her for the rest of the Long Trail. We were also joined in the shelter by Unatic, two guys named Steve, and Poncho with his dog Sage. As we cooked dinner on the picnic table a group of a dozen Ukranian-descent summer campers and their four counselors settled in at the overflow tent sites. Spirits were high among the first-day-on-the-trail LT hikers. "Two Girls from Vermont" Molly and Michaela added to the excitement by baking a "chocolate cake" in a skillet over their stove. They shared the tasty, but gooey morsels with all, but mostly Rough.