August 28, 2005
The heavy weather Sunday morning discouraged a few people who had called about this trip, but two New York ladies who were spending the week in Waitsfield decided to brave the weather. We encountered scattered showers on the drive up to Eden, but by the time we started hiking, the rain had ceased. We got hit only by a few drops that the wind shook off the trees. Our pace was a bit slow, and after three hours we gave up, a bit shy of the saddle. Shortly after turning around, we encountered a pair of 50-pound dogs challenging our position on the trail. After a brief discussion, they stopped barking and agreed to accompany us. They stayed with us most of the way down. Back at the parking lot, we met a group of boy scouts who had arrived early at their pickup point. They were putting the time to good use, preparing a meal and using up whatever food was still in their packs after a weekend trip.
Scouting Report Wednesday, 17 August
Drive: 50 miles, 1:15 (I 89, VT 100, VT 118)