It is with a sad heart that I hiked out of Gray Knob last Monday, August 26th, 2013.
Back in the "real world", time seems to fly by at lightning speed, everyone hustling and bustling downtown, honks and curses from aggravated motorists, people traveling 90 miles an hour on massive five-lane superhighways, strip malls glowing their unearthly neon. But as Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin once said in the song Ramble On,
"Leaves are falling all around, it's time I was on my way.
Thanks to you I'm much obliged, for such a pleasant stay.
But now it's time for me to go, the autumn moon lights my way..."
|Mt. Jefferson at Night from the Quay|
I'll be off to hike the Long Trail in Vermont with my girlfriend in the month of September, and then headed up to Baxter State Park (Katahdin) and Acadia National Park, both in Maine, in early October, it seems I just can't get away from the woods and beautiful places. But when it comes right down to it, I can't really think of better places to be for fall in New England.
|A Hazy Sunset, but the burning ball of hydrogen really livened things up!|
|Quay Gold, perhaps the coveted Aetherium...?|
Take care everyone, and if you've never visited the RMC Camps, DON'T MISS OUT, they're the best in the Whites!
Cormac N. Griffin
Gray Knob Caretaker Spring/Summer 2013