The morning was chilly but the skies were clear. Jeremy made me a cup of coffee which was a nice change of pace from my normal morning routine.
I started hiking at 6:20. I hiked over The Cobbles (large marble outcroppings) and down to the town of Cheshire. I have been craving doughnuts and I knew Cheshire had a Dunkin Doughnuts. I got a large coffee and 6 doughnuts and indulged myself for an hour.
Next I hiked up and over Mt. Greylock (elevation 3491 ft), the highest mountain in Massachusetts. While hiking up, I ran into the same biology research group that I met yesterday. They are doing an extensive study of erosion on the trail. I may continue to see them all the way to Maine. One of them, Bryan, is an ultrarunner. Fun group! Oddly enough, I didn’t see any other thru hikers on the trail today.
On my way down into Williamstown I met a very nice local couple, Chris and Amanda, and their cute dogs. Chris offered to shuttle me into town to pick up my resupply. Awesome guy! Afterward, I hiked a couple more miles and set up camp at Sherman Brook Campsite. There are tent platforms here so it was my first time setting up my Tarptent (not free standing) on a platform. It worked out pretty well.