Day 28 (Crystal Mountain to Sherman Brook Campsite)

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.

Editor's Note
Susan’s very own mother sent this taunting post via Facebook…


Can you believe that? I’d say Susan’s splurge was completely justified…

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.