Leaving Silver Lake 

August 4, 2016 9:07 am

I’m leaving Silver Lake today. Have had a day and a half or so for my blisters and black toes to rest up. I hope it’s enough. Planning on hiking to Catamounts today. It’s illegal to camp above 4000 feet in the Adirondacks. Mostly to prevent damage to fragile alpine environments but also because well thunderstorms are quite common in the northeast in summer and you don’t want to become charcoal. Since Catamount is a little under 4000 feet and one of the few mountains I will climb that is, I plan to camp just below the summit and try to catch both sunset and sunrise. 

Today will mark the end of section 1 of the Trans Adirondack Route and the end of road walking.50 miles so far. It will also mark the beginning of bushwacking, cross country or off trail hiking. It will be my first time attempting such hiking. I have the confidence  I am both experienced enough to handle anything going wrong and studied enough to correctly navigate my way.

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