The sun was actually shining and started at about 15 degrees and warmed up to the high 20’s low 30’s. We definitely took advantage of it. We soaked in the sun as it filtered through the trees on our walk up to the lodge, having to stop a couple of times to adjust our layers as we were getting hot. When we arrived at Taylor Lodge, we enjoyed some hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies for our early lunch. Though a leisurely hike, roundtrip including our lunch stop, it took only about 3 hours.

I had the opportunity to talk with Dot Myer about her approximate 50 years with the Green Mountain Club. She offered fascinating stories that help me appreciate all of those who make our trails as beautiful and well maintained as they are. And it was fascinating to hear how hiking has evolved over the years: From all wool to now polypropylene and packbaskets to Camelbak’s.

All in all, it ended up being an all ladies hike on a beautiful day on a beautiful trail with inspiring conversations.