Under overcast skies, we headed into Taylor. Lois was mostly a 1st time hiker and really enjoyed the walk and pace into Taylor. We met up with several people, and even a couple from Cornwall, England. A snack and drink at the lodge and we headed North towards Butler. It smelled fresh and woodsy out with the new fallen leaves.
As we approached Twin Brooks Tent Site, Lois was feeling a bit tired. H2O and a snack brought her back and we arrived @ Butler around 1500. Inside was a bit trashed: scattered pieces of paper, plastic, bottles and general detritus. Fortunately there was a 5 gal bucket which had been acting as a waste receptacle, so I hauled it out, full to the top. There was a sleeping bag on the bunk and a pair of running shoes, certainly NOT left by the caretaker! It seems a need for some “Leave No Trace” education.
We arrived back in the parking lot @ Stevensville around 16:30. Lois did an excellent job with her first real hike. It was nice to have her along.
Wendy Savoie, Trever Savoie, Anneliese Koenig, Lois Price, Pete Saile ( trip leader )