Nine strong hikers and three dogs started out from the winter parking lot for the Monroe Trail. Once we reached the Dean Trail intersection we followed it to Wind Gap. There we met some friends Patty Williams and Sally Rice passing through. We then began the difficult climb on the Long Trail up Camel’s Hump. There was mist in the air and the summit was socked in.

On top we met Josh the caretaker for the summer season and the Ukrainians Valentyn and Vasyl who are visiting on a grant to learn the many aspects of the GMC.

Hikers include Carlene and Andy Squires, Wendy Savoie, Phil Hazen, Kathy Adams, Ryan Bean, Rudy Meiracker, Lynda Hutchins, and Terri Wilson. Dogs include Callahan, Maggie, and Trevor.