Seven left, and seven returned – one sure sign of a successful hike 🙂 We left the picnic area parking lot on Rt. 108 just south of the Notch, and headed up a wet Long Trail seeing only one other set of hikers. A contingent took a look up and down the Notch from Elephant’s lookout. Temps headed down on the way up as we became exposed to the northeast wind. We arrived at Sterling Pond to find other visitors many with dogs enjoying the pond, and gradually more sunshine. We headed back down via a busy Sterling Pond trail and then back to the parking lot via the road, which before you know it will be closed for the winter! Thanks to all who took a good part of their day to make this a great hike.

Lynda, Heather, Brittany, Fred, Jennifer, Marion; trip leader Ted.