Tom Candon, Nancy McClellan and Ted Albers managed to endure pounding rain at the Long Trail crossing on Rt. 108 in Smugglers Notch to greet through hikers for Trail Magic Day. It was actually fun – especially the part where we realized that we were not the ones about to hike up to Sterling Pond on a rocky and steep part of the LT.

We greeted 37 hikers, many of them end-to-enders and others on day hikes (six from Montreal), and a Farm to Wilderness group of 8 as well. Others were from Silver Spring, MD; NYC; “Dog Foot” from Portsmouth, NH (see his photo, below); Plainville, MA and Boiling Springs, NC, where I learned there are no boiling springs but a just a bubbling-up stream.