We had up to 13 people signed up or waitlisted for the 10 spots on the trip, but some last minute drops left us with 6 people who met at the Cambridge park & ride at 10 AM. We took two cars to the route 15 Long Trail crossing, and started hiking around 10:30. It was sunny but appropriately cool for October as we started up, and the foliage was near peak color.
Some of us took the ladder down into the dry channel of the Lamoille River, but some found and used a fairly well worn alternative path a hundred feet or so to the east. After looking out over the river from the suspension bridge, we crossed Hogback Road and continued up the Long Trail to Prospect Rock.
There we found quite a few other people also enjoying the views. We had lunch and talked about bears and other concerns for those doing overnight hikes on the Long Trail. Eventually we headed back, reaching the cars around 1:30.
Participants: Tom Farran, Nick Persampieri, Caroline M, Debora Nascimento, Renata Cupertino, David Hathaway (leader).