https://vtdigger.org/2020/08/02/then-ag ... est-trail/
My favorite paragraph by Hindes come at the very end!
"The elation he felt at completing the trail remained with Hindes the next spring, when he wrote a foreword for his journal:
“If any man wishes to sincerely find himself, let him strap a pack on his back, turn to glories of nature and drink deeply. …Toil until the loftiest peaks are conquered, stand upon them and feel a careless wind sweep across your face, survey the vastness at your feet, and when eventide falls, make a bough-bed and let the stars watch over you!”
James Gordon Hindes’ Long Trail Journal, “So Clear, So Cool, So Grand,” can be purchased from the Green Mountain Club.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot