Fantastic story on the Long Trail - VTDigger
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.