Fantastic story on the Long Trail - VTDigger

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Fantastic story on the Long Trail - VTDigger

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Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:02 am

Hello fellow SOV hikers! I just read this wonderful narrative by Mark Bushnell, Vermont journalist and historian. The storyline and historical perspective are divine. I hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I have! Mr. Bushnell did a stellar job and it kept my attention till the very end. Someday, I would like to hike a part of the Long Trail. :mrgreen: ... 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.
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