Today I started at the Whiteface Shelter, which is perched above Beaver Meadow near Morristown and Stowe. After a short steep climb to the top of Whiteface Mountain, I began the long and mostly easy descent into the Lamoille River Valley and Route 15 in Johnson. My parents met me at the road because my mother had been wanting to hike a section of the trail with me. This worked out nicely. Mom and I shared the 1.6 mile hike up to Prospect Rock and Dad drove most of the way there with sandwiches and cold drinks. We enjoyed a nice lunch overlooking the valley below. Then Mom and I continued on for another 2.5 miles over a big hill to the Plot Road., where Dad met us with the car. We headed back to Winooski, which is where I'm entering this post.
Tomorrow I'll start back on the trail with only 46 miles remaining. I hope to be at the Canadian border by the end of the day on Monday.