On Day 3, Carl’s adventure included another beautiful September day in Vermont!
Family hookup #1:
He was able to meet up with his brother Lars at the fire tower on Glastenbury Mtn. It was such a clear day, Lars said they could see forever from the top of the tower! He reported that Carl was in great spirits, feeling good, and really enjoying himself. Traffic on the trail is lighter than Carl expected. He’s only seen day hikers and a handful of people hiking the Appalachian Trail — no other end-to-enders yet.
On Day 2, Carl called to report that his new ceramic water filter cracked. He already had a good amount of filtered water with him. He was able to finish filling up in a fast moving, cold stream and continue the day. Lars brought him a purification drops on Monday that will hold him over until he hooks up with his other brother, Eric on Day 5 in Manchester. He should be able to get a replacement water filter, there.
No word yet about the miles hikes or where he put up tent last night. I rest easier knowing with the report from Lars. Thank you, Lars!
Liz signing off at HQ.