14 Oct Day 6 – Killington Peak
Finally we have a cool clear dry morning . We hike 10 miles from Mountain Meadows Lodge to Cooper Lodge, but first a breakfast of 4 sausage egg cheese rolls, juice, and coffee. We climbed today to over 4000 feet where we tarped near the top of Stratton Bald. As I lay in my warm sleeping bag, a cold wind blows up the mountain and under my tarp.
The best part of the day was hiking a mile of high ridge with dense firs that blocked the sun from the wet tangle of roots, moss, and ferns. The forest floor gave way at times to carpets of squaw root. This walk reminded me of the Black Mountain crest in North Carolina.
Mountain Meadows Lodge in morning.
AT passes lake next to MM Lodge
Set up my tarp on this platform where cold wind blew in from every direction.
Cooper Lodge where I joined others on the roof for the view.