08/06/20 – After breakfast, we loaded up on water and hit the trail. Shortly after leaving camp, I met up with a buck deer in the middle of the trail. He didn’t stick around long, and bounded off into the forest. As we entered Segment 27, a portion of the trail followed an old logging road.
Hiking an Old Logging Road
There were a number of large fallen trees that had been cleared from the trail. We came across a gnome carved into a log by a CT volunteer.
Gnome Carved Into a Log by a CT Volunteer
As it turned out, this part of the trail was relatively flat and the “whether” was good. We made it the 14 miles to our campsite at an elevation of 11,120′, near a “possible” water source. It turned out that the water was available, though just a trickle. We had Chicken and Dumplings for dinner and the skeeters chased us into our tents early.