Today I finished Map 24 and started Map 25. It’s been nearly 2 years since I was on the trail.

I drove to Tony and Mary’s to check on the cats, and then headed for the trailhead. I decided to park and start on the South Oxford Bridge over the Chenango Creek, as it was a good parking spot and would leave me 4.7 miles on Map 25, and the last 1.8 miles of Map 24, to go back and tag the Ludlow Creek Lean-To, where I left off last on my hike to the East end of the FLT.

As you can see, I was drenched when I got there. The mosquitoes were amazing. No hiking sticks - I would only be able to carry one anyway (due to my recent rotator cuff repair.)

2009 August 22 FLT