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So the mileage for this route is a little misleading. I only have progressed 10.15 miles down the long path but this trip ended up being closer to 18 miles between the two days. We started out at the parking loop on Route 6 and started our hike towards Lake Skannatati. The plan was to hike out to the lake and then retrace our steps the 4.5 miles back to the Cohasset shelter. Because of stuff we needed to get done at home, we didn't get on the trail until noon. The hike out went pretty well. It wasn't too difficult and there actually wasn't too many steep ups and downs. We saw some nice views, and some interesting bones on the the side of the trail. I think they were from a deer.
Some bones chillin' in the trail.
30 minutes later, a mother showed up with her 8ish year old son, who was shouting out compass directions randomly and tripping over rocks all the way into the site. He was literally the kid from "Up" personified. The mom started to set up 10 feet from our tent. *sigh* I don't dislike kids (obviously, I'm a teacher) but I spend so much time with them and camping is my peace and quiet time. I don't know the name of the thru hiker who suggested they move to a nice clear spot on the other side of the shelter, but I am forever grateful.
These little guys were all over the trail. It's a Red-spotted Newt.