|Coolers ready to go!|
Gathering at Beartown State Forest's Benedict Pond in the morning were a group of intrepid hikers preparing for a 7-mile guided hike from Fernside road in Tyringham back to Benedict Pond. While those folks were enjoying the forest, beaver pond, and view from the Ledges, there was much activity at the Pond. Tents went up, picnic tables were laden with potluck dishes, and the Berkshire Ukulele Band set up their music stands. What a surprise it must have been for the hikers (those who did 7 miles and those thru-hikers who had hiked hundreds of miles alike) to come out of the woods and find such a bustling event!
|Thru Hikers write GB-themed postcards|
|Adam Morris oversees the dessert table|
|AT Volunteers enjoying each others company|
|We even had folks from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference|
|AMC Leadership Trail Crew lent a hand|
|The view from the bandstand|