Day 125: Massholes ShmassholesPublish date: Sep 10, 2019
I don’t know why everyone raves about southern hospitality. So far, New England has been home to the most generous people yet. Here’s how I spent my 7 nights in Massachusetts:
- Day 119 - stayed with a friend of a friend, Chris, who picked me up off trail, made me some amazing zucchini fritters, and let me shower and do my laundry. Note that on this night, my tramily stayed with someone they met in town and received wine and bubble baths.
- Day 120 - tented at a shelter
- Day 121 - stayed at Upper Goose Pond Cabin, a free bunkhouse on trail. The volunteer caretakers feed us dinner and breakfast, and they have canoes and games.
- Day 122 - was picked up by my friend’s fiancé, driven to their apartment in Boston, and received the best hospitality a friend can give
- Day 123 - tented at a stealth site
- Day 124 - tented on Tom’s yard, which is right on trail. Tom has been allowing hikers to hang outside his place for 40 years. He buys donuts and coffee for thruhikers passing by in the morning. Also, today we picked blueberries at the “cookie lady’s” farm (she gives us cookies).
- Day 125 - tented at a stealth site
Not a bad ratio!