Stony Brook Lean-to 16Aug05 Day 61
Toothfairy is here and she is reading out loud from a book called "Not So Funny When it Happened" and the stories are quite funny.
Most of us stopped for a swim at Stratton Pond. The water was cool with a warm layer on top. Although we all hopped in, we didn't stay in for long. Hunger got the better of us so we sat in the sun, dried off and ate lunch.
The climb up Stratton mountain was good until I got close to the summit, then it seemed to go on for quite some time. The weather, which was supposed to be nice, took a turn for the worse. Mostly it sprinkled off and on. I skipped the climb up the fire tower because of the weather and because I was quite tired. I had already been up the tower so I felt I wasn't missing anything. The empty cooler of trail magic was a disappointment though. We stopped for a rest then had much trouble moving afterwards. Seems we have our walking muscles but not our walking joints.