Beaver Dam

The effects of Tropical Storm Irene can still be seen on the trail. We've had to walk around searching for the trail a few times. There are a lot of trees down and a few wash outs. The section underwater, in the photo, was caused by a beaver dam, though.

I think Red and I are the first Long Trail hikers out here this year. The volunteers won't even be out for a few weeks to get the trail ready for the season. We got a few snowflakes yesterday too. I don't expect to see many other hikers out here. Potentially being one of the first to complete the Long Trail this year will make up for being one of the last to finish the AT last year.