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route ___. She was just beginning business and getting a big bang out of it. Talked constantly. She is Scotch-Irish [[insertion]] etc. [[/insertion]] and her husband Irish. Some old gal. Stopped at Holmes N.Y and sent greetings to A.T.C. Wonder what they'll think. Near Pawling, N.Y. got involved in discussion about army and stayed hour and a half. Finally passed town and camped rough on hill under trees. Weather had been overcast most of day and it rained at night. [[blue line separating days' entries]] [[insertion]] Sun [[/insertion]] Resumed road walking in the morning. Growth very wet, got drenched feet. Weather clear and [[end page]] [[start page]] some breeze. Passed near Wingate and talked with woman in house who is much interested in AT and knows considerable about it. Passed Webatuck and crossed N.Y. Conn. state line into New England. (first time for me). Registered at can on tree. Apparently, from comment, this hill (Shachticoke Mtn.) is notorious for rattlesnakes. Also complaints about trail being rugged. Later came to signs, one pointing blue trail saying "Ledge Loop, strenuous - dangerous in wet or icy weather. White trail sign said "Notch Loop for use in bad weather or with heavy loads. The weather was good so of course I tried the ledge, even tho packing 40 lbs. Only one spot is really rough, that is where chain is used. I figured a bit
Shachticoke Mtn = Schaghticoke
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