Boston Trails

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
Trip End Nov 04, 2008

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Russel Pond Campground - $20 + $2 per shower. Excellent

Flag of United States  , New Hampshire
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sadly it was time to leave the company of the Tautes and Cape Cod. We would have happily stayed there another couple of months, but we need to press on as we had not planned for such an extended stay. In any case it has been a great catch up with sleep and not having to pack every day.

Talking about packing...we are not really sure how we have managed to survive with only 2 rucksacks along 15 countries in the last 9 months...we hardly fit in the car now and keep losing things in the mess! (see photo).

Anyway. Don was flying back to Paris so we dropped him off at Hyannis airport and continued to Boston to start our hiking tours again.

Boy...Boston is an expensive "parking" city if there is one. $31 we had to pay in one of the parkings for 6 hours stay...and that wasn't the most expensive one.

We did the typical Freedom Trail around Boston following the map and indications. It certainly a nice little city, and Veronika believes she could actually live there (a first on our tour!) so that is something.

Originally we were going to stay a couple of days in Boston to do a bit more sightseeing (or at least a bit more detail on it), but given we were delayed on our original plan and still had a lot of miles to cover we continued further North to spend the night closer to the Canadian border.

Our final destination of the day was at the White Mountains National Park where we arrived around 6pm with sufficient daylight to set everything up and prepare a welcoming campfire. The best thing about the campings we are arriving at now (except on weekends) is that they are mostly empty, and that means you select where you want to camp, its silent, there are hardly any children running around and its very clean in comparison to high season. All wins!

Russel Pond Campground was no exception to the above. Its within black bear country so we had to take all the normal measures to keep them away. The exciting thing about this one, is that we camped next to a small river and close to a pond. From 7pm onwards (after sunset) we kept listening different animals coming to drink at the riverside - sadly we could only imagine what animals they were.

However we did feel the first rain at a campground and luckily for us, our Wal-Mart tent made in Bangladesh is good quality! We had certain doubts when we bought it that we would be able to survive wet nights.
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