It wasn't the right time, so I didn't explain to him that it's not like that. I find a bit more of it (Fellowship with the wilderness, the intertwining my self with my essential nature) every day. But today I found a mother-lode!
If you are AT-hiking past Sunfish Pond, be sure to take the Turquoise Trail on the north end, just a tenth of a mile, to the high rock point where the third photo was taken. There is no finer viewpoint from which to take in this magical setting of pristine wilderness. I had a rock seat with backrest there to witness it all -- I felt a truly wealthy man.
And after receiving all these gifts, there was an unexpected bonus waiting for me as I took a short stroll north of Millbrook-Blairstown Rd: A rock-lined lily pond that has been adopted by beavers. What a wonderful day!
Here's my hike plotted on a map, with a link to more photos:
AT Day 113 - Sunfish Pond at EveryTrail
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