Ending Point: North Woodstock, NH
Via: Piermont, Haverhill, and North Haverhill
Terrain: extremely hilly (grades of 10%, 12%)
Vertical climbing: 2,138
Temperature High: 78
Temperature Low: 52
Lunch: turkey/cheese sandwich
Lodging: Maple Haven Campground
Cumulative Mileage: 4,078
Miles to Go: 122
Projected Distance: 4,200
Days completed: 84 (including 9 rest days) [includes North Woodstock rest day]
Distance Completed: 97%
Days to Go: 3
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We prolonged our stay in Vermont in the morning by biking over the bridge to Fairlee and eating breakfast there.
|Connecticut River Valley: The Border between VT and NH|
|New Hampshire Farmhouse and Stone Wall|
I knew it was going to be a hilly day, but the weather was again perfect and the woods were just full of light and shadow. The woods beckoned me, but I kept on pedaling, putting off hiking until a different moment.
North Woodstock is a very touristy town – we had to wait 40 minutes to get seated in a restaurant. We could have, of course, cooked at camp, but today was the beginning of the group’s second-to-last rest day and my LAST rest day before Brunswick. We chose to eat at the Woodstock Inn which also doubles as a tavern.
Tomorrow will be a day of relaxed walking and riding. It is supposed to be really hot outside so I’ll have to seek out some cool shelter somewhere – maybe a movie theater.
|New Hampshire Woods - White Mountains|
|White Mountain Road|
|Beaver Pond near Lost River Gorge|