Mountain Climbing

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I felt like Wil Wheaton in 'Stand by Me' (except for the bit with the leeches)

The next morning I re-entered the lounge. Suited and booted for a full on assault from the Hornets, myself and B approached the nest. B waffed smoke into the nest and I scooped it into a bag. Not a single bug bothered us, I was almost disappointed.

Then I got ready for my hill climb and headed out. At the back of B's property there is a wooded area leading down to a railway track. I headed through and followed the track along to a waterfall. Up past the water fall there is a path leading through the woods. The path makes a stream bed in a few places, so I was thankful I had brought my walking boots. Further up this path it joins a dirt road that heads up into the hills. I followed it as it wound alongside a stream. The shade of the trees giving welcome relief from the sun. After about three quarters of an hour I reached the sumit and then climbed the fire tower at the top. The view was spectacular. I had to rush back down because I was late for coffee at Rao's. (Rao's is THEE place for coffee in Amherst, visit dunkin donuts only when absolutely necessary).

That was yesterday. Today I'm driving B to Boston for a flight, sightseeing tomorrow and then heading on to NY.

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I felt like Wil Wheaton in Stand …
I felt like Wil Wheaton in 'Stand…
The waterfall on Mount Toby
The waterfall on Mount Toby
View from the Fire tower at the top
View from the Fire tower at the top
view over the river from The sumit
view over the river from The sumit
my pet snake reggie
my pet snake 'reggie'
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photo by: Laurabob