We stayed at a fantastic small motel nearby. The motel was run by an older couple: He was from England and she was from Germany. Unfortunately I am so bad with names! Very nice people. We were even allowed to wash our clothes inside their house!
After our last breakfast together at the Bagel Cafe Shepherd and I got a lift back to the trail at Bear Mountain Inn. From there I would take the bus back to New York in the afternoon. So I got to hike some more miles on the AT because very Close to the Hotel the AT goes right through a zoo. Therefore it is called the “Trail side zoo”. And guess what? Finally we saw a bear!
For lunch we went back to the hotel and then it was time to say goodbye. Thank you very much Shepherd for the last days! It was awesome and I really got an inside look into your daily life as a hiker and traveler. Thank you 🙂
From Bear Mountain I took the bus back to New York City where I had to take another bus to the Airport. As always when traveling I felt completely comfortable and had no problems with finding my way. Also I love traveling in the Us because of the amazing People but I guess I mentioned that before 😉
My flight back home to Germany left at 10pm in the evening. My short adventure on the AT is over and I would have to go back to work on Monday. But deep inside some ideas and plans are growing – plans for a future adventure that’s maybe bigger than everything I have done so far. Stay tuned!