Trail Side Zoo & Goodbye

Bear and black crows spanning their wings in the Trail Side Zoo

8th July

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!

Sign of Bear Mt. Bridge Motel with old German VW cars in the background

Can you see the German cars?! 🙂

Bear Mt. Bridge Motel

Bear Mt. Bridge Motel

The Bagel Cafe

The Bagel Cafe – our breakfast place


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!


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A Bear lying in a hammock in the Trail Side Zoo

Have you ever seen a bear in a hammock?!


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!


Three tails of Swiss Air planes in a row at New York airport

The end of my short adventure in New York and on the AT – my flight back home with Swissair

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