...and follows this lovely stream pretty much the whole way. Eventually the trail climbs to The Notch, a saddle that splits Notch Mountain in half. We stopped at this lake just before the pass to admire the scenery, eat, and enjoy the breeze.
Even the Boy Scouts we encountered weren't loud and obnoxious! It was an exquisite day and we all slept well that night. I'm happy to report that my lungs are doing very well and my legs are getting stronger with every hike. As I said to Stephen the other day, "this kind of thing could make a man not want to get a job!"