The echo of thin footing
in a cold shifting mist
is buffeted by wind
through small white crosses
dotting the presidential range
running 25 miles with granite
peaks above the tree line.
Wraiths of history and mystery
seem to twine starkly with our creator,
way high on the Appalachian Trail
in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
I was lost in the stacks at our library briefly yesterday,
searching for an author who wrote about local history of the Quabbin Resevoir,
(Ware, Ma.)What I landed on was just as good, because I love The Appalachian Trail
as well! and this is a book encompassing legends and tales spanning its
fabulous length.Thanks to the great research and creative telling of a long time hiker: JR "Model T" Tate. From 2006.