Yay! It’s here again! The Bessler boys are at it again. We hiked our favorite section of the AT up West Mountain near Bear Mountain to the great West Mountain Shelter and spent the night. In the morning, we climbed down again and made it home in time for lunch. This was Gabriel Thoreau’s first real backpacking overnight and he did great despite his obvious allergies. He even spotted a baby brown snake which we had a chance to play with before "letting him go home to his mommy and tatty." We ate Macaroni and Cheese and pitched a tent inside the shelter. Noah Darwin and Gabriel Thoreau loved hiking with Tatty Humboldt and can’t wait to do it again. Thoreau made sure to tell me that next time he wants to do this EXACT trip again.