June 14...Seneca Falls to Chittendon, 53 miles
I got up at daybreak, and between rainshowers, broke camp and took everything to the bathroom to organize. The important stuff remained dry...sleeping bag and the awesome teeny Klymit pad. After leaving the bog, er, camp, in Seneca Falls, I stopped for breakfast in Port Byron's local grocery. A banana and blueberry pie was perfect!
The route alternates between actual trail and roads. When directed to roads, signage rarely exists and that how I get bonus miles every day. Thank you State of New York! The trail is not always on the Erie Canal either. There are feeder canals, routes from rivers actually, which are part of the route. It is all very beautiful and this day was mostly remote, with lush greenery and trees surrounding the trail.
I stopped at the Erie Canal Museum, and the docents were all there for an event. They offered me lunch and oh, twist my arm! One person knows the trail issues and offered to drive me across Syracuse to the trailhead as city navigation is known to be difficult. Twist my arm again!