And, meeting George was the best way to start any hike!
George is an A.T. section hiker, a literature teacher at Vernon High School and the guardian of Murray, The Tin Foil Ball.
If we didn't have a hike to do, we would have loved spending hours chatting with George in a warm coffee bar.
Oh, the Vernon High School students are soooo lucky to have this man as a teacher!George presented us each with a string of Murray beads (named for The Tin Foil Ball) for good hiking karma and dropped us at High Point State Park.
We packed up and headed out enjoying another clear day and the last pieces of fall in New Jersey.