Mount Discovery Part 1

Meister Käßner
7 min readMar 14, 2023
Stone steps leading up from the driveway.
Stone Steps from Driveway Photo by Author

It was the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. My children had already returned to school, but not me, not this year. About seven in the morning, I found a well-worn walking stick in the coat room of my grandparent’s house. I moved quietly, conscious that my aunt and uncle were still asleep. I put on my hiking boots, trying to ignore the stiffness in my back from the muscle I had strained several days earlier. Walking quickly across the gravel driveway…

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Meister Käßner

I have been reflecting and writing about the stories, people, and places Northwest of Boston for thirty-five years. I also teach history and manage forest land.