18.3 miles today. I started this four months ago today. As I was putting my backpack on this morning to start hiking it started to rain. I hiked the 3.8 miles to the Kennebec River, where I had to get ferried across. This is also where it stopped raining. The ferry takes two hikers at… Continue reading Harrison’s Pierce Pond Camp-Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to. 2053.3 miles done/136.5 to go. 93.76% completed. July 15, 2017.
18.1 miles today. It was much harder than I thought it was going to be. Mostly because of the mud. The rocks and roots also made it more challenging. There was really no serious climbing today. I slept very well last night. In fact I slept in a little compared to normal. I was still… Continue reading Little Bigelow Lean to-Harrison’s Pierce Pond Camps. 2035.0 miles done/154.8 to go. 92.92% completed. July 14, 2017.
15.3 miles today. I’m pretty happy with that considering the tough climbing, rain, wet rocks and excessive mud. It rained most of the night and all morning. It was hard starting out in the morning. To go from dry, clean and warm to walking in the rain and mud is cruel. With the conditions I… Continue reading Maine Hwy 27-Little Bigelow Lean-to. 2016.9 done/172.9 to go. 92.10% completed. July 13, 2017.
16.9 miles today. Lots of climbing. My legs are shot. Two milestones. Over 2000 miles done and less than 200 to go. Getting closer everyday. I’m ready to be done and be with Amy and my family. First up Lone Mountain, then Spaulding Mountain. Then Sugarloaf Mountain Then after that, South Crocker and North Crocker… Continue reading Perham Stream-ME Hwy 27. 2001.6 done/188.2 to go. 91.40% completed. July 12, 2017.
15.3 miles today. What a great day it turned out to be. The television meteorologist got it wrong. The rain all went south. So, a challenging day for terrain, but dry rock and no additional mud are always good. I actually had to put sunscreen on. UIt was also a spectacular day of scenery. Saddleback… Continue reading ME Hwy 4-Perham Stream. 1984.7 done/205.1 to go. 90.63% completed. July 11, 2017.
9.4 uneventful miles today. That is except for the extreme mud. I am in Rangely Maine doing what I expect to be my second to last resupply. I am packing out more food this time. I need to go another 100 miles on what I’ll have in my pack. That makes me nervous. In the… Continue reading Sabbath Day Pond Lean To-Maine Hwy 4. 1969.4 miles done/220.4 to go. 89.93% completed. July 10, 2017.
Another 21 mile day. I’m so thankful the rain has held off. There is already so much mud I can’t imagine what it would be like with more rain. Today was difficult. Lots of climbing and rocks and mud. I just wanted to get as many miles as I could while the weather is good. I… Continue reading Hall Mountain Lean-to-Sabbath Day Pond Lean-to. 1960.0 miles done/229.8 to go. 89,50% completed. July 9, 2017.