16.8 miles today. Today was a hard day. Engineer and Timber were right about all the steep up and downs. Then add to that the heat. Heat and humidity are something I haven’t had to deal with on this hike until today. Even while the heat was challenging me I was thankful I was… Continue reading Cloud Pond Lean-to-Carl A. New hall Lean-to. 2111.2 miles done/78.6 to go. 96.40% completed. July 19, 2017
19.1 miles today. It started out in the rain. Again. Poncho, Ingie and I ate breakfast together and were ready for our shuttle to the trailhead at 7:00. We were hiking by 7:13. I immediately hiked ahead of them and was alone. The rocks and mud seemed particularly slippery today so I couldn’t push. It… Continue reading Maine Hwy 15-Cloud Pond Lean-to. 2094.4 miles done/95.4 to go. 95.63% completed. July 18, 2017.
Woke up at 5:00 and went to the cafe next door. Drank mega amounts of coffee and had a breakfast burrito. When I go to town I don’t think the restaurants make money on coffee. This hostel is very nice. It’s definitely a hiker town. Originally the AT actually was routed through town. Now it… Continue reading Zero in Monson Maine.
22 miles today. Pretty easy except for the wet rocks and mud. The climb up Moxie Bald Mountain was much easier than I anticipated. I was on top a little before 8:00 and had a great view. The sun was shining and there was a nice breeze so I took my pack off and sat… Continue reading Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to-Maine Hwy 15. 2075.3 miles done/114.5 to go. 94.76% completed. July 16, 2017.
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.