I planned to do 20 miles today but with the root system and all the mud I had to give up at 12. I’ll install the memorial tomorrow… I’m really beat. I feel like my lower body is eating my upper body. Already I can’t eat enough.
I finally saw another Hiker going north and we both ended up at the same shelter tonight. It’s nice to have someone to chat with. His name is Theron.. and he is in the pic I have today. Can you see the log across the stream… it’s part of the AT. Maine doesn’t believe in bridges for Hikers. Yesterday I had to ford my first steam… I put on my crocks and waded across to keep my boots dry. It was ok except the part where my feet sank a foot into the muck… yuck!!! More mud and rivers to ford tomorrow and for the next several days.
The other pic is of Katahdin as I move South.