Good grief! – Charlie Brown
Today we entered the hundred mile wilderness. And we were not caring 10 days worth of food. As a matter of fact we each had three sandwiches, some crackers, pop tarts and lots of Snickers mini bars. Unlike most hikers we had Hugh meeting us on our second night.
Main is filled with waterways. Each one beautiful. They have waterfalls, streams, ponds, lakes and rivers. What has amazed me has been the lack of insects bothering me. Only one day did I put on bug spray.
When South-bounders were passing us they kept telling us about the Roots and rocks in Maine. Yes Maine does have roots and rocks but it’s no worse than anywhere else on the trail. I have found the roots to be very helpful in the state to be used as steps when going up and down mountains.
We had a hard hiking day today because of all of the PUDs. That stands for pointless ups and downs. If you look at the elevation map you’ll see the first half of the hike was simply going up and down Little Hills. It takes it’s toll on you and makes you very tired.
We wanted to reach Cloud Pond Lean-to. Timeless had heard it was the best place that gave you a chance of seen a moose.
It was a very tiring day. We got to the shelter around six. Camp was set up a half an hour later and both of us were in our tents eating our sandwiches and asleep by 7:45 PM.