Day 105 – A Perfect Day

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The funny thing about today was both Timeless and I were dreading it. It was a lot of ups and downs. We were hitting four peaks – And truthfully let’s face it, I’m tired of climbing mountains.

We hit the trail and it was gorgeous. I think this was the most perfectly maintained trail of the whole Appalachian Trail. There were beautiful waterfalls.

Then we came to a shelter and we realize the people of Maine really knew their stuff. Throughout the trail you always redesigned shelters in your mind to make them better. Well these people did it! They attached a bench to the front of the shelter that was both a step up to the shelter and a seat. The important part it was there was something to lean your back against. Totally brilliant.

We came across one of Maine’s many snakes. Interesting fact – none of the snakes in Maine are poisonous.

We also came across tons and tons of moose poop. We have looked and looked and looked, but have not seen a moose yet. We are still looking! The funny thing about the moose poop is it always on the top of the mountains. It’s like the Moose travel to the top to poop on the trail.

The amount of work the Maine volunteers have put into this portion of the trail is unbelievable. There are so many beautifully made stone steps up and down the mountains it’s mind-boggling. The trail was in pristine condition and I wholeheartedly thank all the Maine volunteers for making this day such a perfect day.

Climbing the Whitecap Mountain range was a delight. It gave us many beautiful views.

The last mountain of the Whitecap Mountain range was called Whitecap Mountain. How apropos, it was like topping off the day with frosting on your cake.

There’s a side trail from the summit of Whitecap Mountain that led you down to a viewing area where the hikers below are sitting. They are all staring at Katahdin. The couple on the left are from Australia and they are Hitch and Dingo. Jetpack, who you’ve met before, is the one with the green backpack.

This is Katahdin! and on Friday I will summit! We spent over an hour just sitting there snacking and looking at Katahdin.

Then it was down the mountain to our shelter. Once again the Maine ain volunteers know their stuff.

We got to camp I set up the tent and climb in, for the first time the mosquitoes were out. So I ate my sandwiches and talked with Timeless through the mesh of our tents. I was asleep by 8 o’clock.

2 thoughts on “Day 105 – A Perfect Day

  1. It is so hard to believe that when you started on this journey you had a couple of thousand miles to hike. And now you have 70 left. It just leaves me in awe of what you have accomplished. I am so excited for you and I’m honored to be able to call Girl on Fire my friend.

    I am so glad that you are enjoying Maine. It will make summitting Katahdin so memorable.

    Let me know if you’re coming home to Kansas or going south to finish the rest of the trail. If you’re coming home, let me know when you will get here, so I can clear my calendar. You have been greatly missed.

    I will be thinking of you the next three days. Text me the picture of you on top of Katahdin. I can’t wait to see the smile on your face and don’t want to wait to see it until you post your blog. Better yet, call me and tell me about it.

    Stay safe my friend

  2. You” are amazing! Really beautiful forest and lakes. So,glad that you are enjoying the state of Maine so much. After Maine, what is next?

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