Today is the perfect day for a perfect day -Unknown
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 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.
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.