We hit up breakfast at the one restaurant in town this morning, the Little Red Hen. It was fantastic. They had a huge hiker breakfast for $10 including 3 huge pancakes, 3 eggs, a homemade English muffin, home fries, bacon, and sausage. I’m going to miss being such a glutton.
After that, we got the shuttle back to the trail around 9:15. We had a long slow climb up to Wyman Mountain that was pretty easy. Then we had a steep descent down to Sawyer Notch, promptly followed by an extremely steep climb up Moody Mountain. Shortly after, Moody had another steep descent down to South Arm Road. Most of the climbs today though were on fairly reasonable trail, so it wasn’t as bad as Mahoosuc Monday. We had a nearly 3 mile climb following that up Old Blue Mountain. It was steady, but not too bad and again had mostly smooth trail, for New England at least.
We descended down from there and found a nice established site not far off the trail. Overall, it was a really pleasant and temperate day for hiking.
It’s super quiet here in this spruce fir forest. Tomorrow we continue hiking toward the next town, Rangeley. Surprisingly, we have no major mountains to climb tomorrow…bummer.
Vital stats for Wednesday, August 27th :
Mountains remaining – 10 (I’m only counting 1000 feet or more in elevation)
Miles hiked today – 14.5
Mood – great
Physical state – good
Smell – small moose
Song stuck in my head – Sol Solis by Moving Mountains
“…no major mountains to climb…bummer”???!!! Is all that up-and-down stuff getting to you? 🙂 Thank you for the update and the photos. The views and vistas continue to be spectacular. That was quite a breakfast to feast upon. Hoping today is pleasant and uneventful…just full of sunshine, gentle breezes and lots of footsteps. The “Cowboy” and “Trippy” call from Mt. Katahdin is getting louder and louder! Stay safe and healthy. Sending interesting-but-easy hiking thoughts, many prayers and mountains of love.
Are “steep” descents problematic?
….Tuck and roll