After breakfast in town, we got shuttled back to the trailhead by Tim (aka Prince) from Lakeshore. Cool dude, he totally looks like the musician formerly known as Prince. We promptly entered the Wilderness.
Most of the hiking today was uneventful actually. We hiked by a few ponds and bogs and had 3 streams to ford. The biggest ford was thigh deep, so that was interesting. Also, there was a moose carcass on the other side of it, so in a sick sort of way we saw a moose. Not what I was hoping for!
We passed by a few falls and stayed near water most of the day. It was pretty quiet on the trail. No big views today, either. A lot of the terrain was choppy evil Maine with a lot of small ups and downs.
We stopped fairly early because we hit our mileage goal and don’t really have any reason to push bigger miles. We found a nice campsite just off the trail right on the Long Pond Stream a bit past the ford. Tomorrow we have the Barren Mountain range to hike over, so it should be more eventful.
Vital stats for Tuesday, September 9th :
Miles hiked today – 14.4
Mood – good
Physical state – normal
Smell – day 1 of 6 in the Wilderness, it was cooler today, so not bad yet
Song stuck in my head – Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down by Fall Out Boy