500 Miles and Counting

14 July 2017

Mileage

AT NOBO Miles – 454 miles
AT SOBO Miles – 48.3 miles
AT Total Miles –  502.3 miles
Today’s –  15.6 miles
Time –  9 hrs
Speed – 1.74 mph

Tonight’s location: Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to

500 miles on the AT and those last 48.3 were No Joke!  Maine is tough, Really TOUGH!  Tonight I’m stay at Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to.

Also, it was a good day for my left ankle.  I didn’t twist or sprain it today.  HOORAY!

However, my feet are now taking notice and?want some attention.  My Hoka’s are shredding my feet.  I NEVER have gotten blisters and now I’ve got them.  So the proverbial question is…

“To pop or Not?”

I currently using a combo of Leukotape and moles skin…it’s not working.  I’m not sure it’s the same design that Miner used.  Mine’s just sticky, very sticky, brown cloth tape.  I thought his had some cushioning on the tape?

 

All I know…It’s not working.

So tomorrow’s gameplan is to double up on the socks.  I knew I should have left my injinji socks in my bag…  however, I’ll be using my Darn Tough and I hope it helps.   If not, it’s going to be a long walk to Monson.

The trail today started off tougher than I expected. Good thing I stopped when I did last night or I probably would have gotten hurt.
I passed several ponds and lakes early in the morning just hoping to see a Moose.  No luck!  But the views were still very nice.

However, the tough was followed by some great flat trail along the river.  It really made for a nice finish on the day.

On a final note: This privy is in the middle of No Where and there isn’t any 4×4 wheelchair making tracks out here…they couldn’t make over the rocks, tree stumps and bogs.   I’ll just leave it there…no pun intended.

Now, I’m resting my feet tonight in preparation for the  Hide and Seek to find my food drop pickup tomorrow.  I hope I can find it, or it’s going to be a hungry 5 days to Monson.

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