Moxie was not Pleasant

22 July 2017

Mileage

AT NOBO Miles – 454 miles
AT SOBO Miles – 145.5 miles
AT Total Miles –  599.5 miles
Today’s –  13.1 miles
Time –   7.3 hrs
Speed –  1.79 mph

Start: Moxie Bald Mountain Lean-to
Stop:  Pleasant Pond Lean-to

The trail started off pretty nice this morning, but then there were these pesky mountains.  Overall…it was a good day.

The mountains (Moxie Bald & Pleasant) were not too difficult, but I am tired so it was very slow going.

The biggest challenge was trying to find my way OFF Moxie Bald Mtn.  There were rocks piled to help mark the way to the mountain top.   So when I finally saw the sign, I followed them to it.

However, after my selfie, I looked around for the AT South trail.  I walked around all of the bald by the sign and took a few things that looked like trails ..only to come to dead ends.  I guess others have had the same issue.

I thought I was going to have to wait for a NoBo to appear to find my way.  After 20 minutes of looking I headed back to the AT North and low and behold the AT South trail became visable.  The AT didn’t actually go to the peak, but traversed beside it.

After yesterday’s double, my feet hurt.  It kind of feels like I have a stine bruise on my lsft heel.  I’m still fighting the blister issue…especially that left tiny little toe.

What is it with my LEFT?   Left ankle, Left tiny tone, Left shin, Left heel!

Tomorrow was a planned Nero in Caratunk, but it’s only been 2 days since “town time” in Monson.  So Laurence and I are stopping for lunch and a resupply before continuing on to the next lean-to 4 miles after town.  It should be a 10 mile day…Thank God!

We’ve heard the milkshak at Caratunk B&B is to die for!
Then it’s a few days to Stratton, Maine for a Nero or Zero and the next resupply.

Also, tomorrow we get to take canoe across the Kennebec River!

Up-n-Ready
“On the road to Damascus”
Flip   GA to VA
Flop  ME to VA

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