Trail Update: Days 12-14
Day 12: July 26th
We left out of Monson at a decent time, and the miles flew by. Before we knew it, we had reached the first shelter. We had originally planned on staying there for the night but it was early and we were feeling great so we moved on. We didn’t get a chance to let Tracker know, but we figured we would meet up down the way. Soon we found a great stealth site by the Piscataquis River. Dinner was wonderful riverside.
Day 13: July 27th
As I was crawling out of bed, Tracker walked by. Made us feel bad for sleeping in, but nice to be back in sync with our friend. It was another quick and easy mileage day. Summited Moxie Bald Mountain. Lots of blueberries at the top. There were not any between shelter camping spots, so we had decided to call it a day. We hung out at the top of the bald and soaked up the sunshine.
Day 14: July 28th
I didn’t get the best sleep, actually haven’t been sleeping the best all together. It sounded like a rabbit was bouncing around in the leaves all night.
The trail started out flat and smooth for a few miles. We kept finding blueberries along the trail. What a pleasant surprise.
The climb up Pleasant Pond Mountain was full of false summits and was a long climb. We had to stop for a snack to re-energize for the rest of the climb. The descent to the lean-to was quick and we reached it in the early afternoon.
Since it was early in the day and the miles to Caratunk looked easy enough, so we pushed on. We kept hearing about a place in Caratunk right of the trail to stay at. The Caratunk B & B is super close to the trail and is run by Paul, super great man. Small resupply available, breakfast, shower, laundry and a ride to a nearby restaraunt if you wish.
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