Friday, June 21, 2013

Day 4: Rainbow Stream Lean-to to Potaywadjo Stream Lean-to

Miles today: 18.2
Miles total: 48.3

I'm not going to be modest: today was a solid day. I woke up at 5 and got on the trail with Mulligan at 6. We moved slower than the Sobros but we had the early start. I felt much better going more slowly. We hiked up and over Nesuntabunt Mountain and reached Wadleigh Stream Lean-to around 10:30. I was amazed. We met a guy from Israel who had been hiking for about a month and was jonesing for a cig. Sadly we couldn't deliver. We ate an early lunch and hiked on. We saw a couple of streams to ford in our guides, but they turned out to be nothing. Both were easy with just a little water up to my thighs. We got passed by the Sobros at some point and saw a broken down truck from like the 50s. It was upside down. How did it get there?

It was muddy a lot (usual in Maine) and then it rained later in the day. We put on our pack covers and booked it to the shelter, where 7 other sobos were waiting, but we made room! We'll see what we can do in the rain tomorrow.

-Aaron

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