Friday July 28, 2017
Monson, ME 9 miles
Total mileage 1051.7
I was up early and ready to go this morning. We got into camp yesterday around 3 pm and I was tucked in bed around 5 pm. My foot and legs were bothering me yesterday but when I got up this morning I was feeling pretty good.
We got a few sprinkles during the night, but woke up to dry tents. We hiked out at 6 am with cloudy skies. The skies got darker and it sprinkled on us lightly, but not enough that we needed to cover up with rain gear. It didn’t last long. By the time we finished the day at 11 am the sun came out and it was a beautiful day.
Yesterday we finished up the day with a 3 mile walk along the Piscataquis River and we continued that this morning for another couple of miles and had to ford it again today. It was a bit rough walking through that cold water at 7 in the morning. But walking along the river was spectacular!
We are staying at a Shaw’s Hostel in Monson, ME and we will zero here tomorrow before heading out into the 100 mile wilderness. I have 115 miles left to complete this northern section before heading back south.
I have been thinking more about my stomach and trying to mimick my routine from home. At home when I get up I take my thyroid medication then go workout. After my workout I cool down with a bottle of water and get ready for work before eating breakfast. I haven’t been drinking my normal amount of water in the mornings. Truthfully I haven’t been drinking much at all in the mornings. So this morning I drank a bottle and when I got hungry I ate something and felt fine. So maybe I am getting old and sensitive. 🙁
I am grateful for my family and all the support I have received from them and my friends. Thank you.