Thursday July 13, 2017
East Bay Rd to South Arm RD ME 10.1 miles
Total mileage 909.1
I skipped a section of trail because of the weather. I will be doing the skipped section tomorrow. It was all day rain today and I didn’t want to be on top of a bald if there was a chance of thunder and lightening. Plus the bald has a lot of rock on the top that maybe slippery.
I told myself never to hike in the rain. I should listen to myself. It was a nasty, cold, wet, rainy, day and my feet were frozen and not happy. The high today was only in the mid 50’s. I actually got out of the shuttle vehicle in the rain. That is a bad sign, but now it is done and I am warm and dry.
I had to ford two rivers today. I just walked right through since my socks and shoes were already wet. As I was waiting for my shuttle to pick me up at the end of the day two guys crossed the ford where I was and one fell in. I didn’t see it but I heard it. He comes up the bank to the road I was standing at and he is sooking wet and he says to his hiking partner “at least it’s warm out today”! 😨 What?!?!
This is one of the areas that I had to Ford and the area that the guy fell at.
Sorry no views today it was a total white out.