Tuesday July 18, 2017
Caribou Valley Rd to Woods Rd 10.4 miles slackpacking
Total mileage 969.7
Today I hiked south from Caribou Valley Rd to Woods Rd. It was a scramble on all fours going up Sugarloaf Mountain then the rest of the day was easy. Well… easy terrian by Maine standards.
I was really nervous about the day. When we left the house it was raining and really started to come down as we were traveling. The weather report didn’t mention anything about rain in the morning. I decided to put my rain gear on so when we got to the drop off point, John wouldn’t have to wait on me. Shortly after putting on my rain gear the rain stopped. Just my luck!
I had a river to ford first thing this morning that I wasn’t looking forward to. I just knew that the water was going to be freezing, but luckily there was a board stretched across a couple of rocks to walk across the rest I just rock hopped.
It was pretty cool going southbound today. I got to see many of the hikers that I have been hiking near but never really see that much of.