Wow!! I will try to include as much information as I can. We are sitting in a motel in Bingham. A tiny town, but larger than our last town destination, Monson, ME. It rained for three days straight. Yesterday we had an excellent hike, although the water on the trail was shin and ankle deep. We got to a river crossing, video to be posted later. The trail leading to the water crossing was knee deep. So, an alternative plan was devised. Instead of the oh-so-dangerous river crossing, we hitched into Bingham, ME. Dried out in a motel, and today we are hitching a ride to Monson, ME to begin the 100 mile wilderness. 100 mile wilderness, is the last 114 miles before Mt. Katahdin. There are no roads or resupply. We should be carrying enough food for 10 days, but realistically, it’ll be more like 6. Speaking of food, I wanted to share our diet. I say our, because the band is back together again!!!! FedEx, tugboat and I hiking together again, it’s great. And Stickness will return at the end to climb katahdin. Anyway, our diets are reprehensible. We have whittled it down to a few things…sugar water (cokes, Gatorade, etc), sugar, candy, cookies. Beef jerkey, cream cheese, pasta. That’s about all i eat.
What else can I share??? We will reach katahdin in 6 days. Charlie and Stickness are meeting us at the campground (with cokes, I was specific in my request). – if you are reading this charlie, bring shampoo, conditioner and a few towels for showers? – We all are all ready for this hike to be over with. Loving spending time with my best friends, but we all want to be back at home. My feet hurt all the time, my knees are sore, and my back is killing me now.
Maine is beautiful. I’ll be back here. Hope to see you all soon!
Xoxo – chop chop