18.7 miles, 53,437 steps, 657 stories climbed
1996.3/201.7 miles/left, 5,326,952 steps, 47,619 stories climbed
Another beautiful day. It started at the Hiker Hut where Steve made us all some breakfast burritos. I almost left without paying, he never asked for it, but when I did pay I gave him some extra money for his project. He was so touched he surprised me with a hug, a very long hug. He and I talked a bit more about travel and me telling him my South America plans. He told me that if I’m ever in either Maine or India again to reach out to him and gave me his contact info.
After that it was back and forth between the dense pine tree forests and the ridgelines with their beautiful mountain views. It was more Lord of the Rings type scenery. I’ve been running into more south bounders as well and they usually have a bunch of questions about the trail, I think they can tell I’m a thru-hiker by the beard.
Later on, both Ironman and Crane came through and the four of us all plan on heading into Stratton tomorrow. Crane is especially excited because his father is coming out to visit him tomorrow and they’re going to hike together for a few days.
I hope the great weather continues!