Long day today. 25 miles to Hurd Brook Lean-to. My body was still sore from yesterday's hike.
I think the trail is wearing me down, but the terrain in Maine isn't helping. Rocks and roots all over so that you can't keep up a steady pace or get into a rhythm. It's very frustrating. Pedestrian had a great theory today about how they planned where the AT would go through Maine. They attached a paint brush to the tail of a dog, then let a raccoon go. Wherever the dog would chase the raccoon and leave paint is where the trail would be. A little ridiculous maybe, but that gives you a good idea of how crazy it is.
Got a great view of Katahdin towards the end of the day on top of Rainbow Ledges.
18.6 miles to go.