Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8.25.12 - Maine Terrain is a Pain

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.

1 comment:

  1. I think they played connect the dots with the lakes and ponds in Maine to make the AT! Ha! Congrats buddy!