Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Bruised, Blistered, & Bug Bitten! (lovin it!)

What an amazing opening 150 miles. Mike and I, as well as our 'family' are doing a really great job of powering through Maine. We are meeting all kinds of people and seeing all kinds of cool things.

In such a short time we've

gotten trail magic (beer in the river, food in a shelter cooler)
Hitched in and out of towns
Slept in the houses of complete strangers
woken up at 3 a.m. to hike
woken up at 11 a.m. to hike
seen big moose and small mice
soaked in hot tubs and forded icy rivers
went to a strangers grad party for burgers and beers
shared great meals with great people
shivered through the very cold nights, and sweltered through hot ones
patched blisters, scrapes, and cuts
walked through clouds high atop ridgelines
walked through the swampy marsh of Maine lowland
killed thousands of black flies :0
been assaulted by mosquitos, black flies, and 'no-see-ums'

oh and we ran out of bug spray about 40 miles in to the 100 mile wilderness :)

Anyway, its been GREAT so far. The hiking is hard, the conditions are challenging but it's worth it. every second is worth it.



At 3:51 PM, Blogger Eventidecu said...

Well were watching you down here. Can't wait until your in the Smokeys. Keep the faith and the pace guys!


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