Mile 114.5 – Days 1-10 Part Dos

Mile 114.5 – Days 1-10 Part Dos

The laundry is done and we are ready to hit the trail early tomorrow morning with clean clothes, clean bodies and full bellies.


Monson has been a blast. Trail towns can definitely reel you in with their super hospitality and local culture. We are here with 5 other SOBOs we’ve been hiking on and off with (see, we aren’t the only crazy ones!)


Anyways, back to the last 10 days…

The trail in Maine has been pretty awesome. We just love the serenity and remoteness you find here. Aside from the bugs, bogtastic bogs (think thick mud) and occasional trees down in the middle of the trail, the Maine AT Club does a fantastic job of maintaining the trail. Here are some pictures of what the trail looks like:


We have also forded (crossed) 7 rivers. I was most nervous about that, but I actually enjoy it!! And for me and my “Steadee”
self, it is much better than rock hopping!


For the record, I have only fallen 3 times (not in the rivers, just on stupid rocks and tree roots). Deal has only fallen once in comparison.

Now onto bathroom talk. The outhouses have been decent and I have only had to dig one hole … To do bizness… Deal has dug 3! Don’t worry, we’ll keep a count for you.


Lastly, no exciting wildlife to report. Lots of moose poop, but the only time we saw one was when we were driving into Baxter State Park to start. Lots of toads, 3 loons, 2 snakes, and what we thought was a grouse but others said was a partridge??

Okay, gotta go to bed … Way past our bedtime. THANK YOU all again for all the comments on the blog, facebook, e-mails, texts, etc! We can’t get back to everyone, but we are loving the love! Keep em coming and we will update soon!

Oh, one last thing. I did update our Flckr album on the sidebar of the blog, so if you want more pictures (especially of our gross feet), check it out. I didn’t label them yet though.
Location:S Main St,Monson,United States

6 responses to “Mile 114.5 – Days 1-10 Part Dos”

  1. Misti says:

    We had a drier year so not as many fords are you did! Exciting and glad you liked Monson! 🙂 Looking forward to your next post in a week or so!

  2. Chris Shipley says:

    Are you there yet?

  3. Dawn says:

    AMAZING!!!! I remember talking to you about this yars ago and so excited for you and Justin. I am so excited to keep reading for the next few months. I am so happy Kelly forwarded the link on to me. Have fun!! (not sure how you did 10 days no shower, I did 4 camping in Argentina and was soooo grossed out by myself) Dawn (Kelly Smith's friend)

  4. Shayna says:

    It looks like you guys are having much more fun in the middle of nowhere than I'm having here in civilization. I'm very happy that you're having so much fun and persevering. I'm dealing with getting rid of our house, but when I have something to report, I will.

  5. Katherine says:

    Thanks for the update. I would have fallen more than 3 times cause you are more co-ordinated than I am. Glad you and Justin are enjoying yourselves.

  6. Van says:

    Be careful on those rocks… & tell Justin I like his shirt w/ the pic of the bus on it!

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