4 July 2014 (Day 122) – Monson, ME is the last town near the Trail before the Hundred Mile Wilderness (HMW). For Southbound (SOBO) hikers, it’s their first opportunity to get off the Trail, shower, resupply, and sleep in a real bed. Most SOBOs take 10 days to transition the HMW. They need the shower!
Northbounders (NOBO) will use the same town amenities, but we will only need 5 – 6 days to transition the HMW. We’re conditioned for longer miles and the pull of Mount Katahdin is undeniable.
Unless the weather impacts my hike, I should complete this adventure on 12 July 2014. I won’t have phone connectivity so the next time you will hear from me, I will have summited Mount Katahdin. Wish me luck.
I passed 2000 miles this past week. Twice. There are multiple locations along the Trail which proclaim the 2000 mile mark. In truth, neither is correct. I don’t care, it felt good to see it in writing. Both times.
Current Location: Monson, ME
Miles Hiked: 2070.8
Miles Remaining: 114.5