8/3 -8/6 Rangely ME to Stratton ME (32.2 miles)
I have lost some of my blogging motivation so I combined some days.
When we were leaving Rangely Garfield decided that he wanted to go faster than the pace Stitch and I were going to meet our families. We were sad to see him go, but I was happy to have spent so much time with him.
We did a 2 of the 3 big climbs left for us before we reach the 100 mile wilderness. We were treated to some very nice views and have been thoroughly impressed with Maine’s trail maintenance, even if there are a lot of rocks and roots.
There have been several rivers that normally need to be forded, but we were fortunate that it has been so dry that all have been cross able by rock hopping.
We crossed the 2000 mile mark shortly before entering town. It’s odd to think about how that doesn’t seem nearly as far as it did at the beginning.
Gear update: My pole strap broke a few weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to find a broken pole in a hiker box that had a strap I could replace it with. It took awhile to figure out how to do it, but I was able to. It’s amazing how gross they have gotten.