PTD did a scrub down of his pack once again. Wanting to make sure he isn't carrying unnecessary items to weigh him down. He still has his lite sleeping bag (hikers later in August opt to get their Winter bag back for those cold nights out on the mountain tops), but he did take along his heavier hat and gloves just in case. He has always carried his long johns. He is prepared. No worries.
Dropped him off at the trail head about 11am. Teary good bye since this is the last time we will see each other till we go hike Katahdin together in August.
He went across the Androscoggin River, and started the Mohoosuc trail over to Mt Hayes. He did say there were some nice views from several overlooks. Went through a swampy area too. He ate lunch and took pics of Dream lake. Said it was really nice. He daydreamed for a bit there. He also stopped at at Moss Pond where he sat and watched an otter play.
He will spend the night at Gentian Pond Shelter. Said there was a waterfall and a pond not far from the shelter. He will walk there at dusk to see if he can get a glimpse of any moose or other animals. Says it is looking like a nice sunset when he called.
13.7 miles today 1,892.2 traveled to date 286.1 left to go
Trying to make me laugh - he succeeded
His Dirty Girl skull gators finally fell apart and he lost one. Need to get him another pair to wear up Katahdin. For now cutting a pair of socks works too.
Look what I saw going home near Jeffrerson Notch