He hiked today w/Inferno today. Says it was a bit cooler than past days. Super windy. Gusts about 40mph. He says he worked his butt off today. Mt Success was a tough climb. Although rewarding due to the alpine gardens and the views of Mt Wash and the other surrounding mountains.
At about 9:30 am they reached the final state “MAINE” He has successful accomplished 13 states and has only 281.4 more miles to go. He felt releived a bit to go over the border, but knows Maine will not be easy.
Say there were some mucky swampy areas too. Guess Inferno fell and slipped into the mud. PTD looked back to see where she was and she was stuck up to her knees, He helped her get out. She had mud everywhere. They both laughed about it.
He traveled over MT Carlo, Goose Eye Mnt east and Goose Eye Mnt north(passed the 1,900 mile mark on the AT) to Fulling Mill Mnt then down into Mahoosuc Notch which "they" say is the toughest mile on the trail. PTD didn't think so. He still thinks the climb up Wild Cat the other day was tougher in the rain. Says Mahoosuc Notch wasn't a picnic. Lots of scrambling over, around, under, up and down giant boulders. Says he could still see solid ice down in some of the crevasses. He could see steam coming out of the caves too. Doesn't get much sunlight down there.
Overall good day just another tough one on the AT
Stayed at Spec Pond Shelter. Chilly and windy. Put his long johns and wind shirt on.
14.6 miles today