Very excited today. He knows that we are coming to see him and that the end is near.
9:30 goes across the Abol Bridge, he is now in Baxter State Park. Says he passed lots of nice ponds and had view of Katahdin all day long. He arrived at Katahdin Stream Campground about 2ish. Checked in w/the ranger and got our lean to all squared away. He set up camp at lean to #5, started a fire and waited for us. At about 4pm, Ollie, Elise and I arrived. We were all thrilled to see each other.
We hung out and had dinner and early to bed. They are calling for 70% chance of showers. Bummer. We will make the decision in the morning on whether to hike or not.
This was an exciting night for Elise and I. We had never slept in a lean to. Always in tents. I was just hoping no critter would run across us in the night. None did! we both said we would do it again.
Woke in the middle of the night to rain pelting off the shelter.
PTD hiked about 17.7 miles today 5.2 left (REAlly!!) 2,173.8 hiked to date