PTD missed it! The moose swimming in the pond. I guess Tetherball and Moose got to see him. They had gone down to the pond early because they heard there was one there the day before. As soon as they saw it Moose wanted to go wake Ponytail but didn’t’ know if she should. They decided to let him sleep. He could really use his rest.
His boots and clothes were damp from the night before. On they go and off he goes. They only got wetter as the morning went on because of how wet the grass was from the rain the night before.
Into Monson(close to Hebron Lake) by 2pm. He stayed at Shaw’s Lodging. Nice and comfy.
Went out to lunch, did laundry, met up w/some friends, got his care packages in the mail. He needed to resupply before the 100 Mile Wilderness (no stores).
Bruce (Feather foot – thru-hiker class 2009) drove all the way to Monson to see Ponytail. Bruce had just come up from NJ to NH the day before. Now he traveled 6 hrs just to see Dave. How very nice! THANKS BRUCE! It was a surprise to boot. PTD didn’t know he was coming. They got to go out and have some beers at a local pub. Bruce got to meet PTD’s hiker friends too. They all shared stories about their trail experiences. Bruce fit right in since he too hiked the same trail just last year. They all had a good time.
17.9 miles today 114.6 left 2,063.7 traveled to date on foot!