Today is the start of the 100 mile Wilderness. He has been waiting for this. 100 mile wilderness is exactly that. 100 miles of trees, ponds, swamps, animals, very remote area in Maine. You should carry about 5-6 days of food, if able to do high miles as Ponytail can.
Says it was a a bit of a tough day. Lots of ups and downs. Elevation gains and losses. His knee and foot are very sore. He can't wait (in a way) to end so he doesn't have to walk everyday! It is hot and humid. The air is very dense and makes breathing difficult.
He did pass lots of ponds (Maine ponds are more like lakes). Spectacle Pond, Bell Pond, Lily Pond, North Pond, Little & Big Wilson Falls and Streams and Long Pond(where he hit the 100 mile mark left to go). No shortage of water out here. Went over Barren Mountain. Nice views.
Stayed at Cloud Pond Lean To -sleeps 6 - rained over night.
About 19.1 miles today 95.4 more mile to go