100 Mile Wilderness Center
Trip Start Jun 25, 2012
5Trip End Nov 25, 2012
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The trail in this section is pretty remarkable. Most of the time you are hiking along uninhabited lakes and streams. Water is super plentiful here, as i cross streams and creeks dozens of times each day and ford rivers about twice a day. The water is so clear that it looks like it came out of a faucet, so i've been able to drink straight from the stream at a couple locations
I've met a fair amount of thru hikers, mostly southbounders. Met an interesting German named Johannes who is attempting to complete the trail before his 3-month travel visa ends. Also been on a similar cycle with Dave, a 33 year old from Ohio who "had been delivering pizzas for way too long" even with his 4-year degree, and is trying to figure his life out. I also came across Warren Doyle, an older man working on his 19th thru hike (that's a combined 8+ years of his life along the AT).
The night of the 30th I met 3 southbound thru hikers from Columbus, Ohio. They had summited Katahdin days before me but got held up after one cut his hand pretty bad and had to go to the hospital. Their names are Green Thumb (for his green cast-bandage over his cut thumb), Hopper (because he looks like Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider), and Toosh (because of his chafing at the start of the trip). They are 22-23, recent OSU graduates, and two of them are Eagle scouts. We all got along pretty well, and were all hoping to make it to the town of Monson, Maine for the 4th of July to celebrate the end of the 100 mile wilderness with burgers, beers, and fireworks. I'll speak more of our time together in the next blog entry.