Full Goose Shelter is where I set up camp tonight. It was an 8.2 mile hike. It was a short day to be sure. Just felt right and with the trail tomorrow, I will need to be more rested I think.
It was a great hiking day today. There was a lot of steep up and downs today over a number of summits as usual. I had lunch on top of one and took a nap in the sun with 360 degree views of mountains. I also crossed into Maine this morning. Amazing journey to get this far.
A fair amount of the trail traversed alpine bog. Sure there were boards to walk on, but most were rotted and would sink deeply into the deep mud. In some places I pushed my trekking poles into the mud and they never reached anything solid.
I ate a decent amount of wild blueberries today. They were the best I have ever had.
At camp there was a church group of teenagers out for a six day hike. They had lots of questions about thru hiking. They gave me candy and gold fish crackers, so all is good.
Also ran into and chatted with southbound thru hikers. Wished them the best and safe hiking.