Woke up a little early today and hiked to the Kennebec River. I felt ok this morning, so I guess I slept well. Was too tired to blog yesterday. This river is larger and has a strong undercurrent making it generally unsafe to cross. There is a person hired to canoe or ferry hikers across the river, it’s the official way to cross. I tipped the guy $2. After that he insisted and gave me the ferryman’s blessing.
A short walk from the ferry, is Caratunk House, which is a hostel and B&B. I stopped in to resupply on food, they have a great resupply. Also got a strawberry milkshake and pulled pork sandwich, all was awesome. The owner who has thru hiked, gave me advice for after the hike (we had a good talk).
Got back hiking after the break. Climbed Pleasant Pond Mountain. I met some southbounders who said it was a rough mountain. I got to the top easy enough. Just different perspectives I guess.
I was going to camp by a lake, but could not find any good areas, so I went further than I wanted. But I found a creek with a mediocre spot to camp. I am near mile 2053. I have 138 miles to go.
After yesterday and everything else, I picked up a small party cake at the hostel and had it after dinner. I ate the whole thing.