Monson, ME. Yeah! We were going to ease into Monson today but we heard that Tropical Storm Danny's threat to Eastern, ME was imminent. As a result, we ended up hiking 35.4 miles into Monson yesterday, my biggest single mileage to date and surely my biggest for my 09' thru-hike.
Monson is 112 trail miles south of Katahdin. It looks likely that Rocket, Feed Bag and I will summit next Saturday (9.5). Before we do that, we have to hike through the "One-Hundred Mile Wilderness". This section starts after we leave Monson and is not really wilderness or one-hundred miles, but it is absent of any paved roads, meaning we have to carry a little more food and it's probably not a good place to break an ankle and have to get rescued.
I'm happy the trail is wrapping up. Two and a half months apart from Sassy is much more time than I'm ever willing to bare with again. I realize how much of an awesome friend and partner my wife is. Truly, truly there is no one I enjoy my life with quite like Sassy.