Location: Rainbow Stream Lean-To
Total Miles: 14.7
Today's Miles: 14.7
First day into the infamous 100 Mile Wilderness - greeted with a weather-beaten, ominous sign upon entry.
Due to a last-minute change of plans, my day ended up being a bit longer than expected, but short of being a little sore and having an extra days worth food, we're no worse for the wear.
Maine truly is a beautiful state, and rugged as well. The trail miles here are some of the most continually rugged miles I've hiked anywhere on the AT. Roots and rocks abound, and the trail is frequently boggy or flooded with water. PA might have the claim to fame with rocks and boulders to scramble, but Maine is straight-up wilderness for sure.