Day 144

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Date: 27 Jul 2016 0756PM

Location: Pierce Pond Lean-to

Today's Miles: 17.7

Total Miles: 2033.9

 

Morning wake up today of overzealous southbounders. Can't really complain since I slept in the shelter, but these people are way too excited to be out here.

 

Easy, breezy day today. Practically flat, we climbed one or two hills for a total of under 1,000 feet.

 

Stopped for lunch at a shelter and found a slingshot. We spent the next hour setting things up to shoot and passing the slingshot back and forth until we knocked them all down. 

 

Got to a little beach today on East Carry Pond and ended up spending over three hours there. We swam around, did laundry, laid in the sun and swam some more. We tore through our food bags and listened to the ukulele. One of my top days on the trail, what a good way to spend the afternoon.

 

Shelter sits right on a pond, and we made it early enough to swim again. What an awesome way to end a thru hike, really getting to enjoy what Maine has to offer.

 

Pumped up my sleeping mat for the night, came back to find it deflated. Tried putting some duct tape on the hole but it didn't work. Probably have to try a patch kit, hope it works because I really dislike sleeping on a foam mat.

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