Starting Location: Bald Mt. Brook Lean-to
Destination: Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to
Total Miles: 2059.4
Today’s highlights: Tons of blueberry picking on Moxie Bald Mt. and our first real river ford across the West Branch of the Piscataquis River. Hiked most of the afternoon with Camel talking about cycling, and it made me anxious to be home on my bike for a nice long ride.
Enjoyed the afternoon sunshine and the laziness of the day as Camel and I soaked in the river waiting for the Camera Crew and Leki-less to arrive and ford the thigh-deep river. Nice to be taking so much time to enjoy the trail as we’re only one more day from Monson, the 100-mile wilderness, and the home stretch to Katahdin. 10 days to go!
By far the biggest highlight of the day though was my first moose sighting! Completing my wildlife checklist, it was a giant bull moose about 15-20 feet in front of me on the trail.