Day 133 Mt Cube Tentsite to NH 25 (14.4 miles)) 1791.1 miles total
400 miles to go! If all goes well I hope to summit Katahdin September 7…just in time for NFL opening night! 4 weeks…100 miles/week.
Was a bit foggy down below this AM. I’m at 2900 ft.
About half way through today’s hike I came across a gravel road. Pickup parked there with a bunch of water and juice in plastic jugs. Looks like trail magic but no one around. I loitered to no avail.
Less than 1/4 mile up trail I come across…The Omelet Man. He’s got a tarped in kitchen going on.
He had read a book about the trail. Was fascinated by trail magic concept. Retired last year. Now is out here every day during hiking season from 8AM until 7 or 8PM.
He has water, juice, cookies, candy, and makes omelets. Lots of them! Ham, onion, green pepper and however many eggs you want. I had 3. Another guy had 6!
He even has a banana tree!
Spending night in my tent at Hikers Welcome Hostel about 1/4 mile from trail. They have bunk rooms, shower, privy, and a small, honor system snacks and soda area.
Met a trail legend. Grey Beard is trying to become oldest thru-hiker at 82. Cool guy. Talked with him for a while. 37 years US Navy.
Tomorrow is 9 miles to North Woodstock. It’s only 9 miles but a tough 9 miles. Up one side and down the other of a big mountain.
7 thoughts on “August 10”
Omelet Man is Awesome!!
Grey Beard sure doesn’t look 82 but I guess hiking can keep you young & fit.
As you approach the final stage stay focused & don’t push it..
Keep on Truckin!!
How great to come upon trail magic! A man making omelettes? Wow
Great looking pair in the last photo!
Hooray for trail magic, wonderful. I see you have an expected finish date. Please don’t rush these miles now while you are in the mountains. I am sure you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I know I am!! Take care of yourself and keep safe. By the way, Gray Beard looks pretty good for his age. Adhere to Dave’s message to you. Love You, MOM
Awesome Pete! Like Dave wrote “keep on trucking”. Great picture of Grey Beard and you.
What an adventure!! Lifetime of memories!!
You are closing fast! Keep up the good work!