Day 145 US 2 to Mt Success Tentsite (14.7 miles) 1906.2 miles total
Not that much easier hiking today. Guess I was expecting bigger change from Whites. Still crossed 3 Mtn peaks. At 3500′, about 2000′ less elevation than most in Whites.
That 14.7 miles took me about 9.5 hrs so still tough going. Lots of large rocks that are difficult to navigate.
Physical aches and pains are piling up. Nothing too bad. Feet are always sore. Toes have been tingly since about second week. Both knees now sore pretty regularly. Think worn out from all the large step ups and downs required to mountaineer the Whites. Elbow I fell on in PA still a bit tender. Guessing I cracked bone because lump there and don’t like bumping it. Thumbnail smashed in fall in VA now coming off.
Other than that, I’m a pillar of health!
Stopped short of ME by 1.5 miles. Could see rain coming when at top of Mt Success. I’m tenting 0.1 mile from top of mountain. Got tent set up right before first drops. Don’t like tenting this close to top of a mtn but am in a pretty protected spot.
Thunderstorm started about 9PM. Pretty noisy up here. Rain, but not too hard.
Hoping to be in Andover, ME in 2 days. It’s about 37 miles so will be stretching.