Arrived in Monson, ME today around noon. The town is on Lake Hebron. Staying at the Lakeshore House Lodging & Pub. A bunk costs $25. I had a great cheesesteak sandwich for lunch at their pub, got cleaned up and went to do my laundry. Jan had mailed 2 packages here so I went through all of that to see if I needed to buy anything else for the 100 Mile Wilderness. I think I'll need 7 or 8 days of food.
There are 114 more miles to Katahdin. So you can see that once I'm out of the wilderness I will be almost there. Elevation here is 1,215 feet. It looks like there aren't too many real hard climbs from here on out....until Katahdin (elevation 5,268 feet).
Around mile 47-48 is Pemadumcook Lake. If you sound the airhorn, a ferry will come and shuttle you to a camp where the owners offer bunks, showers, meals, and "Linda's famous one-pound burger." By then, I might be ready for a big burger after eating Ramen noodles, Spam and lots of other hiker specialties for 5 or 6 days.
Feeling real good, losing some weight but no real issues right now. Headed out in the morning after a delicious AYCE breakfast at Shaw's for $8. I had to call and make a reservation for it so it must be really good.
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungy enough to eat six."