Miles Today: 17.3
Mile Marker: 2,050.6
This morning I got up and made my way to the Kennebec River Ferry Crossing. It's a guy in a canoe who paddles you across. You have to paddle too; no free rides. Really cool they have someone there for us. Back in the 80’s a few people died fording the river. Not something you want to do. The MATC stepped in and established the canoe guide for us. Totally free service. I still gave Greg a couple of bucks because it's not easy work.
Shortly after I crossed I got to Caratunk and finally caught back up to Cousin Eddie, Einstein, and Cheese. It was great to see them again. We filled up on milkshakes and frozen food while we resupplied. I finally got my package with new shoes. I forgot to take a picture of my old ones, but they were wrecked. Massive holes in either side, tread worn completely off, and cushioning long dead. It was a welcome upgrade for this last stretch.
We hiked together the rest of the day and started discussing summit plans and exit strategies. It feels weird to be thinking about those things, but we're so close now.