Miles Today: 6.1
Mile Marker: 2,075.3
This morning I bumped into Cousin Eddie. She confirmed they camped on the south side of the river last night. She said Cheese and Einstein would probably be along in an hour or so.
Shortly after I got started it was time to compose my morning movement. I was finishing and about to wash my hands when I got LIT UP by wasps. Apparently they were not a fan of me displacing mass so close to their nest. I got stung in the temple and both shoulders. I ran away waiting for them to calm down. Then I ran back over to grab my pack and trekking poles. For good measure they stung me in my lower back and my ankle. The one on my back was the worst. It was right where my hip belt sits, so it rubbed all morning. I'm okay now, but it wasn't a pleasant way to start the day to say the least.
We'll spend the night in Monson now and plan out the final leg. From here we enter the 100 Mile Wilderness, and then that feeds straight into Baxter State Park. There will be two days in Baxter, and then we'll be finished. Incredibly weird thing to think about. It's time to start logistics about how to get home. It's going to be a challenge planning more than three days in advance. It's been quite a while since I've done that. Hopefully I get the timing right so I don't miss any busses or flights.
This will likely be my last update until the finish. I'll keep blogging while I'm on trail, but I don't know that I'll have the connection to post from the woods.