My reward for a job well done

What a wonderful place for breakfast.  

 
I woke up as usual to the sounds of birds singing but didn’t get up until my 5:00am alarm. I packed quickly and was on the trail by 5:40am. A great start. I love mornings. Wye Knot is sleeping in a little and hoping to catch breakfast at the Lodge we tented at. With a 16 mile day planned there is no sleeping in for me. I scoped out a back up plan to stay at cabin only 14 miles out. I think that will become my goal for the day. I am in no hurry and I don’t like doing too many miles unless I have to. 

Moose poop highway is what today’s section of the trail should be called 

 I lost count of the number of piles left on or next to the trail. The creature who left the deposits though were nowhere to be seen. 

Lots of wonderful streams on the path as well today.  

     
Some really great water sources. So I decided to carry less water then usual thinking the water was all great. And this is why I carry 2 liters most of the time and refill as often as good sources allow.  

 Because not all water sources are equal. But I had to fill up since this was the last stream before the shelter. 

I was glad to see the last of the uphill climbs for the day. A steep and rocky .1 side trail to Look-out cabin. A privately own shelter that is available for hikers to use. It is my reward for a job well done.  

  
  And yes, I even climbed to the roof for a panoramic view.  
 
  My bed is made, I am half done eating supper  

And my clothes are drying. It’s been a good day. 
Happy Hiking

Emily M. Leonard

About Emily M. Leonard

I am a 50 year old Maine native and lover of the outdoors. Former Physical Education teacher and soccer coach. I am Married to the best husband ever and gave up teaching and coaching to raise our two wonderful sons. I have always enjoyed being outside and on the go.