Ended just in time

Nice short hike today. Thank you Batman, your timing in impeccable.  As I appeared from the woods with my dear friends Maps and Moxie, Batman drives up and pulls over. 

Maps and Moxie have been off trail for about a week now. Moxie feel down the steps of a privy and got a massive hematoma on her right butt cheek. It swelled up like a basketball. Today they were out slack packing as a test hike to see how it went. It was such fun to see them again and hike together for awhile.  

Next Year and Seneca were behind us so Batman and I waited for them. We hiked back in a little to get some water and make a nature call. Bad idea, the mosquitoes we horrendous. I go bit in places one should not be bit. 

The guys popped out of the woods and I greeted them with the question “how do you feel, want to slack pack 1.8 more miles then call it a day?” Next Year spoke right up and said he was tired. So we stopped. We ended just in time. The clouds opened up and it poured. 

We are all showered now and headed to Chili’s for supper. Then to LLBean and Hannaford for resupply. 

We will have a great sleep in the wonderful Element hotel with a nice breakfast and hit the trail again with hardly a hitch in our stride. 

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.