4 days left of this incredible journey

I can’t believe there are four days left of this incredible journey. I am currently on my 4th day of the hundred mile wilderness and camping at Jo-Mary Lake.  

Only 51.3 miles left to the top of Katahdin and the extended forecast has nothing but sunshine scheduled. I hope it holds true. Yesterday we saw Katahdin on top of White Cap Mountain and it brought tears to my eyes. She is so beautiful.  

Tonight I hope I have not set my tent up next to a moose trail. Waking to the sounds of a clomping moose 6 feet from my head was more excitement then I neededBat 2am. I think I scared him more though. I sat up when I heard his heavy steps so close, reasoning I might survive better if I was in a fighting stance then being stepped on while lying on my back. But the noise of my air mattress was more then the might animal could handle and he took off like a heard it of elephants. It woke Moxie who was tenting about 60 feet away. She thought a tree fell on me. In the morning we found the tracks literally 6 feet from my head and then down the camp road we were close to. It was a close encounter of the moose kind.  


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.