Appalachian Trail Day 151
07-28-01 19.6 miles
Wadleigh → Hurd Brook Lean-to
AT – 2149.5
The mosquitoes were bad last night. I was happy to be in my tent. Jeff and I talked a bunch from within our tents. Neither of us could sleep.
We got up late around 8am. The climb up Nesuntabunt Mtn. was tougher than I expected. I did get a wonderful view of Katahdin up there. The hiking seemed to drag on before lunch, which was at Rainbow Stream Lean-to. What a pretty stream. The water was so clean.
After lunch things picked up. I felt good for a while but I got tired later on. I stopped at the Southeast end of Rainbow Lake and sat on some rocks to escape the mosquitoes. They are really bad in the woods. The water was so clear. I could see 8’ down, if not more.
It was then up to Rainbow Ledges and another great view of Katahdin. I forced myself to stop day dreaming near the top so I could think about what I have accomplished. As I sat looking at the big K, I couldn’t believe it’s almost over. I still don’t know what I will do when I’m home. It’s scary when you think about it. 2100 miles to think about my life and I still don’t know. Maybe it’s meant to be that way. Someone on the trail told me not to worry. Everything will come to light in its own time. It’s been a great trip. I’ll be happy and sad when it’s over. I will miss many people who I have met. So many memories! It’s been all worth it.
I’ll be E.T. camping tonight. The bugs are driving me crazy.
Get Out There!