Friday, November 1, 2013
Day 135 - Goodbye, Pie Town
But, I must focus. We are less than 300mi from the end, and I can keep it together long enough to get there. We did buy plane tickets for November 12, so we have to finish by November 11th at the very latest. I think we'll probably finish on the 9th or 10th, but we'll see how it goes.
Today, we picked up where we left off, after passing the brown house on Ed Jones Road. The road walk was long, but broken up by an ascent of Mangas Mtn. Afterwards, the spring which is indicated as 'good' on the map is completely dry. Some hunters who have been seeing CDTers go by were kind enough to supply water and do a some "two old guys out hunting in the woods" comedy.
We night hiked with Sky for a while, great conversation about Islesboro, the US health care system, AT memories. The miles flew by.
Camped in some trees, hiding from the strong gusts today. Going to find water in the am.
Mileage: ~24mi from brown house on Ed Jones Rd to near Hwy 12