I woke this morning and had breakfast during sunrise. We hiked along muddy flat trails all day. It was nice walking. We stopped for the night at Pierce Pond Shelter. The shelter had a sad story connected to it. A hiker had walked all those miles to this shelter and went for a swim. The water in Maine is cold, it cramped his muscles and he drowned. The story was posted up as it had happened recently.
Yonder, Lift N’ Step and I walked down to the Pierce Pond Lodge, about 1/4 mi off trail and put in our names for a pancake breakfast. Lift N’ Step kindly bought me breakfast as I was reluctant to sign up. It was fun to look in the book and find the names of my friends who had passed through months ago.