I have officially entered the 100 Mile Wilderness. The final section of the Appalachian Trail, this is 100 miles of woods with no access to civilization save for two dirt roads that are over 40 miles from the nearest town. Cell service will not exist, and should anything go wrong I'll be reliant ont GPS device for emergency services. That all being said, my bag is loaded with food and supplies, and I'm heading off into the last chapter. Santa got rather sick last night and took a slow day today, so I'm alone as I begin this. I'm hoping he can catch up, but if not I shall be hiking by myself to the base of Katahdin. I'll arrive in Baxter State Park on Friday, hopefully having hiked the Wilderness in 3 days. Most SOBO hikers take 10-15 days, and most NOBO hikers 6-7. I'll be pushing myself, cautiously.
I figured I'd post one more photo. See you on the other side.