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Day 4: Rainbow Stream Lean-to to Potaywadjo Stream Lean-to

Appalachian Trail
June 16, 2013
Mileage18.2 (48.3) mi
Elevation gain3599 ft
Elevation loss4006 ft

I'm not going to be modest: today was a solid day. I woke up at 5 and got on the trail with Mulligan at 6. We moved slower than the Sobros but we had the early start. I felt much better going more slowly. We hiked up and over Nesuntabunt Mountain and reached Wadleigh Stream Lean-to around 10:30. I was amazed. We met a guy from Israel who had been hiking for about a month and was jonesing for a cig. Sadly we couldn't deliver. We ate an early lunch and hiked on. We saw a couple of streams to ford in our guides, but they turned out to be nothing. Both were easy with just a little water up to my thighs. We got passed by the Sobros at some point and saw a broken down truck from like the 50s. It was upside down. How did it get there?

An abandoned truck in the middle of the woods??
An abandoned truck in the middle of the woods??

It was muddy a lot (usual in Maine) and then it rained later in the day. We put on our pack covers and booked it to the shelter, where 7 other sobos were waiting, but we made room! We'll see what we can do in the rain tomorrow.

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