Start: Sabbath Day Pond Lean-to
End: Piazza Rock Lean-to
Today, we started around 7am from the Sabbath Day Pond Lean-to. We had a lot of fairly flat miles today as we went around Little Swift River Pond and South Pond.
We arrived at Maine 4 at 11am; within 10 minutes, a shuttle driven by Stacy, one of the owners of the Farmhouse Inn, stopped and asked us if we’d like a ride into town. She kindly brought us into town, giving us the lay of the land. We had Thai food for lunch, followed by ice cream. We resupplied at the IGA and then the hostel provided us with a free shuttle back to the hostel.
There, we did laundry and some of us showered. The hostel had a lovely set-up, with beds for ~30 guests, with two kitchens and many living room areas. There were multiple TVs with DVD players and a large movie collection. There were plenty of power strips and charging stations. They also had a nice little store with hiking supplies and food stuffs.
We spent the afternoon there, getting a ride back to the trail head at 7pm. We arrived at Piazza Rock Lean-to at 7:45pm and found only Shadow at the lean-to. She was at Sabbath Day Pond Lean-to yesterday evening as well. We have plenty of room in the shelter tonight!
Tomorrow, it’s on to Saddleback Mountain and the Horn. ~30 miles to Stratton from here. I expect to be into town by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.