After developing a rash on my back that feels like laying on broken glass every time I put my pack on, I decided it was time for a shower at any cost. I hiked hard today to make it to Monson, Maine where I am staying at a hiker hostel called Shaw’s in town. The owner is like a mom on loan to all the hikers. She takes great care of us.She cooks us good meals and makes sure we have a warm bed and clean bathrooms to rejuvenate our spirits. I have been walking around in sweatpants and sweatshirt I am guessing from goodwill that she lends out to hikers to wear while we wash out clothes.
I have had two huge meals already but plan on getting in another couple before I leave again tomorrow morning. I can tell I have already lost weight so more ice cream and pizza is of necessity at this point. I have really enjoyed the last couple weeks and I am excited for having made it 5% of the way through the woods. I have a lot of more adventure ahead of me and I am really excited.