Just finished the stretch from Monson to Stratton Maine. I had good weather most of the time. It only rained one day which wasn't too bad, the waterproof iPhone case I got in Monson was a lifesaver (thanks mom). I was just rockin out and blowing by everyone else while they looked ready to kill themselves. I actually had a blast in the rain. I can feel I'm starting to get my trail legs under me. Pulled a 20 miler a few days ago and woke up feeling great the next day.
On my way I crossed the kennebec river which is the largest body of water on the trail without a bridge. The guy running the ferry was all mountain maned out and was an interesting character. Then I headed up into the Bigelow mountains which are like the White Mountains little brother. Climbed Avery Peak and Bigelow Mountain which were the first of many 4000 footers of the trip. I have another day or two in the Bigelows after Stratton before the dash for the state line. I should be in New Hampshire in about a week.
Just got alittle trail magic on my way down the street before posting this. Was walking by the farmers market in Stratton and a lady just gave me a big loaf of homemade cinnamon raisin bread because the packaging had a little tear in it and she couldn't sell it. I was on my way to the store to get pop tarts because I forgot to buy breakfast stuff with my resupply. Looks like I'm set now.