Tuesday, August 30 - Day 159 - Mile (since we're hiking south I'll update mileage once we are heading north again) - Imp Shelter & Campsite.
Met Chris, the fellow who's driving us to Gorham this morning at breakfast. After another fine dining experience in North Conway we started off for Gorham bidding the town goodbye. Great place to have been idle for a couple of days.
Chris could not have been more helpful or accommodating. A terrific guy who's also the Banquet & Breakfast Chef at the Hotel Washington.
Upon arriving at the trailhead in Gotham we began our hike south to Crawford Notch over the Presidential's . We didn't get started until 11:00 AM so we only did 8 miles but they were mostly straight up except the first 1 or 2. We also had two rather tough stream crossings. Water was cascading down much of the trail all day from Saturdays storm a d there were a few new blowdowns but overall the trail was in better shape then we expected.
Tonight Brother of the Wind is in his hammock and Buffalo Bobby and me are tenting. This is the first time I've used a tent platform. It's terrific. Perfectly flat and easy to set my tent up on. Very comfortable. This shelter is on a mountain top with great views but it will be cold tonight. There's a good breeze blowing as well. This shelter has one of the nicest water sources as well. Hope this is a sign of things to come this week.
Pretty tired right now so I'll call it a day.