We were up early in the cool morning air, climbing up Bald Mountain. NIce views from the top.
The trail from the lean to until Piscataquis River was very nice; it ran along waterfalls and rivers, a few muddy spots, but overall pretty pleasant. The river crossing also was not as bad as anticipated. I was expecting freezing cold water, but it wasn't bad! After the river crossing, all we had to do was find a decent camping spot.
About 20 feet after the river, we found a nice flat spot that would fit two tents. The river was a great water source. And it was only 4 pm. So I had time to try to clean my feet, sit in the sun, read, do some journaling. We waved at Dyno DNA and Etch-a-Sketch as they pushed onward after fording the river. And we made some dinner.
Dinner didn't go so well. I made a rice side with tuna. You know, a normal trail dinner. Subaru was making a "bomb". That's when you take pretty much all of the food in your food bag and cook it all together in one pot. So it is ironic that I was the one who got sick.
One minute I was eating, the next, I started feeling a little nauseous and sweaty, and about 10 seconds later, I was running for the bushes. My entire dinner came right back up. That wasn't even the bad part. The bad part is that I had to go back and bury my puke. Oh, I soooo did not want to do that. But I wanted to attract raccoons and bears even less. I brushed my teeth about 5 times and went to bed at 6:30.
Ah, life on the trail!