The day started with a 200 foot climb, which warmed things up a bit. Off came the gloves and the thermal. We continued some gentle, graded walking along the Maine ponds and lakes. Eventually, we came to a turnoff for a short deviation to the 100 Mile Wilderness Outfitters, where Subaru had a package waiting. Turns out, the package had not yet arrived, so it was back down the turnoff to walk the rest of the way into town.
We had a few more things that didn't work out as the day went on. We arrived at the Lake Shore House, where we had called to make reservations, to find that they were fully booked. So we hot tailed it over to Shaw's, the other lodging in town, and got the last two beds in the bunk room. We showered and changed, and then caught a shuttle to the grocery store. We walked from the grocery store to the outfitter's to get fuel and some other supplies for the 100 mile wilderness which was coming up. Then we waited for the return shuttle. And waited. And waited. 2 hours later, we were on our way back to the lodging.
Back at Shaw's, it turns out that they had gone to the trailhead to pick up 1 person and found 5 there. But there had been some other cancellations. So they asked Subaru and I if we would switch from the bunkroom to a double room in the back building. Which was actually better, since we wouldn't have to put up with snoring! So we moved out stuff and got settled once again.
We started the laundry and headed over to a barbecue joint for lunch. Pretty good, and nice sized portions, as well. When we came back, we saw that Professor and Wilson were trying to arrange a slack pack. (turns out the 100 mile wilderness was not as isolated as the name would imply) Sub and I got in on that action! I love slack packing!
Got our laundry all set, our food organized, and had pizza for dinner. In bed by 10.