Day 155: Ethan Pond

Day 155

Stealth Spot to Ethan Pond Shelter

Miles Hiked: 10.6

AT Milage: 43.7

After not getting any sleep at all last night, I packed up my tent in the dark and started hiking around 6:30am. My hike was incredibly easy today. All of it was downhill on super flat terrain. The air was foggy, cold, and windy this morning. I couldn’t see anything except the trees and trail infront of me. My rain suit kept me warm. I hiked past mount Guyot and Zealcliff before descending down to Zeland Falls Hut. I stopped in the hut to sign the log book. Yet again, no NOBOs had signed the book before me. It seems like no one is on trail. I really wish I had a hiking partner again, I’ve been missing Flamingo a lot. As of right now, he is 92 miles away from Katahdin. I’m so excited for him to summit! Other friends of mine or people I have talked about who have already summited include: Crunchy, Fancy Feast, Kentucky, Flip, and Noodle. I feel like I’m missing a few.

I was so tired today I decided to stop hiking really early at Ethan Pond shelter. I was hoping that some NOBOs I know would catch up and stay here too. When I got to the shelter there were two other hikers there named John and Danielle. They were a father daughter duo from Maine out to hike for a few days. I fell asleep for about two hours and I felt a little better. I’m hoping that I get a solid night of sleep. It’s been a really long time since I’ve slept through a night without waking up every other hour. I just relaxed at the shelter the rest of the day. Supposedly there is a moose that lives near the pond so I walked down to check for it a few times but never saw it. I ended the day by watching a few episodes of The Office on Netflix in my sleeping bag. I’m so happy I downloaded them to watch on trail. It’s just a nice luxury to have at the end of the day. Sometimes it makes me feel like I’m not so far from home.

Ethan Pond.

Happy Trails!


Published by Deserrae Potts

Thru Hiker Blogger

2 thoughts on “Day 155: Ethan Pond

  1. Enjoying your blog Early Bird! The three of us talked about the possibility of seeing moose at Ethan Pond and the very next day Danielle and I saw a big bull and cow right near Thoreau Falls! Much luck on the trail – we’re cheering you on.

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