After the slack pack back to the hostel, I shuttled back out to where I had left off. The weather was perfect again and I set out with pretty easy hiking terrain. Not five minutes into my hike I crossed a rugged logging road and was greeted by an enormous female moose who immediately ran down the road at high speed. I was amazed at how huge the thing was. I had been seeing tons of moose shit on the trail but that was the first live one that I saw– pretty neat.
It was a pretty uneventful day hiking alone. I only passed one other hiker all day and arrived at Pierce Pond Shelter at around 630. There was not a soul there so I went ahead and set up in the shelter. The “pond” was only a few yards down the hill. In Maine, they often call lakes ponds. This was definitely a lake sized body of water. I settled in and spent the night alone at the whole shelter. Happy trails.