|Susquehanna under the overpass|
In Maine, however, several creeks will require fording -- as in, take hiking boots off, put on water shoes, and wade across through water that comes from (you guessed it!) melting mountain ice packs. Variety, spice of life, et cetera.
|The Doyle - 113 years of hiker legends.|
All the sandwiches are made like a hamburger.
The logistics challenge is finding places to refill the five days of food in one's pack without having to go too far off the trail. Common options include trail town grocery stores, resupply boxes sent ahead, or -- shudder -- convenience marts.
Resupply boxes can be sent to general delivery at trail town post offices along the way, to hostels where one plans to stop and clean off a layer of filth, or can simply be stashed out in the woods near one of the highway trailheads.
Not that AT hikers focus only on food. Dry socks are important, too.
|Of course there's ice cream, it's a trail town!|