Location: Otter Pond Parking Trail / Shaw's (2089.9 miles)

Shaw’s has an optional $9 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, which was a great way to start the day.

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Location: ME 15 / Monson / Shaw's (2074.6 miles)

I woke up this morning around 5:45, after a not awesome night’s sleep. The tentsite I picked was somewhat bumpy and uneven; it was the best available, though, so not really much I could do about that. The air was a bit chilly, requiring wearing my fleece this morning as I broke camp, but I quickly warmed up once I got everything packed up and started hiking, around 7:15. Naturally, there was a much nicer campsite a short distance across the stream. Oh well.

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Location: Bald Mountain Stream (2058.7 miles)

I had set my alarm for 5:45, but didn't manage to roll out of my sleeping bag until half an hour later. It didn't get too cold last night; just enough that I gradually zipped up my sleeping bag over the course of the night. It was very comfy by morning. I was a little slow breaking camp, but I managed to start hiking by 7:20.

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Location: Pleasant Pond Lean-to (2043.6 miles)

I got up today at 6:30, ready for the 7 am pancake breakfast. Consisting of 12 pancakes with three different kinds of fruit and covered with powdered sugar, and also including an egg and sausage, it was excellent.

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Location: Harrison's Pierce Pond Camps (2034.3 miles)

Though I had set my alarm for 6 am for a potential 7 am shuttle back out to East Flagstaff Road, I overslept, and didn't get up until fifteen minutes later. Fortunately, with everything generally packed last night, I didn't actually have much to do this morning before being ready.

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