I had a great breakfast at the Pierce Campsite and then we headed out to the Kennebec River. This river is so deep and wide that the AT provided a ferry service – a canoe and a guide to get hikers safely across. RaceWalker and I shuttled together and made it safely across in about 15 min.
After the river crossing we were less than one mile to Caratunk. I had mailed myself a food drop to a hostel in this town so we stopped to pick it up and spend the rest of the day taking a breather. No cell phone service here so I will save this until I can post.