Day #79-Wilderness no more!; Miles hiked: 13.4

After a 3 mile walk, I officially exited the 100 Mile Wilderness! The first dirt road is appropriately named the Golden Road. I’ve never been so happy to see a road in my life.After paying highway robbery prices to eat at Abol Bridge, I cranked out the 10 miles of the AT that lie in Baxter State Park and arrived at the base of Mt. Katahdin.I’ve spent the afternoon eating my way through Millinocket and reconnecting with Alan and Mary while I wait for my parents to arrive tomorrow. Goodnight from a full Blueberry at the AT Lodge.