Pinkham Notch to Androscoggin River - 22 miles
22 miles in 10 hours (no stopping and solid hiking). . . yeah it's that tough. Very tough climb out of Pinkham to Wildcat Mtn first thing, then lots of gnarly wet rocks and a solid day of cold drizzle. The descent into Pinkham off of Mt. Madison may be the most difficult descent on the Trail, and the ascent across Rt.16 may be the toughest climb thus far. Glad to have this one in the books. Only about 16 more miles and we'll be in Maine! Tackling the notorious Mahoosucs tomorrow in what will most likely be another very long day to cover 50K. Will I have a new "toughest mile" to talk about? . . . probably so.