Sunday, September 04, 2011

More obstacles

OK, first thing you need to know is that this is a picture of the road Google directed me to use. This is where all the bullshit started this morning. I was able to get around this body of water by finding a route through the forest. (And yes, this is a forest, not just "woods.") But over the next hour or so, I had to find my way across/around 14 more of these things. As you can see by the fallen trees spanning the road in two different places, no one uses this road. That's why I wanted to make sure people knew where I was. I can't even tell you how many ways I could have gotten hurt back there, especially in my gimpy condition. Honestly, I don't even know how I made it beyond the first ten miles out of Portland, and I certainly don't know how my legs manage to transport me and my gear over ten miles every day, with my mileage increasing every day (13 miles yesterday).

1 comment:

ER said...

Holy shit, that muddy road-lake is insane! Is there a way to make Google give you a route that doesn't include such rural roads?

When you get to Connecticut, I can give you route advice if you want, since I spent 36 of my 39 years of life there (and being such a small state, I know most of the major roads).