Tuesday: For the most part, I was able to relax today. I started to unpack all of my gear, and I realized for the first time, just how bad everything smelled. I could not smell it when I was on the trail, but after my nose adjusted to an environment where most everyone takes a shower once a day, the smell was quite obvious.
Max and I got up at 4:55 am to a star-filled sky at the base of Mt. Katahdin. Mom and Dad were going to pick us up at 5:15 am to head to Boston. So Max and I packed up our tent and sleeping bags as quick as we could. We were right on time to our meeting point and they were early. We headed out of Baxter State Park, which was about an hour drive as the road was a single lane gravel track.