Standing Bear Hostel
After hiking a nice distance and being incredibly hot, we came to what is known as the Standing Bear Hostel. Curtis is the caretaker and he gave us the grand tour of the privy, shower house (hot water upon request and a donation), the bunkhouse, kitchen and the general store. At the store you can buy everything from a single roll of toilet paper to chapstick to beverages to $10 DiGiorno’s pizza. The pizza was so worth that $10! So yummy. We were able to cook the food we bought in the kitchen instead of using our stoves. We loaded up on electrolyte rich drinks and the amazing pizza. Did I mention I liked the pizza?
The bunk space was nice with plastic mattresses and pillows. I felt like I was at camp. We had a Bible Study with Buz, Steve and Greg. These guys blessed Reaper and I by inviting us to Bible Study and encouring us in our faith. We are so glad that we met them. Greg even gave Reaper his challenge coin from the army. This is a huge deal. Reaper is to carry this coin to Katahdin. Amazing.