I stopped along the trail to send a quick message. The wilderness has lived up to its reputation. The first day I hiked strongly and camped at a shelter after hiking 17 miles including several summits. The next day the rains came upon me as the trail turned to a river. Fording the many brooks was easier than walking up a torrent of water to get to the shelter only 11 miles away. A tough 11 miles, one of if not the toughest day on the entire trail. It was satisfying to climb the last mountains before Katahdin. If the day was clear I could have seen the terminus but all I saw was fog. To make matters worse my I Pad died likely due to moisture in the protection bag. After stopping at the shelter the sun came out and it looked like a beautiful evening. Last night, the clouds opened up and a deluge ensued. Never have I seen so much rain and never was I so glad to be in a shelter. The lightning and thunder were close as the rain intensified. Today the weather and trail cooperated and I was able to clip off 16 miles before 230. I decided to pull up short to regroup at a campground thus getting out this message. Because my tablet is now disabled my posts may limited.