A few hours later we finally make it to the top of Big Bald. One of the thru hikers that we had met earlier in the day was already there resting his feet. His name was "Mumbles" and he was from Kentucky. He was probably carrying a 35 lb. pack and still managed to beat us to Big Bald. He was an incredibly fast hiker and he definitely had his "hiker legs" developed. It also didn't hurt that he was only 27 years old. I have no doubt he will finish his thru hiker journey this year.
The view from top didn't disappoint. It was worthy of the climb and it would have been easy to rest here for a long while, but the day was getting short we didn't want to run out of daylight. We both did our best to soak it all in and then moved on.