Monthly Archives: September 2008

Day 5, AT, Sept. 16

Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to to Shaw’s , Monson 8 miles I walked back into the “shower world” this morning. Before I said my good-byes to Cloudwalker and Xenon, I took the time to clean up all the trash left around the … Continue reading

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Day 4 AT , Sept. 15

Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to to Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to 14 miles It was a warm, humid, noisy, windy, and rainy last night. Rain was peppering the aluminum roof all night long, shaken by the wind off the rapidly changing leaves above. … Continue reading

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AT, Day 3, Sept. 14, 2008

Day 3, Sept. 14. Caratunk, ( Route 201) to Bald Mountain Brook lean-to. 15 miles Karen dropped off Auntie Mame, Certain and me at 8:30 this morning.  Mame put us  to our paces as she wasted no time in fast … Continue reading

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Day 2, AT Sept 13, 2008

West Carry Pond to Caratunk, 14 miles “Every step a forward step”. “ Nope, we don’t do any AARP or any other discounts.  It’s $75 for 2 , we’re now the only place in town, and we think it is … Continue reading

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Back on the AT in September, day 1

9/12/08 Long Falls Dam Road to West Carry Pond lean-to 3.5 miles It’s 5:11 PM and I’m alone in this lean-to, drying out after just spending a mere 1.25 hours back on the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Right now I’m … Continue reading

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Maine’s Fall Foliage Show Expected to be Magnificent

AUGUSTA, Maine Maine’s fall foliage season began today with the first foliage report from the state Department of Conservation.  Officials are forecasting a colorful season based on the current health of Maine’s forest. “With a few localized exceptions, the forest … Continue reading

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Bigelow Range, Final day

I woke up with much anticipation for today’s hike.  The morning was clear, which was a total plus for me.  I have exited various tents enough rainy mornings to deeply appreciate today’s dry conditions. Little things can matter in a … Continue reading

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Bigelow Range, day 2

“We’re pathetic!” stated Auntie Mame after she calculated that we covered a whopping 5.7 miles on the AT today. “Pathetic, well maybe , but definitely beat, ” I replied. It was just another day on the rocky, rugged, rooty, and … Continue reading

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Bigelow Range, day 1

Sept. 1. The Call of the Trail comes my way again. This time, I was packed and ready for two whole days before Marcia ( trail name = Auntie Mame) and I headed up toward Kingfield/Stratton to spend three days … Continue reading

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