Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fall into Maine’s Colors

The Camden Hills are going to be at their peak in the next three weeks. Right now, it is still very low color saturation. Do you know about Maine’s Official Fall Foliage Website ?    It provides detailed reports of the … Continue reading

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Bigelow Range- 2011 Version

Woke up to a layer of ice this morning on the Caravan windshield outside our room at the Stratton Motel, where our the warm room had two double beds, a hot water bathtub,  fridge, microwave, and even better, no management … Continue reading

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Walter Bonatti

Exploits, Now Not So Daring By DAVID ROBERTS Published: September 15, 2011 Adventure used to mean that if you got into trouble you had to get yourself out. Modern technology now offers a big assist.

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Thoughts After The Long Trail

“Here I am, safely returned over those peaks for a journey far more beautiful and strange than anything I had hoped for or imagined. How is it that this safe return brings such regret?”- Peter Mathessien I had a big … Continue reading

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Day 27- Last Day on the Long Trail

Shooting Star shelter to Canada border 4.4 miles “Like most amazing things, Its easy to miss, And easy to mistake.” I’ve Had It– by Aimee Mann This is the last day in the past month when I’d wake up, stuff … Continue reading

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Day 26 Long Trail

Hazen’s Notch Camp to Shooting Star shelters 13 miles Today, the actual backpacking was more difficult than both the topographic map and the elevation profile would indicate. No new news here. Up and over Buchanan ( 2940’), Domey’s Dome (2880’), … Continue reading

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Day 25 Long Trail

Spruce Ledge to Hazen’s Notch Camp shelters 15 miles This morning the footpath on the trail looks as if a shredder/chipper was dragged through the woods to eat up all the green leaves in the area and throw them down … Continue reading

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Day 24 Long Trail

Aug. 30th Codding Hollow to Spruce Ledge Shelters 11.5 miles “Living easy, living free Season ticket on a one-way ride Asking nothing, leave me be Taking everything in my stride Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme Ain’t nothing I would … Continue reading

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