Another Nor’easter predicted for tomorrow, I’m not sure who may join me on my birthday hike and sleepover the next day–> Thursday, March 27.
No work on my birthday, the seventh anniversary of the first day of my 2007 thru- hike of the Appalachian Trail (2007). Marcia usually makes be a great breakfast. This was the spread last year!
I don’t work on my birthday. At least one day of my life should be scheduled to be free of responsibilities to the economic machine!
I have rented the Ski Shelter in the Camden Hills State park for Thursday night. There’s six bunks in there. Friends are welcome to stop by and even snag some bedroll space if they want, free.
I walk from my house across town, my own march to the sea. It’s a 7 or 8 mile hike, depending on the route.
There will be plenty of snow when I start out on the abandoned Proctor Road. I wind my way down through Lincolnville Center, mostly a downhill. Then the climb starts up the Thurlow Road, and onto the abandoned section that crosses Youngtown Road, where it dumps me onto a snowmobile trail that heads up the back side of Cameron Mtn. I may turn left at the base of Cameron Mountain and link to the Multipurpose trail.
Two of my friends, Karl Gottshalk and Pat Hurley, came by last year after 4 PM to spend the night in the shelter with me. Pat and I grilled up steaks out in one of the grill stations, and then we ate cake, provided by Karl !