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Travel Blogs from Millinocket
... to get up, changed, pack up the tents...all before breakfast! This was a particular challenge because, as the mountain is in Baxter State Park the rangers had put in place a number if restrictions, such as we couldn't pitch tents on grass (which might damage the ecosystem), so we had a hard gravel floor (no carry mats...we forgot those :-p). We then loaded up the van from our humble but homely camp site (complete ...
... a forbidden ride down the infamous Golden Road.. a 90 mi private stretch owned by the Great Northern Paper Company..it all felt very ominous & i kept a watchful eye for log-laden trucks and brawny lumberjack..
... following day in order to let our bodies rejuvenate. We stayed with a large group of northbound thru hikers who were gathering in Monson to complete the 100 mile wilderness and summit Katahdin together. Northbounders can be easily identified by their long unkept beards, holes in their clothes, and constant smile for being near the finish line. Most were very kind to us rookie southbounders, and took the time to give us advice, intel, and funny stories from their ...
... cut thumb), Hopper (because he looks like Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider), and Toosh (because of his chafing at the start of the trip). They are 22-23, recent OSU graduates, and two of them are Eagle scouts. We all got along pretty well, and were all hoping to make it to the town of Monson, Maine for the 4th of July to celebrate the end of the 100 mile wilderness with burgers, beers, and fireworks. I'll speak more of our time together in the next blog ...
... not underestimate this section." Since it was pouring, I hiked as fast as I could. I crossed dozens of bog bridges, which slowed my pace because the wooden balance beams were very slippery with deep swamps on all sides. After 3.5 miles into the section I made it to a shelter, where I stayed for the night with two southbounders and a northbounder near the completion of his hike. He was young and quite sick of the woods, and ...
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