AT 2001 – Day 139 – Rangeley – Poplar Ridge Lean-to

Day 139, 07-16-01

Rangeley – Poplar Ridge Lean-to

10.7 miles, AT  – 1958.8

Day of Rain 33

I woke up to a noisy room.  Burn was all fired up and talking very loud.  I had real milk and Frosted Flakes.  Oh, we had OJ and donuts too.  Getting out of town was another project.  Knattys friends drove us out to the trailhead.

I passed a lot of people on the way out of the woods.  Again it rained on me.  I was able to get some views on Saddleback before the clouds moved in.  The hiking was great.  I was above tree line and the plant life was amazing.  Being above tree line is like another world.  I walked above tree line for a while then it was down to camp.  There is over 30 people at the shelter.  I luckily got into the shelter.

Speedy, Crash and Burn are not here.  I think they stayed at the next shelter back.  We have a mouse running around.  Lets hope he doesnt get into anyones food.

Scatman 2011-This whole section of the trail is confusing me 10 years later.  So many names to remember.  I feel like a need a data book to look at so I can keep it all straight.  A data book contains distances, water and shelter locations and more.  It doesn’t help I have little to know pictures since I broke my camera.  I do get my dads cameral at some point but the lack of photos to prod my mind makes it tough.  I keep getting ahead of where we’re really at in the journal in my head.  Hopefully you’re all enjoying it all the same.

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Scatman

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1 Comment

  1. Capt. Knatty says:

    Also fun to read your AT RETROspec Scatman. I remember little from most of Maine- I was home. I had stopped writing tothe General, taking photos and made little phone calls (unless it was to the Secretary)
    Love that it’s coming to an end!!! Stay safe brother