Day #45

July 31, 2016
Monson, ME to Wilson Valley Lean-to (tenting)
Milage 10.4



Miles from SpringerFeaturesElevation
2074.6Maine 15 (1,215') Monson, Maine 04464 Greenville, Maine 1215
2074.7Goodell Brook, Spectacle Pond Outlet (1,163') 1163
2075.8Bell Pond (1,278') 1278
2076.5Lily Pond (1,130') 1130
2077.6Leeman Brook Lean-to (1,060')?12mS; 7.4mN 1060
2078.4North Pond (1,000')?outlet 1000
2078.8North Pond Tote Road (1,100') 1100
2080.1Rim of Bear Pond Ledges (1,200') 1200
2080.9James Brook (950') 950
2081.1Gravel Haul Road (1000') 1000
2081.2Little Wilson Falls (850')?60 ft. high 850
2081.4Little Wilson Stream (750')?ford 750
2081.8Gravel Road (900')?follow for 100 yds. 900
2083.7Big Wilson Tote Road (620') 620
2083.8Thompson Brook (620') 620
2084.3Big Wilson Stream (600')?ford 600
2084.6Montreal, Maine & Atlantic RR Tracks (850') 850
2085Wilson Valley Lean-to (1,000')?7.4mS; 4.7mN 1000

7:45pm
woke up at Shaws and had breakfast and then fooled around with the new pack for a bit. Poet talked me into leaving the old pack so he could give it to a down and out hiker if needed...sounded like a good idea, but I had to give the pack a proper sendoff with a swift kick (see pics).

then the shuttle to ME 15 and the 100 mile wilderness. the hike had multiple ponds, a river ford, a river crossing (rockhop) and a waterfall, were I had a lunch and fell asleep for a bit then, coming down from the falls, the AT goes to a camp site by the river from the falls, a white blazed trail goes back to the parking lot cut off, so the first time I did a loop, not knowing the AT went across the stream.

lot of pointless ups and downs today. did get views at bear pond ledge though (think I saw the chairbacks I will do tomarrow).

water source here is brearly moving, but is clear, but the dry conditions are a concern (sobos said a lot of watet sources are dry and I beleive them). tired. i think the new pack helped, but knees and back still hurt a bit from the stress of carying all the food for 7+ days. took some vitimin I to help me sleep...goodnight.



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Day #46

Aug 1, 2016
Wilson Valley Lean-to to cloud pond lean-to (tenting)
Milage 8.7





Miles from SpringerFeaturesElevation
2085Wilson Valley Lean-to (1,000')?7.4mS; 4.7mN 1000
2085.6Old Winter Logging Road (1,190') 1190
2088.2Wilber Brook (660') 660
2088.3Vaughn Stream (670')?top of 20 ft. waterfall 670
2088.8Bodfish Farm?Long Pond Tote Road (650') 650
2088.9Long Pond Stream (620')?ford 620
2089.6Side Trail to Slugundy Gorge and Falls (870') 870
2089.7Long Pond Lean-to (930')?4.7mS; 4.4mN 930
2092.8Barren Mountain (2,670')?abandoned firetower 2670
2093.7Cloud Pond Lean-to (2,420')?4.4mS; 7.3mN 2420


7:45pm
tenting for the second day in a row. hike here a little harder than I expected, especially barren mountain. crowded here, but all section hikers, including a large group of french canadians, who just now, quieted down. buetiful pond here and my tent is within yards of the shore. also today I saw two snakes, a rabbit and a patridge. could have hiked further, but decided to save my knees and back for tonarrow and the chairbacks.

note: under 100 miles left!

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Day #47

Aug 2, 2016
cloud pond lean-to just beyond katahdin Ironworks road (tenting)
Milage ~10.7 (reroute)



Miles from SpringerFeaturesElevation
2095.8Fourth Mountain (2,383') 2383
2098.3Third Mountain, Monument Cliff (2,061') 2061
2098.9West Chairback Pond Side Trail (1,770') 1770
2100.2Columbus Mountain (2,325')?open ledge 2325
2100.6Chairback Gap Lean-to (2,000')?7.3mS; 9.9mN 2000
2101.1Chairback Mountain (2,219') 2219
2101.5Semi-open Ledges (2,000')?views 2000
2103.3East Chairback Pond Side Trail (1,630') 1630
2103.8Small stream and spring (1,250') 1250
2104.5Katahdin Iron Works Road (750') 750


7:50pm
today was the Chairbacks and it was a hard day with lots of ups and downs. also water was scarce. coming down Chairback Mnt was as advertised, steep bolder feild. decided to camp at the first site I saw after the road crossing to avoid the noise from yesterday. four older hikers asked it they could join me and I said "olny if your quiet" and they said they were so they are camped here as well. Had good conversation over dinner and now everyone is in there tents getting settled in for the night.

Knees and back still giving me some issues on downhills. the back issues are more related to me not being use to the new pack, adjusting it often seems to be helping, but i keep forgeting to tighten the straps after ups/downs since I wasnt able to do it on the osprey pack. knees are just old, but vitimin I and a few longer breaks helped today.

tomarrow I get my first view of Katahdin off of white cap mnt....cant wait!

two notes:

100 wildernes....ha. the road I am camped by has had over a dozen cars on it. I have seen more people here than on some of the other sections of the AT (mostly section hikers and some day hikers)

I have gone over 400 miles on this hike.



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Day #48

Aug 3. 2016
beyond katahdin Ironworks road to carl a newman lean-to (tenting)
Milage 6.1



Miles from SpringerFeaturesElevation
2104.5Katahdin Iron Works Road (750') 750
2105West Branch Pleasant River (680')?ford 680
2105.2Trail to Pugwash Pond, Pleasant River Campsites, Hay Brook Parking Area (680') 680
2105.3The Hermitage (695') 695
2106.3Gulf Hagas Trail (950') 950
2107Gulf Hagas Cut-off Trail (1,050') 1050
2110.5Gulf Hagas Brook, Carl A. Newhall Lean-to (1,860') ?9.9mS; 7.2mN 1860


4:15pm
dont know what hapened, but got to the shelter for lunch and lost all motivation to hike on. slept and ate well yesterday, just didnt want to hike on. I was just getting myself motivated to try to get to the campsite 1.8 miles down the trail, but then that french canadian group pulled in and said that was their destination (and that the spring might be dry) and that did me in....so here I am. Did take a nice camp shower, which felt great, and washed my hiking cloths, airing out my sleeping bag, made zipper pulls for my backpack camera pouches out of some parachute cord I found at the ford at West Branch Pleasant River in the morning. hope to adjust the backpack stays a bit latter on. I think it will help my back a bit....right now I have to keep the hip and shoulder straps extreamly tight to keep my back happy.

4:50
wtf, it is sunny out, i see no clouds but it is drizzing. got my sleeping just in case it really starts raining. just cant see the cloud(s) causing the rain.

5:15
sprinkle stopped as mysteriously as it begain, never saw a cloud. thinking about my lack of motivation.....maybe I am just not ready to see Katahdin yet? 5:18
wtf more sprinkles? 5:30
now it is raining and the temperature is dropping noticeably. 6:35
had a cold dinner of summer sausage, ritz crackers and a brownie between rain showers. now i do see the rain clouds moving in overhead.

7:00
rain stopped...hopefully for good.

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Day #49

Aug 4. 2016
carl a newman lean-to to east branch lean-to (tenting)
Milage 10.8