Aug 3. 2016
beyond katahdin Ironworks road to carl a newman lean-to (tenting)
|Miles from Springer||Features||Elevation|
|2104.5||Katahdin Iron Works Road (750') ||750|
|2105||West Branch Pleasant River (680')?ford ||680|
|2105.2||Trail to Pugwash Pond, Pleasant River Campsites, Hay Brook Parking Area (680') ||680|
|2105.3||The Hermitage (695') ||695|
|2106.3||Gulf Hagas Trail (950') ||950|
|2107||Gulf Hagas Cut-off Trail (1,050') ||1050|
|2110.5||Gulf Hagas Brook, Carl A. Newhall Lean-to (1,860') ?9.9mS; 7.2mN ||1860|
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.
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.
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?
wtf more sprinkles?
now it is raining and the temperature is dropping noticeably.
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.
rain stopped...hopefully for good.