Appalachian Trail Day 139
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. Knatty’s 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. Let’s hope he doesn’t 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.
Get out there!