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August 17th 2012
Published: August 17th 2012
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Rain, Rain go away and DO NOT come back another day. This last week out was a wet rained alot. We were walking in shin-high water on our way into Stratton. Maine is filled with bogs and beautiful lakes. The lakes are so natural and untouched...unlike the lakes that I am used to, filled with motorized boats and jet skis. we hiked over sugerloaf and saddleback mtns which are both ski resorts in maine. this year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the AT. the last section that was completed was over sugarloaf mtn. at the top they had AT celebration pins and a special register for hikers to leave reflection thoughts regarding their hike. it was pouring rain so we had to keep our entry short and sweet. tomorrow we take off towards caratunk the days are going fast, tomorrows campsite promises sunset and sunrise views, that promise helps the 8 miles and 4,OOO ft ascent we have ahead of us tomorrow. last weeks stats. Mtns climbed =8. numbers of day swims in beautiful lakes and steams=3. Number of leaches found on stephens feet= 5. socks lost on trail=2. repairs made to overstressed equipment= 4. tent pole repair, (thanks rosemary for sending the repair kit) had to glue my hiking shoes back together, and had to sew stephens pants and underwear....dont ask!


17th August 2012

Miss you!
Soooo glad to hear you are having a great time! We miss you tons! Love reading up on your blogs!
18th August 2012

OMG leaches--and I thought the bears were scary! You guys are such brave souls! Love reading about your adventures.
20th August 2012

We love reading about your adventures
Stephen, seems like you and Natasha are having quite an adventure. Also it appears you two are having a blast. Not many horizontal miles but a lot of vertical miles. Please keep posting, very good reading. All our friends love reading about your trip. Stay safe and we miss you and hopefully one day we will meet Natasha....Love ya Dad and Diane
20th August 2012

Monson General Store
If Tim did not sell the General Store, stop there first and ask if you can do work for stay in the apartment over the store.... very nice and private . Tell him Dagwood says hey. The work for stay will be minimal... maybe even go out and work on his little farm ... actually fun. Hope the rains decrease so the creeks aren't so full and swift... you've got some fun little fords coming up. Enjoy... and as the band KISS would say... "Lick it up !". Dagwood

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