I am leaving for 4 days of hiking and backcountry camping in Baxter State Park. I am really excited, Baxter Park is one of the most awesome places in the world. I usually spend a lot of time there in the winter (3 times this past winter: Trip 1, Trip 2, Trip 3). This is my first summer/fall trip in a long while.
|Chimney Pond, at the base of Katahdin|
I get to hang out with one of my good friends from Forestry grad school, Erin. She works for the US Forest Service in New Hampshire and is awesome, I can’t wait to see her. Also, she planned all the food and that is good, because I like to eat.
I am meeting Erin tonight after work and then we are driving to the park from there. We have a campsite at a park campground Roaring Brook, which is the only campsite that we will be driving to. The rest of the trip we are carrying everything we need (food, sleeping bags, food, tent, stove, fuel, water, you name it) on our backs to remote campsites.
We are figuring on about 30-35 miles of hiking over the next 4 days. This is going to be awesome, I really need to get away from the hustle and bustle of Caratunk (you saw what rush hour was like around here!)
A few more things before I sign off for a few days…
I wanted to thank Luke, Christy, and Anne Marie for your tags and awards – I will be putting them together for a scheduled Sunday post while I am at Baxter – my first scheduled post, we will see if it works!
|Mmmmm…bone!!…and 70’s shag rug. Can’t wait to rip that baby out!|
I will report to you all when I get back!