Friday, July 8, 2016

 Bill and I went on a camping trip over the July 4 weekend. We stayed at a campsite on the Katahdin Iron Works Road on the Pleasant River.

We hiked part of the Appalachian Trail in the Gulf Hagas area. We hiked to Screw Auger Falls, which is a series of waterfalls. Lots of happy hikers on the trail. We met two young women who are Southbounders...hiking the AT from Katahdin to Georgia. I just finished reading Grandma Gatewood's Walk which is about Emma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the AT. She hiked the trail in 1955. Remarkable woman and an inspiring story.

Our campsite on the Pleasant River. 

 On the way home we traveled west on the KI road to Greenville. Plenty of clearcutting done by Plum Creek. Stopped at the Hedgehog Checkpoint to hand in our camping slip and spoke with a friendly ranger who had a lovely soft Scottish brogue.

The sign above is in Monson at the head of the 100 mile Wilderness trail.

Here's the start of the trail.

Taking a lunch break on the way home. Corinna boatlaunch

So pretty and very peaceful.

Water gushed through this dam.

Working on socks for dear daughter.  Bought yarn on my trip to see her last March.

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