Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monson, ME

Arrived in Monson, ME today around noon.  The town is on Lake Hebron. Staying at the Lakeshore House Lodging & Pub.  A bunk costs $25.  I had a great cheesesteak sandwich for lunch at their pub, got cleaned up and went to do my laundry.  Jan had mailed 2 packages here so I went through all of that to see if I needed to buy anything else for the 100 Mile Wilderness.  I think I'll need 7 or 8 days of food.

There are 114 more miles to Katahdin.  So you can see that once I'm out of the wilderness I will be almost there.  Elevation here is 1,215 feet.  It looks like there aren't too many real hard climbs from here on out....until Katahdin (elevation 5,268 feet). 

Around mile 47-48 is Pemadumcook Lake.  If you sound the airhorn, a ferry will come and shuttle you to a camp where the owners offer bunks, showers, meals, and "Linda's famous one-pound burger." By then, I might be ready for a big burger after eating Ramen noodles, Spam and lots of other hiker specialties for 5 or 6 days.

Feeling real good, losing some weight but no real issues right now.  Headed out in the morning after a delicious AYCE breakfast at Shaw's for $8.  I had to call and make a reservation for it so it must be really good.

 "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungy enough to eat six."
-Yogi Berra

1 comment:

  1. Lakeshore House Lodging & Pub should open a few more places along the trail. It sounds like you have your strength and ready for the challenge of The 100 Mile Wilderness. We are so proud of how well you have done.