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Jul 18, 2018 - AT Hike Days 147 - 153. Gorham MA to Rangley ME 77.9 miles

7/12. Gentian Pond Shelter 1904.4 11.8 7/13. Stealth S of mahoosuc notch 1915.6 11.5 7/14. Baldpate Shelter 1926. 10.4 7/15. Hall’s Mtn Shelter 1940 14.0 7/16. Bemis Mtn Shelter 1952.8 12.8 7/17. Little swift river. 1965.7. 12.9 7/18. Rangley Maine 1970.5 4.8 We spent a zero in Gorham and had a good time; I took a $2 public bus a few miles to resupply but didn’t want to wait an hour for it to make its rounds and come pick me back up so I started walking with my grocery bags. Within minutes a car stopped and offered me a ride back to the...

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Jul 28, 2015 - Rangeley lake state park

We crossed Dixville Notch in NH and headed to Maine. We got on 16 north to Rangeley to find the state park on the lake. You can only go about 40-50 mph as the roads are bumpy! We found the state park but they only have about 8 sites on the water and the rest in the woods. So we are in the woods!

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Oct 2, 2014 - Scenic Drive in Western Maine

The colors are peaking in northern Maine so we decided that today would be a great day to take a scenic drive to the Rangeley Lake area. We started out on Maine Route 26 and headed to Grafton Notch State Park. The foliage was at peak today with vivid reds, oranges and yellows. At Errol, New Hampshire we turned onto Highway 16 and came back into Maine and headed to the Rangeley Lake area.followed it to Errol, New Hampshire. We traveled Routes 4 and 17 as they wrap around Rangeley Lake. What a glorious day!

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Aug 25, 2011 - Rangeley

We arrived in Rangeley on August 25 and stayed until August 31. We stayed at Lyons Lakeside Cottages which was a perfect location. The cottage was well stocked and comfortable (with cable and WIFI). We drove down Cottage Ave. and stopped view the new cottage where our Grandmother's cottage used to be (sorry, no photos). Where the golf course used to be and all along Cottage Ave. were cottages (condos) and a large recreation facility called Rangeley Lake Resort. We believe they had lake access beyond the old cottage. Dave said the cottage we...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Moose Hunting - Rangeley, Maine

(4,318) UPDATE: Moose hunting to the north of Brunswick NAS. Road trip up north to Rangeley Lake area in search for moose. No luck after searching all day and driving 350 miles. We did see lots of beautifull scenery and such but no moose. Chris was not happy again. We will next head down to Newport, Rhode Island, to visit Martha's Vinyard. As usual we will stay at the New Port Naval Station at the Navy Lodge. Will update the Journal with our visit there. In Dad's memory..........the adventure continues. Later Alligators, Archie and Chris...

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Jun 23, 2009 - Fathers Day

Father’s Day weekend – June 19, 20 & 21 – What a fabulous weekend we had. Susan & Lyna surprised John for Father’s Day and flew up for the weekend. Now I’ve know for about 10 days before hand and it was quite a job for me not to blow it and let the cat out of the bag. I arranged for us to have the weekend off and when the work schedule came out John noticed that we weren’t working. I just told him it was as much a surprise to me as it was to him. I told him I had no clue as to why we were lucky enough to get a weekend off but I wasn’t going...

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Jun 18, 2009 - We're Still Alive

June 18, 2009 It has been a bit since our last report, that is because we have had a rainy spell and haven’t done much other than hang out at the unit. Last week I worked only 10 hours over 3 days because of the rain. Since Jean gets to work inside, she worked 4 days so this weeks deposit may actually make it to $100. We are finding that working so few hours and half of those hours going to our site rental, we have had to make some adjustments to what we can do on our days off. This week was looking up weather wise, Tuesday we had off and...

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Jun 5, 2009 - Hiking and Shopping

Weeks Exploring Our first exploring was to have been to Willowbrook, a restored village in Newfield, a collection of 30 historic buildings. The brochure said open Memorial Day through September; however that must have meant weekends since there was no sign of life when we arrived. Our fall back was a hike up Mount Cutler. The difficulty rating was 2 on a scale of 1-10 so we where thinking a nice easy walk. What we experienced was a rather difficult climb over a mostly rock trail. We also were reintroduced to the Maine bird “mosquito” and I...

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May 31, 2009 - Portland Sight-Seeing

Portland Sight-Seeing We have been blessed with rain and cold for most of the past week. As a result, we only ventured out one day and stayed close to camp. You can see from the pictures it was on the chilly side. Temps have been in the 50’s during the day and 30’s at night. Portland has a lot to offer and we still have much to see just in this area. We enjoy lighthouses so concentrated our day on seeing two additional lights. Fort Preble is in South Portland and near a ship building works which during WWII build the Liberty Ships. If I...

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May 23, 2009 - Rangeley, Maine

Navigation Challenge I just learned a valuable lesson, save your work frequently. I spent about the last hour writing a particularly good summery of Thursday’s adventure, only to get a message that I had been timed out and lost my journalistic work of art. This may therefore be a shortened version. We planned a trip to Rangeley, Maine and a 1.7 mile hike to a lake overlook. The Dow’s had given us a Maine atlas which broke down Maine into small highly detailed sections, with major, minor and trail type roads. To make sure, we also put...

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Sep 30, 2008 - Week of the Moose

It’s been a slow week here at Stony Brook. I spent more than a few hours working wood – splitting and stacking. The wood shed is now full – it is 14’ by 12’ and the wood is nearly six’ high – about 7 cords. In addition, there is more than a cord of small splits of red oak and white ash to be used for the owner’s kitchen stove. And, he just bought an additional 8 cords of logs…but he’ll have to do that himself. Wednesday, we went with our owners for a moose hunting road trip; we covered nearly 100 miles but failed to see one. However, we did...

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Sep 20, 2008 - Sugarloaf Ski Resort, Maine

“Willie, I don’t have to work tonight so let’s take a picnic to Sugarloaf Ski Resort and then enjoy the scenic drive back to Madison via Saddleback Mountain.” What a tolerant trooper my husband is. Oh, the lovely views we enjoyed! The autumn colors are just now starting to paint their way across the landscape and the weather was absolutely pristine and crisp today. Although the colors are not at peak yet we found the drive to be perfectly beautiful. My only frustration is that I can’t seem to capture the magnificence of these panoramas in...

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