Woke at 5:15, to find it even cooler than when I groped for my warm hat in the night. After apple oatmeal and coffee, the sun gradually warmed the air, as ravens croaked and flying loons called, perhaps also feeling the welcoming spirit of this place and time. My soul longed to rest a while and so I did, eventually departing mid-morning.
PADDLER’S NOTE: Gord, whose store is located at the end of the Upper Ammonoosuc River, and Cedar Pond Campground, along the portage route to the Androscoggin River, come highly recommended. Gord found me a place to charge my phone while I ate one of his FRESH roast beef sandwiches. And Cedar Pond’s tenting area is perfectly set up. I especially enjoyed the phone charging station and nice hot shower with a drawing of how to work the “pointer” to get hot water. Am I the only one who has trouble figuring out how to operate a new shower?
TOTAL MILES: 386.1
TOTAL MILES: 9.8