Day 27: Upper Ammonoosuc campsite to Cedar Pond Campground (9.8 miles)

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.

 

This was the view mile after mile, slow paddling through a blue and gold and green world. I think i saw a coyote this morning and will confirm by checking my photos of its tracks.
  
Even an uncovered railroad bridge makes a valuable motivational landmark after hours of paddling – one and a half miles to go.
  
Many of those following my adventure may want to consider joining the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and supporting all of their essential work (like the Cordwell campsite steps and privy). Although I didn’t stay here, I appreciated all of the hard work of trail maintainers such as “Excelsior.”

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