Day 151 ME 4 to Lone Mtn Tentsite (16.5 miles) 1985.9 miles total
I really love hitchhiking. I’ve met the nicest people and had great conversations (which you need out here now and then). Today Marge and Don, a retired couple who live on Moosawhatever Lake, picked me up in Rangeley and drove me 9 miles to trail.
They used to do a lot of hiking in this area. Knew where I’d been through the Whites and a lot of Maine. Marge knew Mitzpah Spring Hut and many other Huts that I stopped in through the Whites.
Looking back at Rangeley Lake.
Some pretty good climbing today. Started morning at 1800′ and headed to 4120′ in less than 6 miles.
Up ahead is top of Stone Mtn, I think. There were a lot of false summits. You think you’re there but…no!
Above tree line they will paint white blazes on rocks or use these cairns to mark trail. I try not to leave one without being able to see next or something ahead. Believe it or not, you could get temporarily disoriented up here.
From Stone Mtn to The Horn. Down about 500′ and right back up to 4021′.
Over The Horn, down about 1000′, and back up to Saddleback Junior.
That was the first 5 hours (9.3 miles) of my day. How was yours?
Rest of day was down into valley and then up to Lone Mountain (3260′).
Terrain is still tough but very hikable.