[at-l] re-supply Rangeley area
AThiker at smithville.net
Mon May 17 09:54:07 CDT 2010
Adrian Borner wrote:
> I am planning for August to do a section hike through Maine. Since
> things have changed a bit since my through-hike in 2001 I would
> appreciate to get some advice.
> Starting point will be Gorham. Then my brother-in-law will join me for
> the Grafton Loop Trail, so I can use him as my first mail drop. Later
> he will join me again for the 100 Mile Wilderness in Monson.
> For the section Route 26 to Monson I will need to re-supply in the
> Rangeley area and a bit in Caratunk. Most likely I will hit the
> Rangley area on a weekend, so a post office mail-drop may not work and
> I do not feel tlike hanging around an extra day this time.
> How difficult is it to get a lift into Rangeley on Rt 17 or Rt 4?
> Where can I send a mail-drop besides the PO? Any other suggestions
> where to re-supply?
> In Caratunk is there only the PO or what other facilities are there?
Hitching in Maine has never been a problem for me (though, I DO have
great legs). And, getting to Rangeley has never been difficult. I think
Gull Pond Lodge is still there and was a good stop back in '01.
Oquossoc is right there and just as easy to get to as well. I think both
Rangeley and Oquossoc are good for long-term resupply. Caratunk has some
stuff going on (groceries, camping, hostels and the like) within a
couple of miles of the AT. I'm not sure what is actually IN 'town' there
now, though. (There's a really good pizza to be had at the Red Onion in
Rangeley, by the way) (How often is pizza bad? )
Felix J. McGillicuddy
ALT '03 KT '03
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