Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

That fateful day.

Is this the end for our Dent Burntrap? Stay tuned for further details...

Monday, August 13, 2007

off to the wilderness

of 100 miles which is actually like 120 miles and its not really a wilderness. Basically all the 100 mile wilderness means is that I have to carry more food and I don't get cell phone reception. Bummer. Oh well, its time to go paddle boating!

-Dent Burntrap

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Dregs...

So I'm sitting in caratunk, me at northernoutdoors resort and campground. A wretched wretched place. Right now there are over 200 guests here with a large percentage of them being under the age of 9. Fat little kids running around with their fat parents who come here to feel like they are getting an outdoor experience. And of course this experience is mostly focused around the in house bar they have here while these little rolly pollies tumble around. whoop! there one goes now mumbling how she wants to use the computer mwaahahaha! uh oh here comes her mom. "Is there a time limit on this?" this lady asks of me. I type this, then say, "Hmmmm..." She now walks away in a huff. Oh now she's at the front desk asking the same question.... Ha!burned. She loses. And so does her cute little bouncy ball. Man this place is awful.

Anyways, no news. Just walking. Oh I blasted out over 20 miles yesterday but I still missed the ferry across the kennebec so I forded it.... Just kiddin ma. I camped and caught a ride across this morning. I was attacked by the the stinking mice that were everywhere last night. little beasties. hate 'em. They seem to love me though. oh well. I'm out.

-Dent Burntrap

Sunday, August 05, 2007

stratton inn?

What's the deal with this place? So I'm in the middle of nowhere. Stratton, Me. And what do you know? A hotel that has a hotel for 15 bucks Free long distance and a laptop with a decent wireless broadband connection. I was stoked cause I thought I'd be able to put up some pics but alas nope. For this computer is running windows ME and it doesn't like my camera. What can you do eh?

So some updates...

Well, God decided to have a jokes on Dent day the other day. First, a bull moose decided that it'd be a good idea to challenge me to a duel over a hot cow moose. He lost of course (pics to come + audio commentary by me). Then Out of nowhere while I was on top of a ridge line and above the tree line just below saddleback mtn., a storm popped up and dropped nickel sized hail on me while I had to hunker down and shield myself with my pack. While I was doing that, lightening struck the trail about 200 yds or so ahead of me. After all that let up I flew over that ridge, called the family to ease their minds then blasted to the lean-to. Well, shortly thereafter here comes another line of storms and another and another all night long. These storms were blasting us (6 in the shelter) with quarter sized hail and throwing lightening everywhere. We literally could hear the tree chunks and shrapnel blast and we could smell the smoke from the smoldering trunks. trees were exploding. Well we all knew the strikes were really close but we didn't get the full picture till we woke up the next morning. In front of the shelter about 30 ft was a tree that was no longer standing. and chunks of it were lying everywhere on the ground in front of us. This tree just 30 feet in front of us had been utterly destroyed. a huge charred burn ran down the trunk of what remained, the rest of the shattered tree lay all over the place.
Needless to say I didn't get all that much sleep that night. Awesome. Well its time for a drink at the waterin hole so until next time friends,

Dent Burntrap.

Oh and since you're one of the only ones reading this Ma Burntrap, love ya.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Another day...

I'm currently sitting in Rangely, Me public library. doo da doo da doo
Hmmmm... Well what's new? more trees, more maine, more mud, more rocks, more roots, etc etc. oh and only the coolest campsite I've seen on the trail thus far or anywhere for that matter. The ground was covered in pine duff so it was nice and soft, the spring was piped so no treating needed, the site was on a very warm pond, at this pond were three canoes for our(thru-hikers) using pleasure, it was a beautiful full and orange mooned, cloudless night, crazy animals everywhere such as moose, beaver, crazy little mice that steal toothbrushes, crazy little birds that liked hopping into laps and so on. Like I said the best place ever! So I have little more than 200 miles left so I'm about half done awesome. And the trails looking a bit better than it has so I'm pretty stoked.
Well I'm kicked off now so byebye.