Start: Spaulding Mountain Lean-to
End: Stratton Motel
We started out from the lean-to around 6:45am. We climbed over Spaulding Mountain (4,000′), Sugarloaf (3,540′), and then down to South Branch Carrabbasett River (2,100′). From there, we climbed South (4,040′) and North (4,228′) Crocker Mountains. After that, it was ~5 miles downhill to Maine 27.
We were able to get a ride into town with a trail angel who dropped us off at the Stratton Motel. The new owner, Shane, wasn’t at the motel when we showed up but we made ourselves comfortable at the hostel. We ate some food from the small grocery store across the street and showered. Once Shane showed up, we were let into a motel room, which we were all sharing. We ate a hearty dinner at the White Wolf Inn and then hung out in the room until bedtime.
I’m glad for the miles I’ve done but my body is weary and ready to go home.