Day 150 – Monday, August 6
I’M ALL DONE WALKING…I will continue to make several adds to this post in the coming days after returning home from Maine. Thanks for everyone’s interest and support in both my journey and the Hudson Family Foundation!
“Man is born to die, his works are short-lived. Buildings crumble, Monuments decay. Wealth vanishes but Katahdin in all its glory, Forever shall remain The Mountain Of the People of Maine..”
~Percival P. Baxter
History of Baxter State Park: The park was a gift to the people of Maine from Governor Percival P. Baxter, who used his personal wealth over a 32-year period to purchase and donate the original 201,018 acres of the park. Since his death in 1969, the park’s size has been increased several times. The headquarters is located of 20 miles from the actual park entrance in the small town of Millinocket. There are no stores or gas stations inside the park. Access and use are strictly regulated in accordance with Gov. Baxter’s wishes to keep the park “forever wild”.
I enjoyed some local fun and music in Monson before entering the 100-Mile Wilderness. The local town hardware store opens up every Friday night for an impromptu jam session… everyone welcome…bring your favorite instrument…or in my case, ears, for some serious jamming. Really good stuff!!
A quick video below of the action.