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RE: What I was doing while playing hookey yesterday

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by firefighterjake, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Yesterday marked only the third ride of the season for me . . . we just never got enough local snow (except when I was gone for two weekends in a row) for local riding.

    Thanks to this last snow storm I opted to take off with a couple of co-workers yesterday (well they were already scheduled to be off).

    Left from the Millinocket Club House with some freshly groomed trails. Took a few pics of Mt. Katahdin . . . but it was shy and hiding in the clouds. Also took a few pics of . . . I think . . . Abol Falls . . . which I have rafted on . . . just not in March.

    Headed up to Kokadjo for a $13 burger and fries and gas at who knows what price . . .

    From there we went to Raymonds at Northeast Carry where I snapped a pic of their groomer.

    Other pics included some shots of Big Spencer Mountain which we rode around and the view from the top of Ragged Mountain which had the remains of a fire tower on it.

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    Shots of the start of the trail . . . and the Keep Maine Beautiful painting before you head into Baxter State Park IMG_0610.JPG IMG_0612.JPG IMG_0614.JPG
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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    More pics . . . views of Katahdin and Abol Rapids . . . I think I wrote Abol Falls, but I think it was Abol Rapids. IMG_0615.JPG IMG_0616.JPG IMG_0619.JPG IMG_0620.JPG
  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Kokadjo . . . Groomer at Northeast Carry . . . Raymonds at Northeast Carry . . . Big Spencer Mountain

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  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Last shots . . . rode to the top of Ragged Mountain . . . again Mt. Katahdin was still in the clouds.

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  5. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Yer makin me jealous! I watched two episodes of North Woods Law last night and I can't wait to get up to Moosehead Lake this Summer.
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  6. charly

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    Good for you getting to ride your sled...Looks like it was a great day to play hookey... Bet they are beautiful trails.... My brother in law brought his two sleds up to our farm,,, we rode had a great time,, even the wives took the sleds out as well... I'd like to buy a couple of sleds as we can ride right out our back door and ride for 100's of miles, but,,,, lately the winters we've had ,, a sled would sit most of the winter here with not enough snow..
  7. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Beautiful Jake. Wish I was there.
  8. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Did you at least get a beer with that?
    Jeez, $13?
    Anyway, glad you had a chance to get out and great pics.
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Not a beer drinker . . . was going to have a Moxie, but they didn't have any so I settled for a Diet Pepsi . . . which was on top of the $13 price for the chicken fingers and fries.
  10. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Just realized . . . I did not have the burger . . . it was the chicken nuggets and fries . . . you could also get a haddock burger or chicken burger . . . all for the same $13.
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    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like they've got a thing for the number 13.
    I'll take NY strip, please, for $13, Alex.
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  12. CHeath

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    This is just awesome. Thanks for sharing!
  13. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great pictures
    Makes me want to get mine out.
    With over 13 hours of daylight now, here it's prime time .
  14. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    And I hear with negative temps out the snow isn't going away any time soon.

    Here's a recent pic of my sister and her very distinctive Yamaha Phaser (note the pink flowers and stripes -- apparently her husband's friends no longer ask to borrow her sled) . . . up at the Denali State Park I think she said.

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  15. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Must be 4 cycle machines if in the Park?

    Was below zero last night. 22° now & sunny.

    Be a good day today. Severe clear here.
    New storm due in soon. Forecast 40° Friday

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