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My daughter and I did a little hiking one day. We summited Saddleback Mountain which is the ski area mountain in the region and also part of the Appalachian trail.






While up there on the summit, we met a couple Appalachian trail through hikers (a through hiker is one that does the trail in its entirety without coming off, approximately 2100 miles from Georgia to Maine) ...this gentleman in particular though was the exception to all. The AT starts in Georgia, this gentleman started in the Florida Keyes and walked to Georgia before getting on the AT! The AT stops at Mount Katahdin here in Maine, afterwards, he was going to continue hiking on towards Canada! He was hiking what is called the Eastern Continental Trail.








Here's the trail he took.




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Wiring and getting the first floor kitchen and living area ready for sheetrock and the pine. That's where I'll leave it. The pine is up there and ready for installation on the walls. More pictures to follow after that is done and a couple grouse and northern zone ducks have been fooled.
















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Nice work on your camp Troy. It must be satisfying to use lumber from your own property, milled at the family shop.

The hike up the mountain will get you in shape for birds, only a short wait left. Must be great to hike it with your daughter.
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Thanks for sharing Troy! The cabin is coming along great.

That gentleman is pretty impressive walking from the FL Keys up to Canada. That would be a tough trip to pack for with the very different weather from the two extreme locations. Though I suppose he could have mailed himself stuff to different post offices along the way and sent stuff home. Either trek is impressive but that's the first I had heard of the FL Keys to Canada trek.
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Love that milling Troy. I'll be interested to see how the 45 degree lapping works out. Are you gapping those boards to account for seasonal wood movement? Love the Northwoods, hope you find a few grouse. Any woodcock around?
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Thanks. Yes, the floors and interior will be done from pine cut off my property down here in Shapleigh. I'm fortunate to have a father and brother who both have pretty impressive shops. It is a joy hiking with my daughter, she's in Illinois currently so we make the most of our time when she's home. Thanks again
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Thanks Dani.

I agree, I couldn't believe it when he said it! An amazing journey. As for gear and supplies, most have a lot of help from family and friends and also mailing items ahead. One through hiker we spoke with was on his 3rd pair of hiking boots. He figured about 900 miles a pair. Impressive task to say the least, but not on my "to do" list, haha. Have a great fall season!
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Thanks Brad. I put them together tight. When we did the floors, we used the same concept, less angle thought. We also glued and screwed when we laid the floor and then I went back and plugged the holes with wooden plugs. The first wall went together good yesterday. It took a little bit of time cutting outlets and working with the staircase, but all cuts were true the first time, so happy with that. I had to drill and screw the butt joints as the cut nails I'm using split the ends on a trial piece. I also did the same around the outlets. I'll go back and plug those with wooden plugs as I did the with the floor. The rest I drilled pilot holes and used 7D old fashion cut nails and face nailed everything. I'm not expecting much, if any movement, but if I do get some it will simply add character lines to the wall, or so I call it. Bird season opens this coming Saturday and waterfowl the following Monday, so mornings will be spent not working. I have not seen one woodcock, north or south.

Enjoy!

Here a couple pictures of yesterday.

























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I'm really enjoying seeing your construction methods and carpentry. You have some talented woodworkers in your family. Excellent work and the style is perfect for your retreat. BTW, I spied a sweet old Parks planer tackling your lumber.

Eric
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Thanks Eric, appreciate it. That planer has been a part of his shop as long as I can remember.
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Troy,

Really like the photos of the milling. I can smell the shavings from here. Smile The pine boards look very good.

Will Traditions Guide Service offer bird huntin'?


Best regards
Vince











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I really enjoyed those pics. Paneling is looking great! I can't wait to see the final pics. Love the little bits of rough cut that show (it would drive me crazy to deal with, but it looks great).
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Great stuff! Just a short time to grouse season.

I'll be making my second trip to Maine the second week of October, fell in love last year and can't wait to get back!

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Wow its looking good. i need to come up there and see it
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Thanks Vince. No upland guiding in my future. I only get out a couple times a season.
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Thanks Tod. I like the finished rustic look. It should come together pretty good when all is said and done (and decorated).
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Thanks Charles, It's a great state. Enjoy your trip back and good luck with the birds.
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Kris, If you come back next spring we can make a run up. Only one bird allowed up that way but they are up there.
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were is your camp located in rangeley.I was brought up in mexico,maine. i love rough grouse and woodcock hunting in weastern maine
Best: Bill perry
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Hi Bill, I'm the last one in on Quimby Pond Rd, #349. Stop by if ever in the area.
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