A Mother's Sadness LbNA # 52749
|Placed Date||Nov 11 2009|
|Location||Carrabassett Valley, ME|
|Last Edited||Sep 14 2015|
An honor a mother never wants to see bestowed upon her child.
"Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen." - George Washington
There is a small purple ink pad in the box. Please do not use any other color but purple with this stamp. If the pad runs dry and your do not have purple, please sign into the log, but do not use another color on the stamp.
Locate the Appalachain Trail Head on Route 27 in the area known as Wyman, Maine. It is north of SugarLoaf. Park in the parking area. You will be heading across the street to the north, Section 7, part of the trail. Pass the sign post for Section 7 on your right. Follow the white blazes. Pass several white Management Sensitive Areas signs. Pass the double white blaze to your right.
You will come to a small stream. Show caution as you cross this. On the day I was there, it could be crossed by stepping over the stones. But understand that this can change at any time. Further down the trail you will come to another stream. On the day I was there, this stream was too wide and deep for us to cross safely. Again, this could change at any given time. From this second stream, turn back the way you came. Take about 10 paces to a large "V" looking tree (W tree, but one smaller limb is dead) with a fallen tree leaning through the "V". Beyond that "V" tree, take about 8 paces in to the large boulder. The boulder is a popular spot for kids to climb. Look carefully behind it for a rotting stump. Be carefull to recover well.
****Be careful. The AQ link for the maps does not take you to the correct location and a GPS may give you a false location as well. The Wyman you are looking for is Northbound Rt. 27, North of Kingfield. North of Carrabassett Valley. North of SugarLoaf USA Ski Resort. South of Eustis.****