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Brian (Buck-30)
Begins: Jun 1, 2018
Direction: Westbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, Jul 11th, 2018
Start: Polley Lane
End: Spring Creek
Daily Distance: 23
Trip Distance: 874.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 130
Journal Visits: 8,024
Guestbook Views: 73
Guestbook Entrys: 6

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Ice Age Trail Day 41

My off gravel road camp spot was very quiet overnight, yay. I was walking
by 5:50 and quickly covered the 13 miles to town. I spent most of the time
staring at my phone catching up on stuff and eventually got dizzy I used it
so much while walking. I spent a couple hours relaxing in Subway, drinking
an insane amount of soda that later on I was peeing like every 10 minutes.
Bought a bit of food and walked out around 2. I wanted to stay the night
but the only motel was 2 miles out of town. I was planning on staying in
the next town 45 hiking miles away but that motel is a mile out of town
which is also kinda far. I'll never want to walk back into town for food
that far out. I guess I'll go to the town after that which has a motel in
town and is only another day. I feel overdue for a motel night but oh well.

A bit outside of town I ran into 2 section hikers, an older man and his
granddaughter. Wouldn't you know it, it's the guy responsible for the
maintenance on the Langlade section which I had a 2 day journal tirade a
week ago. He immediately asked me about the section but I was smart enough
to first ask him if he maintains that section since I suspected and was
able to not say anything too bad. He actually maintains the Parrish Hills
segment within Langlade county and that was the last segment in that
terrible County and if I recall in somewhat better shape. The way he asked
I think he knew what my answer would be so I basically told him I hiked
like 30 miles through waist high grasses in snowmobile corridors so yeah,
it wasn't very good! Truthfully, its been the worst maintained section of
the entire trail but as I said I think he only works on the end part which
was better so I didn't feel as bad. Ironic though running into the guy.

I walked on, crossing a bog/lake on a maybe 500' old boardwalk that looked
like it might collapse at any moment but was really beautiful and then
walked with the mosquitoes till camp in a little logged out area. God it is
humid again. This freaking trail.....

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