Sugarloaf Day 27 Wednesday
I got to try out my alcohol stove. I had some trouble keeping it lit and I thought it was the wind. Turns out it was the pot. It was smothering the fire. I had to use two bricks to get the pot off the stove. It seems that once it is really going, I can place the pot directly on the stove without smothering it. I did manage to cook supper on it but I am thinking I will go bck to my old stove. I will continue using the alcohol one just to give it a chance.
Even though I am striving to lose pack weight, I just picked up a book while in Stratton. Most hostels where hikers stay in town have hiker boxes. They are boxes that contain extra or not needed gear, food and various other miscellanous stuff, like books. I just got rid of the last book I was reading and now I have another. It is "One door away from heaven" by Dean Koontz. It is very good so far. I can't wait to finish it.