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Former Admin
10-17-2002, 23:06
Info, questions, comments, experiences (good or bad) regarding - Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to

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Kozmic Zian
02-19-2004, 20:44
Yea......Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to. Man, the water at this Spring. As I walked north on The Trail in '96, I couldn't help but notice every Spring had its own bouquet and taste, like fine wine. Some better, to my taste, than others. Well, the Potaywadjo Spring, was of the finest kind. The Spring just sort of appears out of this 'round' in the ground. Crystal clear, it appears to come from nowhere, I mean, you can't see any unsettling of the soil inside the spring, like water forced under pressure. It always stays at this fixed level, and there's a stream that meanders to Lake Pemadumcook, I think from the Spring. The water was sooooo ggooooddd....here. Try it, You'll Like [email protected]

TrippinBTM
01-29-2011, 14:08
Agreed, this is my favorite water source on the whole trail, saving the best for last (unless you're a crazy sobo, that is). If ever there was a sacred spring, I say this was it. It was a beauty to behold.

It is also where I set my boot on fire one morning. My MSR Whisperlite's fuel pump had broken the first day into the 100 miles, so I was cooking on fires the whole way. But it took until this shelter to realize I was still lugging all that fuel. So I was dumping it out into the fire ring when it caught on fire from last night's embers. The flame followed up the stream of fuel such that I was presently holding a blazing can of fuel. Not good. I panicked, trying to shake the fire out and only splashing burning fuel all over the place (fortunately on the stomped dirt around the fire ring only), and getting a good bit on my boot. More panic ensued, complete with frenzied dancing and yelling. Eventually I got this ridiculous situation under control, with no damage done and my hiking partners all laughing at me.

Good times.

veteran
01-30-2011, 00:22
Agreed, this is my favorite water source on the whole trail, saving the best for last (unless you're a crazy sobo, that is). If ever there was a sacred spring, I say this was it. It was a beauty to behold.

It is also where I set my boot on fire one morning. My MSR Whisperlite's fuel pump had broken the first day into the 100 miles, so I was cooking on fires the whole way. But it took until this shelter to realize I was still lugging all that fuel. So I was dumping it out into the fire ring when it caught on fire from last night's embers. The flame followed up the stream of fuel such that I was presently holding a blazing can of fuel. Not good. I panicked, trying to shake the fire out and only splashing burning fuel all over the place (fortunately on the stomped dirt around the fire ring only), and getting a good bit on my boot. More panic ensued, complete with frenzied dancing and yelling. Eventually I got this ridiculous situation under control, with no damage done and my hiking partners all laughing at me.

Good times.

That would also be known as a Kodak Moment. :D

WalkinHome
01-30-2011, 11:22
Yea......Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to. Man, the water at this Spring. As I walked north on The Trail in '96, I couldn't help but notice every Spring had its own bouquet and taste, like fine wine. Some better, to my taste, than others. Well, the Potaywadjo Spring, was of the finest kind. The Spring just sort of appears out of this 'round' in the ground. Crystal clear, it appears to come from nowhere, I mean, you can't see any unsettling of the soil inside the spring, like water forced under pressure. It always stays at this fixed level, and there's a stream that meanders to Lake Pemadumcook, I think from the Spring. The water was sooooo ggooooddd....here. Try it, You'll Like [email protected]

I agree, that water is the best on the A.T. You should see it during the snow melt. The fine sand the water "sort of appears" from is boiling over and over like hot lava. Quite a sight. I took a long handled shovel and stuck it in and never touched bottom so don't fall in-no way to know how deep it is. Enjoy.

DLANOIE
01-30-2011, 13:21
That was by and large the best spring on the AT. I couldnt believe the flavor of the water. I remember it tasted like rasberries. I filled up on that water! And the spring was really neat looking.