THE FINAL DAYS

The final climb up Katahdin was an experience I'll never forget. Adios and I left at sunrise to start the 5.5 mile walk up Katahdin to Baxter Peak. The forecast said full sun and warm but we were quickly greeted with dense fog, strong winds and cold temps. A few times we questioned if we should keep walking but had come too far to turn back now.

Arriving at the peak we realized that we the first two up and had the mountain to ourselves for a bit, precious time I will never forget.

Thanks for coming along for the ride,

 Over and Outro

  More stream crossings along the way

More stream crossings along the way

 Sandy beaches of Maine, spent the day relaxing and swimming before the final 30 or miles to get to Baxter State Park.   

Sandy beaches of Maine, spent the day relaxing and swimming before the final 30 or miles to get to Baxter State Park.

 

 Another view of the end from the Rainbow Ledges   

Another view of the end from the Rainbow Ledges

 

 The final mile of the 100 mile Wilderness   

The final mile of the 100 mile Wilderness

 

 Signing in for The Birches. We decided to take a serious photo... Adios was just to excited!   

Signing in for The Birches. We decided to take a serious photo... Adios was just to excited!

 

 Katahdin, brilliant   

Katahdin, brilliant

 

 Entering BSP   

Entering BSP

 

 7.5 miles to the end   

7.5 miles to the end

 

 The Birches lean-to

The Birches lean-to

 Walking up Katahdin

Walking up Katahdin

 Me, Adios, Warm and Toasty, Old Eagle Scout, Walking Home, McFly, Bee Stinger   

Me, Adios, Warm and Toasty, Old Eagle Scout, Walking Home, McFly, Bee Stinger

 

 The end of a long journey

The end of a long journey

 The table lands

The table lands