Maine

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

THE MAINE EVENT

August 21 - September ?

Miles: 1891 - 2189.2

Service in Maine is very limited so I'll post when I can. In the meantime here are some recent phots.

What I can say about Maine so far is that it's very muddy but very beautiful! The first 150 miles of the state were extremely tough and after just finishing the White's we were exhausted. But now that we can see the end in sight, we're determined to push on through long days. After a week of mostly 20+ mile days, we're now in Monson, ME and preparing to head into the 100 mile wilderness tomorrow.

The 100 mile wilderness should take about a week to complete and ends at Baxter State Park. The following day we'll head up Mt. Katahdin to the northern terminus of the AT.

It's been an amazing journey so far and hard to believe that I have only a week left in the trail.

See you on the top of Katahdin!

-Outro

Adios, Neemor, Southpaw and Me at the NH/Maine sign!

Adios, Neemor, Southpaw and Me at the NH/Maine sign!

I'd waited so long to touch that sign, I wanted to take it with me!

I'd waited so long to touch that sign, I wanted to take it with me!

I'm going to miss these sunsets

I'm going to miss these sunsets

Mahoosuc Notch. The hardest mile on the trail. Here's Neemor scooting through a tight squeeze. Follow the arrows, I guess!   

Mahoosuc Notch. The hardest mile on the trail. Here's Neemor scooting through a tight squeeze. Follow the arrows, I guess!

 

Lots of rain, slick rock, lots of slipping.   

Lots of rain, slick rock, lots of slipping.

 

Maine, one giant bog.   

Maine, one giant bog.