Mahoosuc Notch

It was all that and more... Two hours and one mile later we were done...

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The Sun Will Come Out Eventually

It was hard to leave the Hiker Hut. Not helping matters was effect several inches of rain had on the trails. Our first two days out of Rangeley were the wettest we've yet seen - utterly soggy. Rain puts a damper on hiking. Everything becomes damp, feet become soaked, and dirt finds its way into … Continue reading The Sun Will Come Out Eventually

Through the Kennebec, over the Bigelows, on to Stratton we shall go!

It's been 70 miles since we last surfaced. Our guidebook tells us that we've crossed the 2000 to-go line...only 1997.7 miles to Springer Mountain! Our first day out of Monson was fairly uneventful. Our goal was to make it past both fords of the Piscataquis River before it started raining. We succeeded and setup camp … Continue reading Through the Kennebec, over the Bigelows, on to Stratton we shall go!

Through the Wilderness (aka “Go, Go, Go!”)

Looking back at Katahdin from the Penobscot River at Abol Bridge... ...which marks the Northern boundary of the 100 Mile Wilderness (cue dramatic sign): We quickly learned that "trails" in Maine are something altogether ridiculous. Yay! We're hiking again! Our first campsite was just up the hill from Rainbow Lake at Rainbow Spring Wildlife 1: … Continue reading Through the Wilderness (aka “Go, Go, Go!”)