Maine AT hike, day #6

Thursday, August 17, 2017Start: Abol BridgeEnd: Katahdin Stream Campground/on a dirt road moping and limping my way through BaxterMiles: 21.2 (+ ~5.0 walking Baxter dirt roads trying to get a ride into town while racing to stay ahead of the bloodsucking mosquito cloud)Elevation gained/lost: 5184’/4682‘Listening to: Spotify playlists I decided last night that due to … Continue reading Maine AT hike, day #6

Maine AT hike, day #5

Wednesday, August 16, 2017Start: Rainbow Stream Lean-toEnd: Abol BridgeMiles: 15.0 (+0.5 at campground)Elevation gained/lost: 1549’/1972′Listening to: Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystalia by Brandon Sanderson. I was up at 6am and on trail by 7am, despite me leaving a number of tasks for the morning. Today’s terrain was pretty smooth. I hiked by Rainbow Lake. … Continue reading Maine AT hike, day #5

Maine AT hike, day #4

Tuesday, August 15, 2017Start: Cooper Brook Lean-toEnd: Rainbow Stream Lean-toMiles: 29.6Elevation gained/lost: 3025’/2933′Listening to: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Stormlight Archive #2); Alcatraz versus the Knights of Crystalia by Brandon Sanderson. The folks in the lean-to were up early, around 5:30am. I got up and was on trail by 6:20am. Today was predominately “flat” … Continue reading Maine AT hike, day #4

Maine AT hike, day #3

Monday, August 14, 2017Start: Carl Newhall Lean-toEnd: Cooper Brook Lean-toMiles: 18.9Elevation gained/lost: 3835’/4846′Listening to: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Stormlight Archive #2) My body woke me up around 5:45am; I was out of camp and on trail by 6:45am. My first ~10 miles was a lot of climbing. I climbed over Gulf Hagas Mountain … Continue reading Maine AT hike, day #3

Maine AT hike, day #2

Sunday, August 13, 2017Start: Cloud Pond Lean-toEnd: Carl Newhall Lean-toMiles: 17.0 (+0.4 trail to shelter, +0.2 view of waterfall)Elevation gained/lost: 3642‘/4160’Listening to: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Stormlight Archive #2) I was asleep last night by around 8:30pm; I fell asleep while blogging about the day. I was up at 6am and on trail … Continue reading Maine AT hike, day #2

Maine AT hike, day #1

Saturday, August 12, 2017Start: ME 15/MonsonEnd: Cloud Pond Lean-toMiles: 19.1 (+0.4 trail to shelter/water source)Elevation gained/lost: 4787’/3576′Listening to: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (Stormlight Archive #2) I stayed the night at Shaw’s hostel in Monson. I was up around 6:15am, and waiting in the kitchen for breakfast by 6:40am. Breakfast was at 7am sharp. … Continue reading Maine AT hike, day #1