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

NH/ME AT section hike, day 9

Start: Spaulding Mountain Lean-to End: Stratton MotelMileage: 13.5 We started out from the lean-to around 6:45am. We climbed over Spaulding Mountain (4,000′), Sugarloaf (3,540′), and then down to South Branch Carrabbasett River (2,100′). From there, we climbed South (4,040′) and North (4,228′) Crocker Mountains. After that, it was ~5 miles downhill to Maine 27. We … Continue reading NH/ME AT section hike, day 9