The Grid: Cabot

Sunday, Oct 11, 2020Start/end: York East trailheadMileage: 10.6Elevation gain/loss: 2980′GaiaGPS track We got up early and went through Gorham, grabbing coffee drinks and breakfast sandwiches on the way to the Cabot trailhead. As we got close to to the York East trailhead, we encountered two bull moose next to the road, and they kindly wandered … Continue reading The Grid: Cabot

The Grid: Waumbek

Saturday, Oct 10, 2020Start/end: Starr King trailheadMileage: 7.18Elevation gain/loss: 2813′GaiaGPS track We took our time this morning, after a late night. We left around 9am to go to Gorham, to pick up some baked goods, AAA batteries, and firewood. We were successful on all fronts, and then headed to the trailhead. The parking area was … Continue reading The Grid: Waumbek

New England Hundred Highest: East Kennebago; White Cap & Kennebago Divide; Snow (Cupsuptic)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 Drive #1:  I set up my GPS this morning and started driving by 6:30am. I should have arrived by 7:30am. However, Google doesn’t know a lot about the dirt logging roads of Maine. It tried to send me down a gated and padlocked road. Using Google Maps, I was able to … Continue reading New England Hundred Highest: East Kennebago; White Cap & Kennebago Divide; Snow (Cupsuptic)

New England 67/100 Highest: North Brother; South Brother, Fort, Coe

Saturday, October 6, 2018 Miles: 11.8 Elevation: 4485′ gain, 4392′ descent Start/End: Marston trailhead Gaia GPS Track    Last night, I slept at Katahdin Stream campground. My walk-in site (#3) has a picnic table, fire ring, and a 4-person lean-to, which as it turns out, does not fit my 2-person REI Half Dome 2 Plus … Continue reading New England 67/100 Highest: North Brother; South Brother, Fort, Coe

Long Trail, day 10

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Start: Lincoln Gap/Bristol End: Middlebury Gap/Gathering Inn, Hancock Mileage: 17.6 on LT Elevation gain/loss: 4373’/3661′ We had a lovely evening with my aunt and her partner, filled with lively conversation and a potluck dinner with their housing co-op. This morning, we were up at 6am, were served a scrumptious breakfast at … Continue reading Long Trail, day 10

Long Trail, day 1

Saturday, August 25, 2018 Start: Journey’s End Camp End: Jay’s Camp Mileage: 11.8 LT, 2.0 RT bushwhack to Big Jay (+0.2 to shelter) Elevation gain/loss: ~4,916’/~4,000′, including bushwhack Towanda (AT NOBO ’15) and I started out from Journey’s End Camp around 7am. We traveled up the side trail to the Canadian border, took pictures, and … Continue reading Long Trail, day 1