15.3 miles today. I’m pretty happy with that considering the tough climbing, rain, wet rocks and excessive mud. It rained most of the night and all morning. It was hard starting out in the morning. To go from dry, clean and warm to walking in the rain and mud is cruel. With the conditions I… Continue reading Maine Hwy 27-Little Bigelow Lean-to. 2016.9 done/172.9 to go. 92.10% completed. July 13, 2017.
16.9 miles today. Lots of climbing. My legs are shot. Two milestones. Over 2000 miles done and less than 200 to go. Getting closer everyday. I’m ready to be done and be with Amy and my family. First up Lone Mountain, then Spaulding Mountain. Then Sugarloaf Mountain Then after that, South Crocker and North Crocker… Continue reading Perham Stream-ME Hwy 27. 2001.6 done/188.2 to go. 91.40% completed. July 12, 2017.
15.3 miles today. What a great day it turned out to be. The television meteorologist got it wrong. The rain all went south. So, a challenging day for terrain, but dry rock and no additional mud are always good. I actually had to put sunscreen on. UIt was also a spectacular day of scenery. Saddleback… Continue reading ME Hwy 4-Perham Stream. 1984.7 done/205.1 to go. 90.63% completed. July 11, 2017.
9.4 uneventful miles today. That is except for the extreme mud. I am in Rangely Maine doing what I expect to be my second to last resupply. I am packing out more food this time. I need to go another 100 miles on what I’ll have in my pack. That makes me nervous. In the… Continue reading Sabbath Day Pond Lean To-Maine Hwy 4. 1969.4 miles done/220.4 to go. 89.93% completed. July 10, 2017.
Another 21 mile day. I’m so thankful the rain has held off. There is already so much mud I can’t imagine what it would be like with more rain. Today was difficult. Lots of climbing and rocks and mud. I just wanted to get as many miles as I could while the weather is good. I… Continue reading Hall Mountain Lean-to-Sabbath Day Pond Lean-to. 1960.0 miles done/229.8 to go. 89,50% completed. July 9, 2017.
20.9 miles today. Thirteen hours on the trail. I was very hungry and tired when I got to camp. The day started with a long difficult descent and then a grueling climb up Baldplate Mountain. I got a few pictures from Baldplate West Peak, but unfortunately none from the east Peak. A thunderstorm storm rolled… Continue reading Speck Pond Shelter and Campsite-Hall Mountain Lean-to. 1938.9 done/250.9 to go. 88.53% completed. July 8, 2017.
9.5 miles today. It took me 11 hours. That’s pretty slow. The trail was challenging all day today, but there was one section in particular that was over the top. Mahoosuc Notch is famous for being the hardest mile on the AT. It’s very hard to describe. It’s basically making your way through this massive… Continue reading Carlo Col Shelter and Campsite-Speck Pond Shelter and Campsite. 1918.0 miles done/271.8 to go. 87.58% complete. July 7, 2017
Goodbye New Hampshire. Hello Maine. 17 miles today in perfect weather. It felt good to get some better mileage. Climbed Mt Hayes first thing this morning. The trail was pretty easy. Next was Cascade Mountain. The trail was still pretty easy. Page Pond. Mt Success. Finally in Maine. The final of the 14 states the… Continue reading White Mountain Hostel-Carlo Col Shelter and Campsite. 1908.5 done/281.3 to go. 87.15% done. July 6, 2017.
8 miles today. Up and over Mt Moriah. FYI. When I’m naming a mountain the photo is from that mountain not of it. I didn’t stay up for the fireworks last night. I definitely heard them. I’m not sure if you could see them. I did stay up for the sunset. The hike definitely… Continue reading Imp Campsite-US 2 White Mountains Hostel. 1891.5 done/298.3 to go. 86.37% done. July 5, 2017.
Only 10.1 miles today. Another tough day. Tearing down my tent this morning in the high winds was a challenge, but I got it done. I was hiking by 6:30. I climbed the other two peaks of the Wildcats first thing. Lots of up and down rocky terrain. I stopped by Carter Notch Hut about… Continue reading Wildcat Mountain Peak D-Imp Campsite. 1883.5 done/306.3 to go. 86.00% done. July 4, 2017.