(We have several new entries so read on after this.)
So here we are in our final state! Who would have thought almost 6 months ago that we would walk over 1900 miles up through the South, across the Mason Dixon line and ultimately through New England!
Maine so far has continued the legacy of the White Mountains with its cliff climbs and rock scrambles. The paths often look like this.
We also triumphed over the hardest mile of the AT called the Mahoosic Notch. One mile. Four hours. I kid you not. I only took one photo at the beginning before putting the phone away for safe keeping.
Just as people promised it was up and over cliffs and down and under through caves sometimes having to take our packs off to shove them through first. It was quite the day!
As you can see by our clothes, it continues to grow colder.
When we picked up our last resupply at “The Cabin”, we told the guy there that we were heading for the 100 mile wilderness by car and Katahdin and he said, “That’s what everyone is doing now. Go! Go! Go!” Now, if everyone was jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge, I might hesitate; but this move makes good sense.
The rocks have left us bruised and are sapping our joy. The 100 mile wilderness is said to be a fantastic HIKING experience. I really miss that.
So, as we pass over 150 miles of trail I hope you will think kind thoughts of us. When we finish we will have hiked over 2000 AT trail miles and in excess of 300 other miles given camps and towns.
We are heading out now. Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts.
Blessings on the journey, Dragonfly