Twin Pine Camps at New England Outdoor Center
Travel Blogs from Millinocket
Well this weekend was quite the weekend! I, along with 6 campers and another counsellor, climbed and reached the summit of Mount Katahdin: the highest point in Maine. Now, if you're imagining something like Snowdon or Helvellyn then think again. Yes, some of the terrain is similar, but take away the UK bridal ways and footpaths and add boulders and steep climbs. At some points we were literally climbing the mountain! ...
... a forbidden ride down the infamous Golden Road.. a 90 mi private stretch owned by the Great Northern Paper Company..it all felt very ominous & i kept a watchful eye for log-laden trucks and brawny lumberjack..
... following day in order to let our bodies rejuvenate. We stayed with a large group of northbound thru hikers who were gathering in Monson to complete the 100 mile wilderness and summit Katahdin together. Northbounders can be easily identified by their long unkept beards, holes in their clothes, and constant smile for being near the finish line. Most were very kind to us rookie southbounders, and took the time to give us advice, intel, and funny stories from their ...
Today I made it to Jo Mary road, the center of the 100 mile wilderness and a gravel road used for logging and emergency extraction. It was my first day completely free of rain, but the trail was still flooded and covered in mud and long puddles. I did 16 miles today, my longest yet, and my wet feet are hating me for it. Made it to a shelter that has a large waterfall and swimming hole directly in front of it. All of the shelters are located beside rivers ...
... Phil however suggested the Abol, saying that they're all steep anyway until you make it to the ridge, and that Abol was the quickest route. The rangers disagreed, driving my asheville companions to take the safer route and it was here we parted ways. Phil and I then drove to the Abol trailhead, where i signed in again for safety reasons at a ranger's station there. After walking down the steps, another ranger comes running out and encourages me not to go up. He says "I can't make ...
How has this campground rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking