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... don’t know much about Grace’s training regimen, but I do know she used to be on a cross-country team in school, and her long legs just eat up the trail.
Am I going to be the Weakest Link? Will they vote me off the trail?
We collect our gear, pee in the woods, and do a group photo. “I can do this,” I tell myself as I heave my pack up to my leg and swing it onto my back. We march up the hill (because of course the trail ...
... verisimilitude. ****, just what we need. A murderer on the AT. “He was in the woods for thirty days and then gave himself up. He grew up right here.” Phil slows the car down as we pass a perfectly normal-looking farmhouse set back from the road.
Well, thank goodness he turned himself in! I breathe again.
Phil isn’t done. Next he tells us about the “H” man, some guy who had been horribly burned in a barn fire and is ...
... was hard, but the views were astounding. I really enjoyed hiking hard and being rewarded with breath taking views.
Once I had made it through the Whites I was on my way to the Maine. I crossed into the last state and it began to hit me that my hike was coming to an end. Currently I am only 32.6 miles away from the top of Mt. Katahdin. I will be done in 2 days and it is definitely bittersweet. It is hard for me to believe that I am this close to the end.
So, our first overnight destination is a small town called Millinocket. We're staying at the Baxter Park Inn for two nights, and when we first pull into the parking lot, it doesn't look like there is much in the town at all. We did discover though, when going to dinner, that we're just staying at the edge of town. Over the hill, believe it or not, is a McDonald's! We didn't see the Starbucks, but ...
... and massive amount of obnoxious bugs, we turned around and headed for lower altitude to enjoy lunch. We wanted to be through the boulder field before the storm anyway.
We stopped at Thoreau Springs (see photo) to enjoy some lunch and watched a huge bank of clouds from the south creep up the mountain and engulf the peak. We could no longer see the top from one mile away. We ended our lunch quickly and chose to press on before those clouds came our way. ...