Appalachian Trail: to Katahdin
Short Road Walk, Gorham
July 17, Mile 1872
This is another stretch of trail that is spoken of in dramatic terms. Although there is plenty of scrambling over, under, and around boulders, you’ll probably find it’s well worth it for the experience and photo ops.
July 19, Mile 1905
It was fun cruising along this stretch of open rock with “Del,” who hiked from Key West to the end of the IAT and beyond.
Dreadnought basically took up backpacking the day he started his thru-hike. He went for the Jardine-style ultralite methods, which, judging from his speed, worked well for him!
I sure wish I could have come across one of these on a rainy day!
One small pot, windscreen with two tent stakes run through it to form a stand, gripper, cover, spoon and lighter, along with a Trangia alcohol stove and 20 oz. fuel bottle; all in a ripstop stuffsack.
Potaywadjo Spring Lean-to, Maine
July 31, Mile 2110
Katahdin fills northbound thru-hikers with a sense of anticipation and accomplishment, as well as a nostalgia for the trail life they are about to leave behind.
The last full day on the trail.
The famous sign marking the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and the end of a great adventure.
Don’t forget to check out my Appalachian Trail Gear List
The Best A.T. Guidebook
The Best A.T. Book
AWOL on the Appalachian Trail
The Best A.T.DVD
Appalachian Impressions DVD
Alone Across Alaska DVD