Katahdin is an Indian word which translates to "greatest mountain." From the Katahdin stream campground it is 10.4 miles to the summit and back. There is an elevation gain of 4,000 feet in 5 miles so it won't be a "cake walk". We are hoping to get started around 7 in the morning.
I spent the past 5 days hiking 13-15 miles each day so that I would be able to hike tomorrow with Muldoon. I feel like I'm in pretty good shape so I hopefully won't hold them back. I'm very psyched, ready to finish and anxious to get home again.
I ended up giving some of my food away as I had more than I could eat/carry. Tomorrow I will eat a muffin and drink cold milk in the morning and just take lots of water and snacks in a daypack for the trip up and back. Tomorrow night I'm hoping to have a celebratory dinner with my hiker friends. Woohoo!
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
-Sir Edmund Hillary
Here are some photos of my journey over the past four weeks. Enjoy!
Torch and Muldoon at the AT trailhead in Gorham, New Hampshire (7-6-12)
At the top of Mount Hayes, New Hampshire
With Muldoon at Mt. Success, New Hampshire
At the New Hampshire/Maine line
Grouse on the trail
Getting ready to resume my hike at Mahoosoc Notch Trail
Ready to head off
Speck Pond, Maine
At the top of Baldplate Mountain (East Peak)
With my hiker buddy, Flash
Overlooking "Mooselookmeguntic Lake"
North Crocker Mountain
View from Avery Peak
Another view from Avery Peak
At the summit of Avery Peak
At the 2000 mile mark! It's actually located 10 miles to the south in the woods
View from Pleasant Pond Mountain