Monday, August 1, 2016

AT 2016 -> Days 113-125 (7/19-7/31) (miles 1,970-2,189) The End!

Mount Katahdin, mile 2,189

After 125 days, 14 states, and 2,189 miles this hike has come to an end.  Mount Katahdin was the perfect finale to the Appalachian Trail, a truly unique and special place.  The same can be said for the entire trail through Maine.

Over 4,840 miles hiked in the last 2 years.  From the southern California desert to the snowy passes of the high Sierra, the Cascade volcanoes to the hardwood forests of northern Georgia, the farming valleys of Virginia to the lakes of Maine.  My experiences on the AT & PCT the last 2 years have been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined.    

Photos from the final section:

View from top of Saddleback Mtn, mile 1,974

Looking up to Saddleback Junior

Mile 2,000

Pierce Pond

Canoe ferry across Kennebec River, mile 2,038

Start of the "100 Mile Wilderness"

Chairback Mtn, 100 Mile Wilderness

Early morning at Lake Pemadumcook, 100 Mile Wilderness

Sunset at campsite along Sand Lake, 100 Mile Wilderness

View of Mount Katahdin from Abol Bridge, mile 2,174

Halfway up Mount Katahdin climb

Fun section of Mount Katahdin climb

Mount Katahdin ascent

Springer 3/29/16 & Katahdin 7/31/16