The Maine Appalachian Trail (MAT) is officially listed at 281.4 miles, though recent relocations have likely added steps. Even so, it’s a far cry from being the longest of the 14 Appalachian Trail states. Maine accounts for only 13 percent of the entire 2,178.3-mile trail, well short of Virginia’s 25 percent. Nor does Maine boast the highest peak—that honor belongs to 6,642-foot Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. Statistics, however, are for maps. Ask anyone who has completed the entire trail and they’ll likely tell you Maine is the toughest state. Read More
Hiking Trip Reports for Bemis Mountain on the Maine Appalachian Trail.
Today was a brutal day covering 12.8 miles and four mountains (Moody, Old Blue, Elephant and Bemis). There was over a thousand feet of elevation gain and loss over the first mountain, and over two thousand feet of gain over … Read More