New Hampshire Appalachian Trail Hiking

A year after section hiking Maine, we set out to tackle the New Hampshire Appalachian Trail. Except this time we planned on section hiking the state in sections. Simply put, it hasn’t worked out as planned. Add two more years and this is still a hike in progress. Please follow along, and feel free to get a good laugh at our expense. Hopefully you can learn something from our mistakes. Sometimes I wonder if we ever do.

Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Day 14: Shaw’s Legendary Hostel

Upon deciding to push on to Monson yesterday for an extra night of providing stimulus to the town economy, we immediately called Shaw’s to see if they had any availability. Not only did they have room for us, but Dawn, …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Day 13: Bear!!!!!!!

It all happened so very fast. We were cruising along the Maine Appalachian Trail at a three MPH pace, a refreshing breeze in our face, and favorable terrain below our feet. Then we came around a bend and there was …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Day 12: Wait? We Have to Leave Northern Outdoors?

Perhaps my favorite part of staying at Northern Outdoors, aside from the showers and flushable toilets, was when we were told that breakfast wasn’t served until 7 am. In other words, we were sleeping in, and yes, 6:30 constitutes sleeping …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Day 11: Kennebec River Crossing

We woke up this morning at East Carry Pond with about 10 miles to the Kennebec River. Because the water levels in the river can change rapidly to accommodate rafting, it is highly encouraged that hikers take the ferry, which …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Days 9 & 10: The Bigelow Mountain Range

After staying with Ma and Pa (thank you to them for housing and feeding us for a night) at Cathedral Pines Campground in Eustis, we got off to a late start on the morning of day nine. We reached the …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Days 7 & 8: We Found Our Trail Names

Everything was wet. Our clothes. Boots. Sleeping bags. Sleeping pads. Towels. Everything. The tent’s rain fly had done an admirable job keeping out the waterfall we’d slept under the night before, especially considering we’d put it on upside-down in our …

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