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 Days 6 and 7: Mother Nature Strikes Back, Parts Duex and Trois

Day five started out great. It was resupply day and Ma and Pa met us at Route 17 where the trail comes over the height of the land. In addition to the pre-sorted supplies, they also brought Italian sandwiches, Doritos, …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Day 5: Mother Nature Strikes Back

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 …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Day 4: We Survived the Blair Witch Shelter

Sleep was questionable at best last night as the Frye Notch Shelter lived up to our fears that it was the Blair Witch Shelter. Playing the part of the witch was a moose that taunted us for the better part …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Day 3: Baldpate Mountain

We’re back. After a two-week hiatus we’re on the trail again, this time to section hike through to Katahdin. Don’t be fooled by Brad’s appearance, this is the before picture. He started his trail beard a month ahead of time. …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Day 2 1/2: Old Speck Mountain

Let me start by explaining that I’m only counting this day as a half day on the trail, because, well, that’s what it was. We left the Speck Pond camp at 6:30 am and were on the summit and climbing …

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Maine Appalachian Trail Hike Day 2: Mahoosuc Notch

Last night wasn’t exactly what I envisioned as my first glorious night in the Maine woods. Things started to unravel a bit when Mike thought it would be a good idea to put the Jetboil cooking pot on the burner …

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