Nevada City, CA
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The sun started to set as we descended Fourth Mountain.
We wanted to explore a side trail in the wildnerness, the Gulf Hagas Trail. We made it to the first waterfall and realized it was hard to justify hiking more miles when we were already exhausted. We plan to come back when we haven't just hiked 2,000 miles.
Hiking down White Cap Mountain. This was our first major view of Katahdin and the last big climb until Katahdin.
Not only was the lake a beautiful view, but it was a great place to take my first bath in the wilderness!
There she is! The best view of Katahdin we had.
Beautiful fall day with a rainbow of trees.
this is what it looks like when we walk...we're that fast...110 miles in 7 days (we we're running out of food)
Entering Baxter State Park. Nine miles to Katahdin Stream. We found out this day that the Katahdin was closed. Therefore, we decided to hike the nine miles to the summit trail and then go in to Millinocket to wait out the bad weather.
The rainfall caused the water levels to rise causing us to ford some streams that normally aren't fords.
Due to the rain and wind, Mt. Katahdin was a class 4 weather situation, meaning the mountain was shut down for the first time this season. we had to wait it out a couple of nights in the nearest town to Baxter State Park, Millinocket. In Millinockett we stayed at the Applachian Trail Lodge of course.