Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sunday, 24 August, Mom and I sucessfully climbed and summitted Baxter Peak, Mt. Katahdin, ME, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and began our trek south to complete the AT. The climb up to and back down Baxter Peak (total 10.4 miles) was by far the most difficult thing either of us have ever done in our lives, and it took us 15 hours to complete...but we did it. 

My former Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Sam Cushing and his wife Cathy accompanied us on our trek up Katahdin. It was quite the epic adventure and I will elaborate more when I have some time.

Here are some links to youtube videos of the AT trail up Mt Katahdin, the Hunt trail, and the insane climb and descent we completed.

 Video of Hunt/AT trail up Katahdin

AT Trail up Katahdin 

We are not finished, we are flip-flopping. We came up to Maine and will hike south to Virginia to finish the north half of the trail. We did this so that we wouldn't get shut out of Maine and New Hampshire by winter weather. We should finish in Virginia by Thanksgiving!!! Still trudging!!!

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