Maine is making us earn it every inch of the way. We are bruised and scraped up, be still trudging. We have made it through Mahoosuc Notch (hardest mile on the AT) took us four hours and one flask of Jack Daniels. We didnt drink the Jack, Mahoosuc Notch swallowed it up in one of its bottomless pits. We have never been happier to see a flat tentsite at the end of Mahoosuc Notch. We made it up Mahoosuc Arm to Speck Pond shelter just in time for a huge storm to roll in overnight. We made it up the south side of Old Speck and over the top down into Grafton Notch before rain set in. We are currently in Bethel, ME at Pat's Pizza and were offered a place to stay tonight by an amazing trail angel. We will lick our wounds, dry out and continue north tomorrow.
Hendo & Hendo's Mom
"True to the Thru"~Lint
Monday, October 26, 2015
We enjoyed our time in Vermont and not only because it meant we were that much closer to the end but because the Fall scenery was beautiful. We have rested a few days at a friend's home in New Hampshire and are getting back on trail at Mahoosuc Notch today, Monday 26 October 2015 and heading north to Mt Avery. I apologize for the lack of details in this initial post, but I ran out of time and wanted to get the pictures up for all to enjoy. I will post more details shortly.
Monday 12 October 2015 - Wednesday 21 October 2015
Our biggest challenges was the dropping weather temps, but we rolled with the punches and were able to get into towns along the way and keep ourselves warm and comfy.
Hendo and Hendo's Mom in the vicinity of Porcupine Ridge working our way to the top of Glastenbury Mountain
Hendo's Mom walking amongst beautiful black birch trees showing off their leaves of gold.
Hendo traversing one of many blowdowns along the trail. The Green Mountain Club doesn't clean up blow downs in some sections to supposedly enhance our wilderness experience.
Hendo and Hendo's Mom on the summit of Glastenbury Mountain
Kid Gore Shelter
We hung our tent parts up around the shelter platform mom and I slept in to keep us warmer at night, it worked great!!
Our improvised colder weather sleeping arrangements
The beautiful view which greeted us in the morning at Kid Gore Shelter
Looking out from Kid Gore Shelter
Hendo's Mom relaxing at the end of the day, enjoying the GMC magazine at Story Spring Shelter. We made it just in time before the rain started.
Stratton Mountain Fire Tower
Hendo's Mom and Hendo getting ready to climb up Stratton Tower
Hendo's Mom and Hendo on Stratton Tower, it was extremely windy
The beautiful view from the Stratton Tower
And the other side of Stratton Tower
Hendo's Mom and Hendo at Stratton Pond
A tree was down on the power lines leading into Manchester Center, VT...we called it in to Green Mountain Power.
Warning sign before highway VT 11/30
Video from on top of Bromley Mountain..
Hendo's Mom on Bromley Mountain
Yep, that is white stuff on the ground...SNOW!!
Hendo's Mom on Baker Peak
Baker Peak View
Baker Peak View
Hendo Hiking up Baker Peak
Hendo on Baker Peak
We found a camera bag a gentleman had forgotten next to a tree at USFS Road 10 near Danby, VT. Luckily he had an ID tag on it with his phone number and we were able to contact him and mail it back to him in Illinois.
A cute rock cairn garden White Rocks Cliffs
A handy ladder going over Mt Quimby
The trees are listening
Damage from Hurricane Irene at the base of Killington...it looked like a warzone
And at US 4 at the base of Killington Mountain we finished Vermont.
Posted by Post War Hike at 8:15 AM