Monthly Archives: August 2014

Traveler Loop / Baxter State Park

Day 5 Upper South Branch Pond lean-to to South Branch Pond lean-to #2 via Traveler loop 9.7 miles Big day on a tough loop hike in the northern part of Baxter State Park. The miles today were either pushing up … Continue reading

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The Smoky Mountain Hiking Blog

Originally posted on Grandma (Emma) Gatewood:
We were pleasantly surprised and pleased to see that a story about Emma Gatewood and a clip from our project were on the Smoky Mountain Blog here is an excerpt: Who was Grandma Gatewood?…

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Upper South Branch Pond in Baxter State Park

Day 4- Thru-hiking Baxter State Park Russell Pond to Upper South Branch Pond 7.5 miles My hiking today was completed by noon. It was a straight shot north up the Pogy Notch trail, a path that was cut in 1951.  … Continue reading

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Russell Pond Campground in Baxter state park

Chimney Pond –>Roaring Brook Campgrounds–>Lean-to at Russell Pond CG. 10.8 miles Despite adding another hiker to our duo, we were able to started hiking today at 7:15 AM. We encountered dozens of hikers that were coming up the 3.3 miles … Continue reading

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Katahdin and the Knife Edge Trail

Day 2 Chimney Pond up Cathedral Trail to Baxter Peak–>Knife Edge to Pamola Peak–>Dudley Trail to Chimney Pond 4.0 miles It’s still a stirring call on that first morning in Baxter when I’ve signed in at the Chimney Pond register … Continue reading

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Thru-hiking Baxter State Park – Day 1 of 7

3.3 miles I welcomed myself back to Baxter State Park today. It’s been two years since I’ve been to this most unique setting. Katahdin’s fantastic granite glacial cirque is set within in a 200,000 acre public state park that is … Continue reading

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New, No…Restored !…More Acadia Trails

Based on this article, I plan to get up to Acadia and hike these newly cleared historic trails.  Big news for hiking fans. Microadventure coming up! Here’s just a teaser from the article.  “Fifteen years into the rehabilitation campaign, 12 … Continue reading

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How Exercise Helps us Tolerate Pain

The NYTIMES ran a health article about this admittedly small sample research project today. How Exercise Helps Tolerate Pain I don’t need this study to include more than a meager sample of 12 to know it’s the truth. At this … Continue reading

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My Packing List – 1 Week/ Baxter State Park

Still working on streamlining my current backpacking gear.  My “kit” is now down to 15 pounds without food or water.  Since all but one night will be under shelter ( 3 sided lean-tos ), I will probably ditch my 2 … Continue reading

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Thru-Hiking Baxter State Park (2014 version)

My long-awaited week at Maine’s Baxter State is almost here.  Here is the itinerary that I just sent the three folks on this adventure. At the time I reserved my route, three months ago, Chimney Pond Campground was already sold … Continue reading

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