Woke up and got everything together. Headed on our way to Maine, stopped for lunch on Mt. Success and got a snack from a day hiker! We passed the Maine border and celebrated a little then over several peaks and a bit of night hiking to get to a campsite with tentpads.
9/6/2014 8.8 Miles
Got up to good weather and hiked out towards Mahoosuc notch as we hiked into the notch it became like a refrigerator and was cold similar to how a cave feels. We made our way through, under, over, and around a mile of house size boulders and then up out of the notch. Stopped near the top for water and it started raining, pretty soon we were in the clouds and still had two exposed peaks to go over. We pushed through it since it wasn't a thunderstorm. Got to a campspot by a stream and setup the tent and warmed up and dryed out.
97/2014 11.2 Miles
Got up really late and let everything dry in the sun. Started hiking at 11 and went over the two Baldplate peaks which were like stone mountian but on top of an already 3000 ft mountain. Needless to say awesome views and thankfully beautiful weather. Made it down into the gap for Andover, ME. With no signal and not much traffic on the road so we started walking and luckily got a ride with an idler gentleman. Ate dinner and resupplied at the local store then walked to Pine Ellis Hiker Lodging and got a bed and watched forest gump til passing out.
9/8/2014 9.6 Miles
Got up and got coffee then checked the weather and packed up. Went to the store for breakfast and then hitched for a while and finally got a ride to the trailhead. Hiked out and made it up the first mountain and surprisingly ran into Beirut and Maverick. Hiked on with them and made it to a lean to and campsite.
9/9/2014 4 Miles
Got up and made our way down trail to a beautiful lookout. Got a ride into Rangely, ME and went to the various Outfitters. Went and found a motel then paddled out on the lake in kayaks. Went to the local pub and hung out with some sobos who had just started. Then back to the motel for sleep.
9/10/2014 0 Miles
We decided that for our last decent town before Katahdin we would zero and enjoy the gorgeous weather and landscape. We went to the IGA and resupplied then paddled on the lake again to an island and floated!! Walked around town and hung out at the hotel. Made dinner in the room.