Maine Reflection

Favorite part
Joe and Kathleen- KATAHDIN!
 Least favorite part
Kathleen and Joe- exhaustion from the Whites and southern Maine
Overall reflection
Southern Maine was just as difficult, if not more than The White Mountains of New Hampshire. The climbs were just as difficult but without the views. The end of our trip was in sight and gave us mixed emotions in conjunction with our exhaustion. The 100 mile wilderness and many of the miles prior were filled with lakes, bogs, streams and ponds. We had our first river fordings and saw new wildlife like moose and loons. Baxter State Park and Katahdin gave us goosebumps and much excitement. Our final climb was the single largest climb of our trip and was difficult but our anticipation and excitement pushed us to the summit. Maine was a beautiful state, home to the most epic end to an incredible journey.
 Miles hiked in state: 281.8 miles
Days spent in state: 17 days
Money found on trail: $.16

7/25 THANK YOU!!!!

Thank you to everyone that made this trip possible. We couldn’t have successfully completed this journey without your love, support and encouragement!!!

7/25 M-I-Z!!!

Mizzou crew!!!

7/25 Hiker Family

From left to right:(front) Peep Show, (second row) Glide, Smilin Joe, Somersault, Porksteak, (third row) Smiley, Beowulf (back), Snarf, Euro, Hot Sauce, Kittens

7/25 Flatlands from Above

View of flatlands from summit.

7/25 Looking South

Looking south at a small portion of the exposed ridge we climbed to the false peak.

7/25 Knife’s Edge

Ridge is optional hike from summit called Knife’s Edge.