Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Katahdin’
This weekend I hiked Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest point at just over 5,200 feet and the end of the Appalachian Trail. I had never hiked it before and it was something I felt I needed to do before leaving the state of Maine.
I also ate a peanut butter and bacon sandwich for the first time, something I never felt the need to do until after hiking Abol trail for several hours. It was VERY delicious and another first.
Abol trail is the most direct route to Baxter Peak making it a pretty intense hand-over-foot hike for part of the way. The trail started at our campground at about 1,200 feet. We managed to hike to the peak and back down in 5 hours.
It was pretty hot on Sunday when we hiked, which only added to the challenge and the post delusion and exhaustion felt upon finishing. Despite the low energy levels, we were feeling pretty accomplished for the day. My legs, still unable to run today, are still feeling it.