maine

Katahdin: The Great Mountain at the End of the Trail

Katahdin: The Great Mountain at the End of the Trail

It was strange to walk through that alpine world knowing that the endless Trail had its end within sight, at the top of the next hill. Soon we were only...

Aug 8, 2022 : Red Squirrel
One Hundred Miles

One Hundred Miles

On Whitecap mountain, the path levels out about the trees. For the first time, I see Katahdin clearly in the distance, a blue shadow above the shimmering haze.

Jul 28, 2022 : Red Squirrel
In the Heart of Maine

In the Heart of Maine

Three miles past Pierce Pond lies the Kennebec River. Unlike other rivers on the trail, the Kennebec cannot be bridged or forded. The only way across is on a boat.

Jul 20, 2022 : Red Squirrel
AT Days 80-84:  Maine’s 100 Mile Wilderness

AT Days 80-84: Maine’s 100 Mile Wilderness

As the raindrops bounced off of my hammock tarp above I reflected on my first four days in this storied “wilderness”: discovery, beauty, challenges, solitude, struggle, even a bit of...

Jul 19, 2022 : Scott Morrison
The Mahoosuc Crawl: Surviving Southern Maine

The Mahoosuc Crawl: Surviving Southern Maine

As soon as the cliff walls closed in around me and the first boulders appeared, I felt a blast of cold air surround me. Perhaps the weirdest thing about Mahoosuc...

Jul 12, 2022 : Red Squirrel
Pox & Puss Episode #72 – Geraldine “Inchworm” Largay: with In The Pines Podcast

Pox & Puss Episode #72 – Geraldine “Inchworm” Largay: with In The Pines Podcast

Pox Holiday, Nikki, and Puss In Boots look into the mysterious 2013 disappearance of Appalachian Trail hiker, Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay. Inchworm was hiking solo through Maine, while her husband

Jul 8, 2022 : Pox & Puss Podcast
AT Days 68-71: Making Strides in Maine

AT Days 68-71: Making Strides in Maine

After tough days in the Mahoosuc range I’d be hiking in unfamiliar and beautiful territory further up the Maine AT.

Jul 8, 2022 : Scott Morrison
Physical + Mental Preparation

Physical + Mental Preparation

According to The Trek, physical injury and mental fatigue are major factors that drive hikers to leave the trail. Four months remain until I begin hiking and I thought I’d...

Feb 10, 2022 : MG Hibionada
The Final SOBOs: My First Week Being One of the Last to Start Walking

The Final SOBOs: My First Week Being One of the Last to Start Walking

First week reflections from my Southbound AT thru hike attempt.

Sep 20, 2021 : Jackson Sims-Myers
NoBo’s turned SoBo’s…we flipped!

NoBo’s turned SoBo’s…we flipped!

Flip-Floppin! After leaving Blacksburg, Snacks and I made the call just South of Waynesboro, VA to flip up to Maine. I left flip-flopping open as an option before I started...

Aug 10, 2021 : Annemarie Athey