Our regular monthly meeting was snowed out and the good news is because of that, we can experience a thru-hike of Baxter State Park by MOACer Carey Kish:
Sometimes “dream trips” linger on the to-do list for quite some time, like this dream of MOAC member Carey Kish, a Maine-based adventurer, writer and photographer who makes it his business to do the adventures the rest of us just dream about. But thinking about it long enough just makes doing it all the sweeter, and after years of tossing it around in his head, Carey finally planned it for real, scheduled it, and completed it.
In late summer Carey and his wife Fran Leyman embarked on a backpacking trek that took them from Togue Pond Gate at the southern end of Baxter State Park to Matagamon Gate in the far northeast corner. Because this was a long-term dream, they didn’t want to rush through it. Over 12 mostly leisurely days the pair covered about 90 miles total while combining all or a portion of at least a dozen trails on this winding and scenic wilderness journey, a Baxter thru-hike.
Four food drops stashed along the way as well as nights spent in lean-tos and one cabin meant reasonably light packs. From Katahdin to Doubletop, Nesowadnehunk to Russell Pond, South Branch Pond to the Freezeout Trail, it was a long but leisurely walk that proved very much worth the wait.
Check the calendar at www.moac.org for full details, and directions to the meeting. Come check us out!!!!