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POSTPONED: Hike on the AT in Maine!

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  • Myers Home

    955 Van Leer Drive, Nashville, TN (map)

    36.084091 -86.788067

  • Sadly, we have to cancel this trip and postpone this hike until next August.





    Return to Maine and pick up at Grafton Notch State Park where we left off last August.  September can be a great weather month for hiking in Maine.

    Terrain in Maine is exceedingly remote and rugged and breath-taking (in more ways than one). We will only hike about 6 miles a day for the most part, give or take. Not a hike for out-of-shape beginners, but feel free to call and ask questions if interested.

    This happens to be near the area (just south of) where "Inchworm" went missing last year.

    You can look at the photo album for last August, if you want to see what the hiking terrain there is like.

    This is our TENTATIVE schedule:

    Wed 9/3 - fly to Boston

    Thu 9/4 - day in Boston with my daughter Grass, take evening bus to Gorham, NH, stay at White Mountains Lodge & Hostel (same as last year)

    Fri 9/5 - shuttle to Grafton Notch State Park (where we ended last August), begin hike on AT. Hike 5.8 miles to Frye Notch Lean-to

    Sat 9/6 - 4.5 miles Frye Notch LT to East B Hill Road, shuttle to a hostel in Andover

    Sun 9/7 - 6.0 miles from East B Hill Road to Hall Mountain Lean-to

    Mon 9/8 - 4.1 miles from Hall Mountain LT to South Arm Road, shuttle to a hostel in Andover

    Tue 9/9 - ZERO day in Andover (20.4 miles so far)

    Wed 9/10 - 8.7 miles from South Arm Road to Bemis Mountain Lean-to

    Thu 9/11 - 4.5 miles from Bemis Mountain LT to ME Hwy 17 (stay in Oquossoc?)

    Fri 9/12 - 3.8 miles from ME Hwy 17 to Sabbath Day Pond Lean-to

    Sat 9/13 - 9.4 miles from Sabbath Day Pond LT to ME Hwy 4 (stay in Rangeley) (26.4 miles since ZERO day) 46.8 miles GRAND TOTAL

    Sun 9/14 - spend day as tourist in Rangeley and on way back to Boston

    Mon 9/15 - day in Boston

    Tue 9/16 - free day (can use to adjust schedule if needed)

    Wed 9/17 - fly home to Nashville


    LINKS:

    -> ATC Interactive Map

    -> White Mountains Lodge & Hostel

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  • Raymond M.

    Had to change the date again.

    August 22, 2014

  • Ellen F.

    Just wanted to wish you brave hikers all the best! Have a great time and be safe.

    August 20, 2014

    • Cynthia O.

      Thanks so much Ellen!

      August 20, 2014

    • Raymond M.

      Thanks, Ellen. Should be another great hike up there.

      August 22, 2014

  • Raymond M.

    Got our airline tickets. Got our shuttles lined up. Got our hostels figured out. Even have hikers from WhiteBlaze.net asking to hike with us or shuttle us or slack pack us, or do trail magic for us! Now, all we have to do is ... the daily practice conditioning hikes. LOL

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi you guys! What a great trip! I wish I could go unfortunately I cannot take that much time off right now. This sounds so much fun though! Can't wait to see pictures.

    June 23, 2014

    • Raymond M.

      Giselle, you don't have to go for the whole two weeks. If you want, join us for a weekend, a few days, ... whatever. :)

      June 23, 2014

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