91 Photos - Jun 6, 2012
Photo: May 29, 5:30AM BWI Airport. Heading to Maine for a few days at Ragged Lake and then to start their thru-hike.Photo: View from the beach on Ragged Lake in Maine. The water was really low.Photo: Camp on Ragged Lake. No running water, no electricity, no problem.Photo: Driftwood on RaggedPhoto: Photo: Looking at KatahdinPhoto: Katahdin in the cloudsPhoto: Lake near Monson, ME. We stopped to stash a resupply for the end of the 100-mile wilderness.Photo: Near Monson, MEPhoto: Saw this guy driving to the campPhoto: First moose of the tripPhoto: Photo: Kokadjo is the "town" nearest Ragged Lake, about 20 minutes down a dirt roadPhoto: Big Spencer MountainPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 2 toads and 1 frogPhoto: Head of the Gulf on the Gulf Hagas Trail, a trail that follows the West Branch of the Pleasant River along a rocky gorge and lots of waterfalls. Ben and Ian are out warming up for their AT hikePhoto: Black and white Gulf HagasPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The water is stained from the nearby Katahdin Iron Works, a nineteenth century mining operationPhoto: Photo: Lunch breakPhoto: Photo: Lunch breakPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: RacerPhoto: Spruce treePhoto: Photo: Photo: More Gulf Hagas trail, no longer along the Pleasant RiverPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: PileatedsPhoto: Photo: Inside the campPhoto: Photo: Photo: At Baxter State Park and the bottom of Mt. Katahdin to start the thru-hikePhoto: Photo: Half way up...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Rock scramblePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Up on the tablelands. Summit in view.Photo: Mountain Azalea on the tablelandsPhoto: Photo: Taking it in...Photo: Ready to start heading southPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ponds below KatahdinPhoto: Knife's edge off KatahdinPhoto: Photo: Time to celebrate the start of a journeyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Gearing up for the hike downPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Back in the treesPhoto: Katahdin Stream FallsPhoto: Photo: Leo had arrived by the time we got down. Now enough talk, time to walkPhoto: About to set offPhoto: Photo: The journey begins...