Baxter State Park is a place where the pictures take themselves, and they tell their own story. Here’s mine.
Monthly Archives: July 2019
A year later, I manage almost an exact repeat of the Hancocks. But with much more sunshine, and longer views.
Sometimes it’s better to examine a mountain from a different summit. And sometimes the details are better defined with a broad brush. Katahdin fit that bill.
Osceola from Tripoli Road is an easier hike than from Greely Pond. But it’s no less thrilling, especially heading over to East Osceola via the infamous chimney.
Mt Cabot is that odd-duck of the 48. Not particularly high, viewless, and it’s a very long way away. But sometimes that’s exactly what you need.
If all you did at Baxter was short day hikes, you could keep busy for weeks. Katahdin was a draw, for sure, but it was the lesser peaks that kept us there.
Make no mistake, the North Slide on Mt Tripyramid is hard. The mountain itself gives no quarter. But if you’re lucky, instead of conquering a trail, you’ll conquer yourself.
Cannon Mountain gives no quarter on the way up or down, regardless of the route taken. But for your struggles, you’re rewarded mightily.
A point-to-point journey across one of the hardest miles on the New Hampshire section of the Appalachian Trail. But as always, “the trail provides.”
No electricity, no running water. What do you really need? Maybe that’s exactly it.