A Family Adventure of the 2,185 mile hike from Georgia to Maine - 2014

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August 25 – Katahdin Iron Works

Living in Maine has many perks, one of which is having family come meet us for a day in the middle of the hundred mile wilderness. We would spend two nights car camping on the Katahdin Iron Works road along…

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August 24 – Slugundy Gorge

Little John plunged out of the back eddy below Slugundy Falls, letting the current grab him and whip him around the smooth wall of the gorge, spitting him out in a foam of white into the open water of he…

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August 23 – Entering the Wilderness

More large fords today; the kids love wading through the water and Little John hit a hundred miles hiking with us just before we all enter the Hundred Mile Wilderness area leading to Katahdin. He’ll join us for another thirty,…

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August 22 – Moxie Bald

As we get farther north we have more and more river fords. Mama Bear lost her footing early in one of them and took a wet seat in June stream, but recovered in time to shepherd the kids across the…

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August 21 – Crossing the Kennebec

The kids all cruised ten miles in a little under four hours to make it in time for the morning ferry across the Kennebec. The ATC runs a canoe ferry for two hours in the morning and two in the…

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August 20 – Almost Home

The last thing I did in my real job (other than pawn work off on my colleagues : “you need me to do what while you’re gone?”) was to handle a conservation easement closing for the Maine Appalachian Trail Land…

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August 19 – The Bigelows

Little John’s top three favorite things about hiking the Appalachian Trail: 1. Going to bed. 2. The views. 3. Having hot chocolate with hot buttered bagels in the morning. Actually, after hiking with us for a few days, Little John…

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