Egad, did we really climb up this trail? No photography tricks here, for about a mile and a half it really is that steep.. It's been a long hiatus in blogging space, wish I could say I was away plotting a revolution, or attribute the break to anything other than the routine humdrum grind.. One highlight of the break was a hike up Mt. Katahdin. Before I left I was told it was "challenging". After a 12 hr hike with 80+mph winds, the occasional shower and some lovely fog "bloody f***ing brutal" might be more appropriate..
We were too busy staying alive to document the really scary parts, but they're seared in the memory for a while.. Will leave with one last shot, taken part of the way down, showing the trail winding down. This was one of those points where I thought we were past the hardest part..
I was hoping to see a moose, but the closest we got to wildlife was mice that kept running around the campsite. But, all in all definitely a experience to savour, Katahdin is a mountain that leaves you with a sense of awe and respect for the mountain. That sounds so cliched, but it's so true. Getting away from civilization even if only for a couple of days is so worth it.