Walker is my Maine Man!

He’s in Maine! The last state on this long journey of his. Walker reports he had a butt-kickin’ day yesterday. He hiked fifteen miles and said it was his hardest day to date. He hiked through Mahoosuc Notch which many hikers consider the toughest mile on the AT. The boulders on this mile-long section of trail present obstacles that must be climbed over and sometimes under, creating a unique hiking experience. There are occasional ten-foot drops, and places where packs must be removed to squeeze beneath a boulder.

He has been tent sleeping near shelters, and slept at Speck Pond last night.  Today he plans to stop in Andover to resupply.

Here are some photo of Mahoosuc Notch I found on the internet. I think these packs look much heavier than Walker’s. His lighter pack is certainly one of the reasons he’s able to zoom along. That, and the fact that he’s in really good shape. I think we’ll be Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sprat when he gets home. He’ll be trying to gain weight and I’ll be on my continual journey to lose it.

Mahoosuc_trail2 Mahoosuc_trail1 Mahoosuc_trail_sign


About The Man in My Shoes

Since retiring in 2012 I am enjoying the freedom of being able to make my own decisions about how I spend my time and am taking advantage of the opportunities that I have to spend more time with my family, explore, learn, and pursue my dreams and goals. I look forward to writing about these pursuits and hope you enjoy reading about them.
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4 Responses to Walker is my Maine Man!

  1. David Hansen says:

    Nice job! You are a good stand in! And much cuter.

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  2. Jim Karis says:

    Congratulations Tim. According to Google you have so far walked the distance between Paris and Moscow. Looking forward to hearing about you reaching the Canadian border. Jim

  3. Annette says:

    I had no idea that AT went through, under and over boulders like this. Great photos, Princess, to show us what Tim had to do.

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