Katahdin

Here are some recent photos from a hike up Mount Katahdin, the highest peak in Maine at 5,267 feet. FunFact: It was not formed in the past 6,000 years. It is a cirque, meaning it was formed through a long process at the head of a glacier.

From the summit of Mount Katahdin, looking across The Knife Edge

From the summit of Mount Katahdin, looking across The Knife Edge

Looking toward the inner side of the cirque that is Katahdin. Summit photo.

Looking toward the inner side of the cirque that is Katahdin. Summit photo.

The Knife Edge

The Knife Edge

After The Knife Edge

After The Knife Edge

Descending the Helon (hee-lon) Taylor Trail

Descending the Helon (hee-lon) Taylor Trail

Leave of absence

I will be driving up to Baxter State Park today to hike the 100-Mile Wilderness. This is the most remote section of the Appalachian Trail, so I’m pretty excited.

What this means is that I will be gone for about a week. I’ll return the night of the 25th at the earliest, more like during the 26th, and if it’s slow-going, then on the 27th. Anything beyond that will be unexpected.

In lieu of my ability to post each day, I’ve scheduled a series of posts for each day. Hopefully things will go swimmingly. In fact, to make sure they do, this post is my first test as it is actually Wednesday night right now and I’ve scheduled this for 8:00a.m. Saturday morning. Let’s hope you’re reading this.

In short, I won’t be actively posting or responding to any comments. Instead, I’ll be enjoying the beauty that is the Maine woods, as wrought by the slow processes of a godless Nature.