Appalachian Trail Happiness: Maine

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Maine

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost

If you’ve been following along you know that I injured my knee and won’t be able to fully complete my thru-hike.  I will finish up 300 miles or so I skipped between Harpers Ferry and CT, easier miles.  But I did want to hike in every state so recently I did day hikes in NH and in Maine. I recently posted about my NH hike, and this is one of a couple of posts about my time in Maine.  I decided to do a hike out of Grafton Notch State Park, a little up and back hike to Table Top.

atme fix 7The AT comes down off this mountain, about a 4000 foot descent, this is part of what makes Maine so tough.

atme fix 10Before hitting the trail I made a quick stop a Screw Auger State Park, really cool little area in the park.

atme fix 3 atme fix 2 ATME fix 1There was even some 90 year old graffiti chiseled into the rock.

graffittiMy standard selfie on the trail.

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The hike up to Table Top was about 700 feet over a mile but the trail really wasn’t all that tough.  Who knows, maybe I still have some legs left after all, the views from on top of Table Top were magnificent.

atme fix 9 atme fix 8atme fix 10 atme fix 11 atme fix 12 atme fix 13 atme fix 14 atme fix 15I took a little lunch break on top and took a little bit of a vertigo selfie.

atme fix 6atme fix 16A great hike my friends and my last day hike before returning to the trail full-time for a month. Have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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