Lilian C. Cheung
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The Cabin - Old Speck, Baldpate, Wyman, and Moody Mountains (Slackpacking from The Cabin): Days 123-125
Yesterday, I caught a glimpse of Old Speck Mountain from atop Mahoosuc Arm: a slightly rounded peak with a distinct rock scar running down the side of its summit. I...
07 Sep 2017
The Mahoosucs Part II - Goose Eye, Mahoosuc Notch, and Mahoosuc Arm (Speck Pond Shelter): Day 122
Mahoosuc Notch. Since Georgia, I’ve heard tales of the difficulty of the Notch: a mile-long ravine filled with truck-sized boulders. Some call it the most difficult mile on the trail;...
04 Sep 2017
The Mahoosucs Part I - the NH/ME Border and Mt. Success (Gentian Pond Shelter to Carlo Col Shelter): Days 120-121
I wake at 6:00 am to squeeze in my second shower at Libby House. Paul runs his daily shuttle to the trailhead at 7:30 am. Nighthawk, Tenacious, and I pile...
03 Sep 2017
The Wildcat-Carter-Moriah Range (Pinkham Notch to Gorham, NH): Days 117-119
After a leisurely breakfast, I head out from Pinkham Notch. From the distance, the Presidential Range casts its dark reflection over the gray waters of Lost Pond. For 0.2 miles,...
01 Sep 2017
Sunrise on Mt. Washington and Zip Lining down Wildcat D (Zeroing in the Whites): Days 115-116
My aunt wakes us up at 3:00 am. We are driving up the Mt. Washington Auto Road for sunrise. The road opens for sunrise three times each summer; today, it...
27 Aug 2017
The Presidentials (Pinkham Notch to Route 302/Crawford Notch, NH): Days 111-114
The wind filters through the forest and whooshes overhead. All deciduous trees have long since disappeared from the surrounding landscape, leaving only the austere evergreens - the pine, spruce, and...
26 Aug 2017
Zero days in Bangor, ME and North Conway, NH: Days 106-110
The Chairback Mountains of the 100 Mile Wilderness are the closest I come to quitting the trail. As my terror over the rugged heights of Maine slowly fades over the...
26 Aug 2017
The 100 Mile Wilderness (Abol Pines Campsite to Monson, ME): Days 97-105
After staying at Katahdin Stream Campground, I leisurely stretch, eat, and watch Katahdin hikers head to the trailhead in the morning. I start hiking, enjoying the mossy woods of Maine,...
18 Aug 2017
Katahdin: Day 96*
August 8, 2017. Mom carefully packs me a sushi dinner and drops me off at the Appalachian Trail Lodge in Millinocket, ME. Tomorrow, I will summit Katahdin and continue my...
09 Aug 2017
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