Will Rogers made this statement about stubborn folk who would not believe signs or take good advice.
Hiking profile for the TEST hike. Starts at the right. Up 2500 ft to Moody Mt. Down Moody and right back up 2700ft to Hall Mt. end first day.
So we drove all the way to Maine, and I had to hike 10 miles to find out I AM TOO OLD TO BACK-PACK the Appalachian Trail anymore.
It took me two days to hike 10 miles. I started off beautifully, walking these rocks on the first creek:
I should have taken the hint. On past hikes I could have almost run those rocks. This time I felt a little dizzy and unsure of the next step. But being a stubborn person, I said it has been awhile.
Nice trail, but that ended abruptly. and started straight up. Trial hidden by new growth.
Not all rocks are in Pennsylvania… God saved the Big ones for Maine..
After climbing a couple hours from the top of Moody mountain, below, ever conscious to keep the White Blaze in focus to stay on the Trail.
The vegetation is beautiful Lots of new growth and moss.
Below, This happened several places where the rock was just too vertical (the implanted steel bars)
This is a huge water fall but real thin coating of water. Picture did not come out well.
The new growth hides the trail but comes out at the rocks on the right.
The double blaze means take care the trail takes a sharp turn.
Plenty of dead falls some on steep inclines.
Above determination, this old stump is determined to become alive again. Not sure the same is going to happen to Jack ().
Loved this beaver dam. I kept hearing a noise, finally figured it was a FROG, I finally saw it but not well enough to get a picture. (below is one of the water sources I used.)
I dropped the pack to get a good picture of this arrogant Birch, How dare it grow on a projected rock., .
Home from the test. Yep I failed. I will talk more on the next entry.
Thanks for coming by the LOG.
It is good to finally make the decision, more later..
From the Cole Trans. Museum in Bangor, Maine