Thursday, September 25, 2014

Its Cold in These Here Hills!

Its time for the orange vests and hot cider. Colors are changing, crossing the river is a warm jacket and gloves affair.

The Mountain, Katahdin, closes October 15, so my focus now is to encourage hikers to make tracks and get it done.

Actually, Baxter State Park officials can close the Mountain any time they please, but chances are, if you get there before the posted date of 10/15, you'll be good to go.

Aches and pains are adding up for thru hikers. There are services and vendors for the 100 mile wilderness trek. Ask me, when you cross this river, if you have any concerns. One poor gal hiked up 5 miles, then retraced back to the river. Possible diagnosis? Stress fractures in her right foot.

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