Using Campbellton as a base I have made short trips to some beautiful mountainous areas. First I traveled to Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park in Maine. I was able to hike along the Knife Edge trail and it certainly did not disappoint. In August I was finally able to visit the Chic Choc mountains on the Gaspe Peninsula and hiked 75km along their length over three days. I look forward to returning to them in winter.
Beautiful late summer weather in Maine.
Clouds burning off in the morning.
I’m pretty hard on my knees – knee warmers keep them warm and pain free.
Looking south towards the Knife Edge trail.
Almost excessively well marked trails in the Chic Chocs.
A surprisingly large lake in the mountains.
One of the six moose we saw in three days.
The midpoint of our traverse.
Stream or footpath?
Rest whenever you can – note rock being used as pillow.
Beginning our descent.
My boots have been with me a long time, and I consider them worth their weight in gold.