Mountains!

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.

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Beautiful late summer weather in Maine.

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Clouds burning off in the morning.

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I’m pretty hard on my knees – knee warmers keep them warm and pain free.

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Looking south towards the Knife Edge trail.

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Almost excessively well marked trails in the Chic Chocs.

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A surprisingly large lake in the mountains.

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One of the six moose we saw in three days.

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The midpoint of our traverse.

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Wild chicken!

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Stream or footpath?

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Rest whenever you can – note rock being used as pillow.

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Fascinating landscape.

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Beginning our descent.

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Almost home.

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My boots have been with me a long time, and I consider them worth their weight in gold.

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