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Vacation 2001 - Maine Appalachian Trail Pictures
PAGE 2 - New York City to The Trail Entrance 7/20 - 7/21

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PAGE 1 - The Plan - How It All Came Together
PAGE 2 - New York City to The Trail Entrance 7/20 - 7/21
PAGE 3 - The Bigelow Mountain Range to Kennebec River at Caratunk 7/22 -7/25
PAGE 4 - Caratunk to The Completion of the 100 Mile Wilderness 7/26 - 8/02
PAGE 5 - Abol Bridge, Baxter State Park and Summiting Katahdin - 8/04-8/06
PAGE 6 - Bangor, Georgetown, Freeport, Portland, Bar Harbor, St. John, Bangor, New York 8/6 - 8/11
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Hitch-hiking. It's sorta like hiking...

We left New York at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday the 21st, and arrived in Augusta @ 10:00 a.m. We ate breakfast at Friendly's, then started walking the highway. The very cool girl on the previous page gave us our first lift. Two lifts later, "Lou" picked us up.

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Lou, though unable to walk, could drive. And drive she did! She took us on a tour of western Maine in her Dodge Dynasty, though she wouldn't accept a dime. Two hours later, she dropped us at our trail entrance on the side of Highway 27. Below is a picture of Dan at the entrance.

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"No, the Trail Goes AROUND the Mountains"

Brendan: "Look at that view, take my picture"
Dan: (Taking Picure Below) "Thats gonna be a tough climb"
Brendan: "Dan, the trail dosen't go over the mountains. No, it goes AROUND the mountains."

I was wrong. We ended up climbing the mountains. Below is the picture taken while I still thought we would be traversing something akin to a local dirt bike path.

View of Bigelows

The real hiking began the next day.

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