Cherokee ancient mountain god; protector of wanderers.
|CK goes out for a walk...|
|Adventures on the Appalachian Trail|
began Wednesday, May 26 as he and Mary Ann set off for Maine. May 30
Charlie (trail name "Tuna" ~ Sorry, Charlie) and his hiking
partner Mack Spainhour (trail name "Macchaeus") set off up
Mt. Katahdin which is where the AT begins. On May 31 the gentlemen
said goodbye to their loved ones and set off. Mary Ann and her sister
Barbara met Charlie and Mack June 4 to bring a food supply.
Mack is keeping a trail journal which can be read at http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=66476
Click the next button at the above link to read more entries.
The Maine portion of the trail is 281 miles. The northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail is Katahdin, 5,267 ft. high, in Baxter State Park in central Maine. The Trail continues southwest to Monson, eventually crossing the Kennebec River, at about the Maine halfway point. Many mountains later, and after passing through the famed Mahoosuc and Grafton notches, the Trail enters New Hampshire.
*Note 06/29/04 - Mary Ann called and said Mack had to return home with a knee injury. Charlie is continuing by himself. He is almost out of Maine.
Updated Aug 24: Pictures with the yellow date stamp furnished by Mack. Additional pictures from CK from May 31 - June 30 in Maine.