Mike’s Blog

  • Day 11-14: Monson to Caratuck. It’s been awhile since an update. Cell phone coverage has been pretty much non-existent in the backwoods of Maine. Hiking is going well the terrain is still very rugged with lots of up and downs and very rocky. Shoes are taking a beating. Hopefully they will make 700 miles, currently ...
  • Day 14-16: Caratuck to Stratton Covered about 40 miles of very tough up and downs. It’s hard, especially the down hills on my old knees. Day 14 we had our canoe ride across the kennebec river, mandatory, due to some hikers being swept away by the current and worst case drowning. Still hiking with Lucky ...
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  • Day 10: Rest Day! Spent the day at Shaw’s hiker hostel. It was a good day to rest, resupply, wash clothes, and eat lots of food. About twenty hikers spent the day here with the majority being North bounders preparing for the 100 mile Wilderness and the climb up Katahdin. My next stop will ...
  • Days 7 -8: Finished the 100 mile Maine wilderness! Two more days of hiking completed and covered 28 more miles. Hking with a couple of guys whose Trail names are lucky boy and cheesesteak. Lucky boy is about my age and cheese steak is about 10 years younger. We hiked at about the same speed and have the same ...
  • Days 5-7:Maine Wilderness Thunderstorms came through in the morning made for much cooler hiking Temps though the trail was very wet slippery and boggy. Lots of ups and downs can covered 43 miles. on day six received my first Trail magic or as I would prefer to call them Trail blessings. Bloodhound his ...
  • Day 3-4: Maine 100 mile wilderness It’s been hot! Upper eighties to low nineties. Averaging 12 to 15 miles for the last two days. Scenery and views are fantastic. Hiking is tough, more challenging then I anticipated. Hiking with Mr. Burns (his Trail name), he is 71 years old and is doing well. So far I ...
  • Day 4 Still in the Wilderness Woke up at 5:15 am to thunder. Packed up quickly and on the trail by 6:00. Got soaked and walked in the rain until noon. Heat is gone and now have cooler temps and good breezes. Helps with the bugs too. Covered 15.5 miles today. Yes I stink, four days ...
  • July 9 Mike is planning on fording a river today.  It is wide with a slick, rocky bottom.  Please pray for steady legs and safety!
  • July 6 and 7 – Maine Wilderness Mike was pleasantly surprised when he heard about a hostel in the wilderness!  It’s call White House Landing. He was picked up at a boat landing and taken across the lake to the hostel where he was able to enjoy a shower, supper, and shelter for the night!  Saturday was ...