Tag Archives: day hike

Bagging the End of the AT

Just before the 4th,  Rob, Sweeney and I were up with friends rafting near Baxter State Park.  Though the camping weather was overly moist, the rafting was a blast.  That night Rob and I set our sights on peak bagging Katahdin.

We were heading out around 8 when our friend Ben showed up and we all drove off into Baxter. The hike began under cloudy skies into dense fog up from Abol campground.  We quickly rose above treeline where the trail followed a rock slide and led us up one of the steepest continual ascent we’ve encountered since Great Gulf. read more

Torrey Pines

This past weekend I was out in San Diego for LBK and Emily’s wedding.  Amid all of the pre-wedding hustle we found time for good old fashioned outdoors fun.  LBK brought us out to Torrey Pines State Reserve, where we went for a great walk through the hills of SoCal which abut the coastline in so many places.  This is another great hike if your pressed for time, but are in the mood for some great scenery.  And since San Diego has virtually the best weather possible, you can just show up whenever you feel like it and enjoy the scene. read more