One of the things we wanted to do before we left Maine was to hike Mt. Katahdin - Maine's highest peak and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Over the years there have been a couple dates planned for this mountain and none of the them worked out.
We decided that moving from Maine didn't mean we couldn't go back to bag this mountain (that's just a little locker room, testosterone-talk for reaching the summit).
But it's always more fun to do this kind of trip with family and friends. Honestly, if you want to climb big mountains with your kids do it with other people. This was our strategy for Mt. Washington also.
We were joined by good friends, the K. family (our winter camping buddies) and my parents.
I realize this is an insane amount of photos but if you click on the first one (or any one for that matter) you can click through a slideshow of our trip, including our Nova Scotia departure early Friday morning.
If you go:
We liked Katahdin Cabins of Millinocket, ME. Very hospitable, cozy and reasonably priced.