In order to make Katahdin ME before it closes in Mid October, a person needs to average somewhere between 11-13 miles per day. This mileage may vary depending on a number of reasons. Before you get your hiking legs you may fall short. On easier terrain you may far exceed the average. Either way it sometimes feels like a grind. We’re trying to maintain perspective and not miss the many subtleties that can slip by when in the “zone.”
Rock Spring Hut had a dazzling view, especially at night with Shenandoah Valley lights far below. The daytime view does not disappoint.