I started southbound in June of 1997, with too much pack weight, bad boots, and a few unrealistic expectations. By Hannover my fasciitis was so bad, I had to get off the trail. Here’s a Google doc spreadsheet of my campsites and mileage. I believe this will be useful to someone planning. Maine is hard, very hard, in the Spring/Summer, and you need to be realistic about what you can accomplish.
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Smokebeard has hiked the 2652 mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 2160+ mile Appalachian Trail, the 73+ mile Great Glen Cycle Route, all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks, the 78+ mile Rhode Island North/South Trail, and the Saranac Six. He is also a certified Leave No Trace Trainer. A former MATC Caretaker in the Piazza Rock/Saddleback area, he’s passionate about applying Leave No Trace as an ethical system. His latest adventure was a 3 week thruhike of the 273 mile Long Trail in Vermont.