Grafton Notch I
What better way is there to explore your new home than to see Maine’s expansive wilderness from the top of a mountain? On the western half of the Grafton Loop Trail, you will summit Stowe Mountain, Sunday River Whitecap, and the 4170-foot Old Spec Mountain and experience the beautiful landscape that Maine has to offer. This casual trip that takes you up a steady incline for three out of the four days also offers some challenging sections of trail that will be well rewarded once you are standing at the top of Old Spec looking at the beautiful views. Grades are mostly easy to moderate with a few short steep pitches. Sharing the trail with AT through hikers and sitting around the campfire at night calls for some new and exciting friendships to be made.
Mileage: 12.7 miles
Michelle is a wild beet from Old Lyme, CT. While not conversing with worms in the soil, she plays with rocks and minerals. She likes compost, greeting the sun with salutations, and running through flames.
Jameson is a spectacled bear from the Seattle area. He likes frisbees and words. He also likes tea and English muffins and square watermelons. Sometimes he likes to yell “Wahoo!”