July 13th, 2016. Baxter Peak, Maine. My son Andrew and I struck out to attempt Maine's highest peak via the Cathedrals, a third-class mountaineering route best described by my son as "exposed." We took three days for this adventure, camping at the Chimney Pond Bunkhouse. Clouds shrouded the summit on our bid day but this only led to the excitement for an eleven year-old boy who's greatest wish beyond summiting was to "stick his head in the clouds." We did both and I'm so very proud of Andy for accomplishing what is arguably the most difficult hiking trail in New England. What's better is that Mainetoday.com and their quarterly magazine will be running not only my article about the experience, but Andy's journal entries as well. A proud day to be a dad. Below is a collection of photos from our trip. If Andy's not in the photo, it was one that he snapped. He's off to a good start as a photographer.
The Greatest Mountain, Katahdin, Maine
20 Jul 2016