9/13 stealth past Cascade Mountain (6)

October 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm

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We took a little holiday in Gorham, one of the last ‘vortex towns’ of the trail.  It was nice to spend some time with friends and take our minds off hiking.  We are all a little mentally exhausted from the trail.  We ate, rested, ate, resupplied, ate, and did laundry.  The next day, of course, no one wanted to leave.  The cold weather (a tough wake-up call after our brief Indian summer) and the dull rain was not particularly motivating either.

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Limey, Snakebite, First Gear, and Greenlite all headed to Pinkham notch and we finally dragged ourselves back to the parking lot on Route 2 to climb up Mt. Hayes.  We camped on top of Cascade after a rainy trudge.  We should be more excited to start Maine so soon, especially after our hiatus from hiking, but I think everyone is feeling the weight of our leftover miles and the call of home.