What a weekend! We drove up to the northern part of Baxter State Park, which is FOREVER away from home (like, 6ish hours' drive without traffic!) Then we hiked in to Russell Pond, which is 9.6 miles from the South Branch Pond entrance. I haven't been backpacking since I was in Girl Scouts...so like 7th grade. Yikes. Confession: I'm using the same backpack as the last time I went backpacking. Oops. (Hey REI, wanna sponsor a gear review?? :-D)
So starting from the top.
Katahdin Lodge. I wish this weren't 6+ hours away, because this place was really fun. They had a drum set and pool table! It's definitely the kind of place that gets rowdy during hunting season. Love it.
What'd you do for the long weekend?
Have you ever been backpacking? When, where, how long?
Can you walk barefoot on rocks in water? I have a history of not being able to.