VMO: Maine's Grafton Trail Loop (38 Miles)
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Grosvenor-Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD
Let's celebrate 'Murica in the mountains of Southern Maine. Along the way we'll enjoy views from Old Speck, Sunday River White Cap and East Baldplate Mtn. Here's the plan: Thursday 7/4: We'll start by heading south briefly on the AT from here (44.589805, -70.946751). We'll have the option of doing an out and back to Speck before turning off towards Old Speck. Camp is at Bull Brook after 5-7 miles. Friday 7/5: We'll head east and camp at Stewart campsite after about 15 miles. Saturday 7/6: We'll hike another 14 miles or so and camp at Bald Plate Shelter once we reconnect to the AT. Sunday 7/7: After a short 2.5 mile hike, we'll be back at the cars to start the long drive back to DC. Transportation is TBD depending RSVPs. Option 1- Drive both ways leaving from DC Wednesday evening, camping or hotel along the way, and finishing the drive the next day. Option 2- Take a very early flight from BWI to Boston Thursday morning, rent a car, and complete the drive. In this scenario, we'll also drive back to DC. DC ULers have maps: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/map-grafton-loop-trail.pdf https://www.amazon.com/Appalachian-Pleasant-National-Geographic-Illustrated/dp/1597756490 By RSVPing to this trip or any other DC UL trip, you agree to DC UL's waiver liability terms (http://www.meetup.com/DC-UL-Backpacking/pages/Liability_Waiver/).