We started the day with a 4 mile run in Millinocket then drove 10 miles to the Baxter State park gate and another 10 miles on logging roads to the trailhead. We started off with a nice hike up to the summit of South Turner Mountain (3,123'). The 1:04 to hike up was a great warm-up for what was to come.
|Al, checking out the summit of South Turner|
|Soaked through on East Turner|
Another 100 miles had us at the base of Mt Waldo (1,060') the most prominent peak in Waldo county. We ran to the summit in 14:04 then spent 5:20 on top and ran back down in 13:54 for a total of 33:18. I was pretty spent at this time but the day wasn't over yet...we had another 70 miles to drive to get to Augusta where we crashed for the night.
|Al almost on the summit|
Drive - 200 miles
Run - 12+ miles
Hike - 4:16 (total time on our feet = 7:55:08)
Peaks - 3
Day 4 was another eary morning as I hit Dunkin Donuts right at sunrise. We drove 25 miles to McGaffey Mountain and at 7am we were out and running. Up to the 1,310' summit of the highest point in Kennebec county. We ran up in 12:54, spent a few minutes kicking around then ran down in 9:09.
15 miles of driving and we were at the foot of Shackley hill for a nice run in the woods. Our round trip run of 26:33 had us reaching the highest point in Androscoggin county. This was Al's final county high point in Maine (I've still got two to go).
|Al closes the book on Maine county high points|
|I don't think you really need to climb this boulder to claim the highest point|
Day four totals:
Drive - 225 miles
Run - 14 miles
Hike - 0
Peaks - 5
Drive - 1,020 miles
Run - 54 miles
Hike - 7:15
Peaks - 17