Last week we took off for Maine with the goal to climb all 14 of Maine’s 4,000 foot summits.  There are 115 mountains over 4,000 feet in the northeast; 48 in New York, 48 in New Hampshire, 14 in Maine, and 5 in Vermont.  We are trying to climb them all, and going into the trip we had 33 left, including 13 in Maine (we had done Katahdin once before). 

We figured that we would start with the northernmost peak and work our way south so that the drive home would be shorter.

Our days lined up as follows:

·  Day 1: Mt Coe, South Brother, and North Brother – Only North Brother is a 4,000 footer.  This was an 11.2 mile hike with over 3,000 feet of elevation

·  Day 2: Mt. Katahdin (Baxter and Hamlin Peaks). This was an 11.1 mile hike with approximately 5,000 feet of elevation

·  Day 3: South Crocker, North Crocker and Redington.  This was 8.6 miles and 4,200 feet of elevation gain.

·  Day 4: Abraham, Spaulding, and Sugarloaf.  13.2 miles and 5,300 feet of elevation gain

·  Day 5: Bigelow and Bigelow Avery Mountains.  10.4 mountains and 3,300 feet of elevation gain, followed by Saddleback and Saddleback the Horn for another 6.8 miles and 3,300 feet of elevation gain

·  Day 6: Old Speck.  8.6 miles and 3,100 feet of elevation gain

So after approximately 70 miles of hiking and 31,200 feet of elevation, we conquered the fourteen 4,000 footers from Maine, dropping our total needed to complete the northeastern 115 down to 20.

I appreciate everyone that donated so far to the Cerini Challenge to support the Lymphatic Education and Research Network.  For those who have not yet supported me, it’s not to late.  Please click on the donate here button and contribute to LE&RN.  I will be back on the mountains in September … I’ll reach out to you then again for a donation.

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    Hi Ken, This journey might beat all the others you have climbed. Doing something like this for a special cause makes this climb extraordinary. Joel and I wish you and the Team a wonderful, safe and joyous journey. Our hats off to you all who, " Care and DO" Our best Elaine and Joel Robins.

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    Thank you for all that you do to help others. Go take on those mountains and be safe.

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    Most people never experience this elite mountain climbing experience and high altitude training and skills. Kudos to all of you for your individual, and team accomplishments and for supporting a very needed cause. Mike and Cathy Grossfeld

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    Wishing you all the best on every step! Please be careful and know you are inspiring everyone to do more and climb higher each and every day! Be well. Be peace. Be love.

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    Best of luck completing your amazing challenge, Ken! You can do it!!!

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    Hey Ken, My good friend has lymphoma . Terrible. Your trip sounds exciting and somewhat dangerous so take all care. Best, Carol LoCascio

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    Go, Ken. You are an example to us all!

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