Appalachian Trail Southbound, Baxter State Park, Maine, May 30, 2010.

Photo Memory: “Blowdown Twist” photographed by Nichole Hastings

This past winter had been hard on the trail.

There were many felled trees due to violent gusting winds.

Appalachian Trail Southbound, Baxter State Park, Maine, May 30, 2010.

Blowdown Twist photographed by Nichole Hastings

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Katahdin Streams, Appalachian Trail, Baxter State Park, Maine, May 30, 2010.

Photo Memory: “First Bath on the Appalachian Trail” photographed by Nichole Hastings | Hiking

“It was a hot day and I hadn’t bathed for three days.  This spot on Nesouadnehunk Streams looked so inviting.  It was painfully cold.  I forced myself into it, scrubbed my skin and hair with sand while shaking uncontrollably.  The mountain fed stream was icy, I could hardly breathe, my skin stung and turned red.”

Katahdin Streams, Appalachian Trail, Baxter State Park, Maine, May 30, 2010.

First Bath on the Appalachian Trail photographed by Nichole Hastings

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Thoreau Spring, Hunt Trail, Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine, May 30, 2010.

Photo Memory: “Thoreau Spring” photographed by Nichole Hastings | Hiking Mt. Katahdin

“I jumped in this spring

and it was so cold

I felt like my heart

was going to stop beating.”

~Anonymous

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Thoreau Spring, Hunt Trail, Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine, May 30, 2010.

Thoreau Spring photographed by Nichole Hastings

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