Backpacking and long distance thru-hiking is not always blissful.
It takes hard work, dedication and determination to stay the course when walking, tramping, sauntering or trekking. But like life, the rewards are sweet for those willing to put one foot in front of the other. Throughout my ‘hiking career,’ my feet have moved me forward on six continents, in the United States, England, France, Argentina, Chile, Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa.
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The Wildcats are considered some of the hardest hiking in New Hampshire with sketchy rock climbs.
The short section that straddles Maine and New Hampshire is considered one of the hardest with bouldering and dangerously steep descents.
It’s incredibly steep up and down on rock with a glorious reward of open balds above treeline.
The trail hits dangerous rotting boards over deep bogs plus an alpine climb of Beamis and Old Blue Mountains.