Having a close friend or family member who is a strong, skilled hiker with myriad related outdoor skills and specialized gear at the ready just in case things don’t go as planned is awesome. Literally a would-be life-saver. But if you don’t, you still have us. More and more we find ourselves being that close friend. Obviously we do this professionally so we can’t settle for just a post-hike burger, beer, and gas money, but we have been there for others nonetheless. A lot: Leading backpacking trips into Wilderness areas, navigating New England Hundred Highest peaks like the ones featured here, the more remote or more challenging 4000-footers, Terrifying 25 Trails like Huntington Ravine. Mt Katahdin’s peaks and the Brothers. It’s catching on.
What follows are a few photos from Redline Guide Ken Hodges‘ most recent trip leading a single guest who wishes to remain private to White Cap (3655′) then Kennebago Divide (3776′). Followed by an attempt on Boundary Peak (3855′) which was foiled due to a bow hunting season closure. Interestingly, Ken learned from a local ranger that Boundary Peak is the highest mountain on the US/Canadian border east of Montana. After that effort, they went on to summit East Kennebago (3789’). This is just part of a multi trip effort — one that’s still in progress. Stay tuned!
Great lead so far, Ken, well done Team! Thanks for choosing Redline Guiding.