from Bennett’s Blog:
I traced the AT on the map with my eyes, sipping my coffee, and soon discovered something. When the AT reached the base of Bear Mountain, it went all the way over the peak then back down, almost rejoining the exact spot where it had gone up the mountain. ‘So, basically the AT magicians who designed this trail just want us to climb this giant mountain for the view? This seems so silly and unnecessary. They’re supposed to be sending us to Maine – can’t they ever just do that somewhat efficiently?’ I said to Mio.