Irene sure did a number on New England. The White Mountains were hit hard; many roads were damaged or swept away. Floods devastated Vermont. Many trails in the Catskills and Adirondacks are closed until further notice, and Baxter State Park shut down for a few days. It's a mess up here.
We were supposed to drive to Baxter State Park, home of Maine's Katahdin, on August 28. However, that was the day Irene showed up and dumped water on everything, so we stayed home until Tuesday. Once Baxter's park rangers declared Katahdin's trails safe for travel, the girls and I hit the road and made our way north. We climbed Katahdin on August 31; the trip report will be posted tomorrow.
We now prepare for our trip out west. During the next four weeks, we will attempt the state highpoints of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. I've no idea if we'll make any of the summits, but I can guarantee that we'll have fun trying.
My heart goes out to all those who were affected by Irene's fury. There's a lot of sadness out there right now. This hurricane did a massive amount of damage.
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