Honestly, I don’t think hiking in Maine can be more difficult than it was in the Whites, but I have never hiked in this state before, so I will just have to experience it and find out.
To be sure, Maine includes the same challenges found in New Hampshire and throws in a few extras, like being located much more remotely from civilization.
It doesn’t hurt to remember, though, that if these mountains were impossible to climb, the AT wouldn’t be running over them.
Knowing this and knowing I have already gotten myself this far, I’m finally able to stop questioning my stamina and durability. I’m trying to accept I am a slow hiker and it takes me longer to get to a destination than some of the other hikers.