The AT's Toughest Mile
Deirdre Fleming describes well the experience of hiking Mahoosuc Notch near the New Hampshire border.
The legendary mile of the Appalachian Trail is said to be the toughest challenge on the 2,160-mile footpath. Look out over it from the connecting Notch Trail, and see why.
Buried here along Maine's Mahoosuc Mountain Range, hiking slows to a shuffle, which draws to a scramble, which often becomes a crawl over, under and through a massive boulder field.
The truth is, in Mahoosuc Notch, pain is a matter of perspective. [Link]