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I Didn’t See This Chasm of Despair in the Elevation Profile

Compared to many other states on the trail, Massachusetts doesn’t have a lot of elevation gain or loss.  I’ve now hiked a little over 80 of its 90.5 miles of the AT (the steep climb up Mt Everett is still to come), and it’s seemed easier than Shenandoah to me.  As a result, I’ve finally gotten to experience the trail as more of a mental challenge than a physical one.  And the mental ups and downs have been pretty steep.
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