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hikeman76Route Climbed: Abol Trail Date Climbed: June 9 2005  Sucess!

hikeman76

VERY hot with tons of blackflies. Views from the top were excellent and I can't wait to go back next summer!
Posted Jun 11, 2005 9:57 am

Pawel KrolRoute Climbed: Waterfall Gulley Date Climbed: Feb 2005  Sucess!

Pawel Krol

Nice and hard alpine climb !

Highly classic and recommended
Posted Jun 1, 2005 10:28 am

BerenRoute Climbed: Saddle Trail Date Climbed: August 8, 2003  Sucess!
Awesome climb, though a bit foggy and wet. This was my third attempt (rained out previous 2). My wife and I made it up together though neither of us were in good physical shape at the time. Something about that mountain will keep us coming back - Knife's Edge in 2005!
Posted May 12, 2005 11:45 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: Catheral Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 1991  Sucess!
A tough little climb. Man, was this park over-regulated!

The rangers were so officious it just made you want

to break a rule. Otherwise I did get one of my favorite

summit shots(the AT termination) here.
Posted Apr 13, 2005 12:02 am

DundeelRoute Climbed: Abol Trail Date Climbed: September 1977  Sucess!

Dundeel

Less than 100 feet of visibility until I reached the summit. Suddenly the clouds lifted and you could see for 20 miles. Thirty minutes later, the cloud window closed as if the mountain had given it to me as a reward.
Posted Mar 10, 2005 1:20 am

hikeman76Route Climbed: Hunt Trail Date Climbed: June 10, 2004  Sucess!

hikeman76

By far my favorite mountain to climb. Being out of shape, it was quite a challenge and the exposed sections made be a bit nervous on the way up. All in all, the climb was incredible...
Posted Feb 21, 2005 2:21 pm

amcfarreRoute Climbed: Knife Edge Date Climbed: Sept 25, 2003  Sucess!

amcfarre

Windy day with clouds stuck on Katahdin's summit all day. The Knife Edge was a fun walk/scramble and not as windy as the Helon Taylor route I took to Pamola. I continued over to Hamlin's summit to make a long loop and for the views of Katahdin. An early start and the wind advisory meant I only saw 3 other groups out above treeline.



Full report with pictures
Posted Feb 17, 2005 10:24 am

chilkootRoute Climbed: Hunt/AT Date Climbed: August 26, 1998  Sucess!

chilkoot

I've climbed Katahdin three times, but the most memorable was this day when I completed my AT Thruhike. I found I appreciated the mountain a lot more when I had 5 months to ponder my arrival and for the last week could see it growing larger as I drew a little closer each day.
Posted Feb 8, 2005 11:29 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: Saddle Trail Date Climbed: October 11, 2004  Sucess!
Rocky trail with a bit of a breeze on top. Easy day.
Posted Jan 26, 2005 10:29 pm

benRoute Climbed: Knife Ridge, Saddle Trail Date Climbed: August, 1990  Sucess!

ben

I've hiked/climbed Katahdin 2 times, both on visits to my Grandfather's house in Northern Maine. I was very young the first time, so my only memory is very strong winds - my father, uncle, and brother joked about tying a rope around my waist and using me as a kite. The second time, I went with my dad and uncle (again), and the wind wasn't as strong. Katahdin is a great highpoint, and a beautiful spot in Maine (one of many).
Posted Nov 4, 2004 2:06 am

csmcgranahanRoute Climbed: Up Hunt Trail, Down Helon Taylor Trail Date Climbed: September 11, 2004  Sucess!

csmcgranahan

This was a great hike on a great mountain! See my trip report.
Posted Oct 31, 2004 3:25 pm

whiteheatRoute Climbed: Helon Taylor, Knife Edge, Saddle, Hamlin Ridge, Roaring Brook Date Climbed: July 4th 2004  Sucess!

whiteheat

Climbing Katahdin was the best 4th of July I've ever had. It was the first big mountain I've climbed and inspired me to start hiking more often. The weather was absolutely perfect, and it wasn't too crowded. The Knife Edge is amazing. I plan on going back every year. Katahdin makes me proud to be a Mainer.
Posted Oct 13, 2004 11:51 pm

corsairRoute Climbed: Helon Taylor to Knife Edge Date Climbed: august 10, 2000  Sucess!

corsair

Started the trip at 6:00AM with just about perfect weather the whole climb. Not many climbers on Helon Taylor, but when we left Pamola Peak to the Knife Edge, we encountered swarms of people all the way to Baxter. On the whole it made for a great but crowded day on the mountain.
Posted Sep 8, 2004 5:05 pm

sskeepRoute Climbed: Dudley to Knife Edge to Summit to Hamlin Date Climbed: Aug. 20, 2004  Sucess!

sskeep

Pat, Scott and I managed to hit a perfect day during a rainy spell. High winds on Dudley, beautiful views all the way. The climb didn't take long so we extended the trip by going to the less traveled Hamlin Peak. Took a cold, soapless bath in the Chimney Pond Outlet. A moose visited out campsite the next morning at Chimney Pond. A great climb all around, but a little busy at the summit.
Posted Aug 24, 2004 2:55 pm

ChrisPierzRoute Climbed: Cathedral Date Climbed: July 16, 2004  Sucess!

ChrisPierz

Great hike and views even though it was limited with the fog. Ranger Snow at Roaring Brook was a very friendly guy that had a wealth of information. Brian, I think it is 30 minutes that you have to wait before swimming and not 15.
Posted Aug 15, 2004 11:06 pm

dspalRoute Climbed: Cathedral and Knife Edge trails Date Climbed: August 1989  Sucess!

dspal

Done over 2 days, very rocky and exposed, great view of glacial cirque and lake, fantastic trip...
Posted Aug 1, 2004 12:20 pm

lmillerRoute Climbed: Cathedral/Hamlin Ridge Date Climbed: June 21, 2004  Sucess!
5 of us climbed via the Cathedral Trail which is 1.5 miles of steep boulders. It was a fun climb. On the summit it was foggy and around 40 degrees. Afterwards we summited Hamlin peak (which is easy) and then descended via the Hamlin Ridge Trail. The weather cleared and it was a scenic descent with great views on both sides of the ridge. Occasionally the wind gusted up to maybe 60 MPH. Altogether our hike was around 11 miles total with about 4000 feet elevation gain.
Posted Jul 8, 2004 3:12 pm

BobSmithRoute Climbed: Chimney Pond to Cathedral to Knife Edge to Helon Taylor. Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

BobSmith

What a muscle bruising, thigh burning, anus-clenching adventure this was! No one told me about the catwalk! The descent over Pamola and down and down and down and down the Helon Taylor Trail really jarred us. We could barely move the next day. Wouldn't trade the experience for anything, despite the overcast skies and occasional rain. I plan to go back in a couple of years.

Posted Apr 20, 2004 10:39 pm

cragRoute Climbed: Knife Edge Date Climbed: July 5, 1995  Sucess!

crag

Katahdin is my favorite mountain in the east. The only bummer is all the rules imposed by Baxter State Park - especially for winter climbs. This was my second trip. We camped outside the park and drove in shortly after the gate opened. My wife and I blazed up the Helon Taylor Trail, accross the Knife Edge (passing heavy traffic) and to the summit on a gorgeous, warm summer day. She wanted to keep going and tag Hamlin, but we were nearly out of water so I persuaded her to head down the Saddle trail. We arrived back at the trailhead in the early afternoon. One of the most enjoyable days of hiking I can remember.

Posted Jan 24, 2004 1:33 pm

LaraRoute Climbed: Hunt Date Climbed: June 1990  Sucess!

Lara

This was the kick-off of a 200+ mile trip on the Maine Appalachian Trail (and my first mountain trip east of the Rockies!). I was blessed with the exceptional company of Dan, Julia & Kris. Dan’s mom and brother joined us for our day hike up K. We started out with fine weather which deteriorated later in the afternoon. Views from the summit were impressive and moody…the rain started on top and increased steadily, making our trip back down the boulders all the more exciting. Tom, the youngest (12?) in our group led the pack and was first back to the car. Little did we know that the rain & swollen rivers would plague us for days……….
Posted Jan 14, 2004 1:32 pm

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