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kakakiwUp and down  Sucess!


Long time ago,date is real fuzzy, but did Katahdin leaving from Chimney Pond up to Pamola over the Knife Edge (it wasn't that bad, I loved it) and then down Cathedral Trail. Hmm, need a repeat.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 2:54 pm

Bark EaterIt was home range for a while  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 1986

Bark Eater

I lived in Millinocket from 1984 to 1990, and climbed Katahdin perhaps a dozen times via all the standard trails. The most memorable was our winter ascent over President's day weekend in 1986, via the Hunt Trail.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 12:19 pm

RockOnKnife's Edge!!  Sucess!


Did it as a kid with the boy scouts. What a great climb!
Posted Aug 15, 2007 9:00 pm

chugach mtn boyArmadillo gulley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 1979

chugach mtn boy

After spending too much time in the approach cliff bands, bailed out of the Armadillo and climbed the horrendously loose 4th class stuff to its right directly to the summit. Not a recommended route.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 4:05 pm

JohnMcPikeBrutal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007


Toughest hike I done to date.
Did the Hunt Trail
Posted Jun 28, 2007 1:29 am

J FoxKnife Edge: Climbed multiple times when I was a kid  Sucess!

J Fox

Growing up in Maine this was the king of the mountains. My Dad took me up this a number of times when I was younger. The Knife Edge probably got me hooked on scrambling for the rest of my life.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 3:25 am

mountainloverCOFun Climb and a Beautiful Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007


Scrambled up the Cathedral Ridge route which was a blast and then descended via the Knife Edge (also a ton of fun). Overall, we couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable day on the mountain-crystal clear blue skies all day and views as far as the eye could see. Katahdin was the most fun I've had climbing on the east coast!
Posted Jun 17, 2007 9:04 am

Jim CarrKnife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 1992
Always a fun route.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 2:45 pm

starship_jenAbol Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


HP #26! It was a beautiful day to climb the Big K. Abol Trail was the only trail open due to snow and ice on the others. Hiked with Paul and we enjoyed views from the top as well as our traditional Reese's Peanut Butter Cups--yum! Steep and rocky, but what a mountain!!
Posted May 29, 2007 9:00 am

MoapaPkchildhood dream  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1990


I originally planned to go in April, 1971. Trip after trip was cancelled, then as luck would have it, my brother-in-law got married in Maine...

My wife and I went up an easy route to the top, then went back on the knife edge. Before we started off on the edge, she turned to me and said, "I want you to know I'm doing this only because I love you".
Posted May 15, 2007 11:03 pm

The edgeHP #35  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2002

The edge

Ok; now to the serious HP's.... 70% is now done... I only have the hard ones left... My friend Philip Lee... first time hiker followed me to Kathadin... He almost died on the mountain...
Thanks for your poles... they were pretty usefull...
At least a dozen times on the peak...
Two times in Winter... Once via the Knife edge in W...
Awesome views...
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:52 pm

jvarholakAT  Sucess!


bittersweet end to 1976 AT thru-hike...bittersweet cuz it ended
Posted Feb 14, 2007 9:28 pm

VaughnHSnow in June  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2002


From their lake side wedding site South of Mt. Katahdin there appeared to be a snow patch close to Baxter Peak. Later as we crossed Table Land on the Appalacian Trail my daughter-in-law would not let me leave the trail to investigate.
Posted Dec 30, 2006 4:54 am

matt81Great Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006


Up Hamlin Ridge trail and over to Baxter Peak. Sunshine and perfect weather.
Posted Nov 28, 2006 4:38 am

Sheazula3 trips to the Greatest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006


I have summited Katahdin three times once in 2005 and two times in 2006. My most successful was on the date posted. Me and two of my friends hiked all of the Maine AT and got a great day on the Mountain, amazing expirence! The university of Maine at Farmington outing club also made the trip up the mountain this past October with 24 people. The leaves colors in Baxter were great, and the whole group summited without injury, great mountain... go HIKE KATAHDIN!
Posted Nov 20, 2006 2:14 am

mattdalmanThe Hunt Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006


Climbed on an absolutely perfect sunny day. There was no wind whatsoever on the saddle or the summit. Very enjoyable fun climb.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 9:46 am

abkfenrisGroup hike from school  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2005


We got to get out of school for a extra couple of days to hike Katahdin. There were 8 of us on the trip, one maine guide and one who was just obsessed with the park. I'm hoping I can go back some time during the winter, hopefully with the local SAR group (not to do a search and rescue, but it's winter training and fun up there). I'm up for hiking it again during the summer, when I'm usually somewhere between Bethel and Boothbay harbor.
Posted Oct 15, 2006 10:50 pm

FlandersDudley, Knife Edge, Saddle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006


Fun hike up. Plenty of boulders with easy hand-holds. Saw only 1 other person on this trail.

Knife Edge was great and Saddle was...well the Saddle. All around a great loop hike from Chimney Pond.
Posted Sep 26, 2006 10:44 pm

bidwelldkRoute Climbed Helon Taylor to Knife Edge  Sucess!


Climbed knife edge twice and can't imagine hiking the mountain any other way. One of the most beautiful trails I've ever been on! Looking forward to coming back and trying it in the winter.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 7:34 pm

IamLubosLast NE HP!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


This is a really spectacular mountain, kind of like an east-coast cascade volcano. We went up the Abol trail and came down Hunt. Hunt was less steep, but I still managed to rip my pants. Oops! This was my last north-east highpoint.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 4:53 am

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