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monealHelon Taylor / Knife's Edge / Hunt Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006


An absolutely perfect day in Maine. Clear skies, light winds and cool temps. Came up the Helon Taylor, across the Knife edge to the summit, and then down the Hunt Trail to the road where my wife picked me up. I only had one day to climb and cashed in. Loved the route, best hike/climb east of the Mississippi river IMHO. #25 on my state highpoint list. Half way there!
Posted Aug 15, 2006 10:40 pm

pingzingrHelon Taylor / Knife's Edge / Saddle Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006


Amazing day on Katahdin with my father. Probably couldn't have asked for a better one. Went up Helon Taylor trail to Pamola then across the Knife's Edge to South and Baxter Peaks. I was hoping for more climbing along it like on the Chimney but that was a really nice section. Overall a wonderful trip and look forward to coming back and trying another route.
Posted Aug 13, 2006 8:14 pm

rasgoatone of the best n.e. summits!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005


ascended the cathederal trail. alot of nice scrambling! with many different levels of scrambling all throughout the trail. at the summit there were several through hikers celebrating thier accomplishment. it made me feel small! descended saddle and saw a HUGE mother moose with baby in the chimney pond trail. next time, the knife edge!!!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 9:38 pm

musicmountaincathedral  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005


great mountain
Posted Aug 2, 2006 12:55 am

woodstriderMaine's Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2006


Took Chimney Pond Trail to Saddle Trail to the top where a good sized crowd was just beginning to form. The weather was very changeable- but looked like it might clear- which it did, but only after I had left. I then went over to Hamlin Peak, whose summit I had all to myself. Went down the Ridge trail.
Posted Jul 27, 2006 10:05 pm

TLPBest in the NorthEast!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2006


Took the Helon Taylor trail up to Pamola. Crossed the Knife Edge to Baxter Peak. Took the Saddle trail on the way down. Just an amazing experience! Unbelievable!
Posted Jul 21, 2006 2:55 pm

IlafanRe: Route Climbed: AT (Hunt, from Katahdin Stream Campground) Date Climbed: October 7, 2005


Excellent details! Reading your log entry brought my experience back to me in a very vivid manner. Thanks for the fine post!
Posted Jul 21, 2006 1:34 am

IlafanSimply the best in New England  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006


This climb was the best highpoint experience I've had yet. This isn't just a nice hike; it is a climb, my first ever. Fab! We were continually lucky with this highpoint. First of all, we just drove up to Baxter Park on a Saturday night and somehow got a campsite without a reservation. Then on the climb, the clouds/fog was so thick, that we did not know what we were really doing above treeline. We couldn't see the dropoffs or cliffs, so we had no idea how big this mountain was. Had we been able to see, perhaps we would have chickened out. Finally, once on Baxter Peak, we were lucky again because the misty fog burned off, and we were treated to views like no others. Simply spectacular. Plus, one of our members almost slid into a large snake on the descent. Very funny to see him shriek. HA!
Posted Jul 21, 2006 1:30 am

royswkrUp Abol Slide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 1975
Visited Hamlin, North, Baxter, and South peaks in fog
Posted Jul 3, 2006 8:17 pm

EManBevHills30th B'Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 1983


Great place to be.....
Posted Jun 16, 2006 1:06 am

RyanSAbol Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2006


The Baxter Park rangers were only allowing access via the Abol Trail, making us commit to returning via our ascent route. There were clouds from Tableland Flats and above, but the weather remained relatively warm, even on the summit. This was an unrelenting climb up the rock gully! It took me by surprise.
Posted May 29, 2006 8:17 am

injektiloRoute: Dudley and Knife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005


Katahdin is amazing. Had perfect weather for a knife edge traverse. The moment you crest Pamola and the ridge comes into view is impossible to describe. I plan to return often.
Posted Mar 25, 2006 3:26 am

EnapaiRoute Climbed: Up the Knifes Edge / Down into South Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1999


Maybe longest day of hiking I have ever had and certainly the scariest. I led a group of 10 teeenagers up the mountain. It was sunny to start the day, but clouds began rolling in from the west as the morning continued. Crossed the knife's edge in complete fog (cloud cover) and got to the top of South Peak in the middle of a raging thuderstorm! Only we really were IN the thunderstorm. Try finding cover in a bunch of boulders. In a brief lull we ran over to Baxter Peak (Katahdin) and down into the south basin. No views what-so-ever. Oh well. At the least the ranger was surprised at how quick we made the loop.
Posted Mar 22, 2006 4:24 am

redmondRoute Climbed: Cathedral  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2004
Longest day of climbing ever but it was worth it, although we had to scramble quickly down the Saddle trail because of a thunderstorm. This was the first real mountain I climbed, truly awesome.
Posted Mar 18, 2006 4:35 am

kozRoute Climbed: Abol Date Climbed: September 21, 1995  Sucess!


First highpoint; at least first one I paid attention to. Ran out of water on the ascent, partner was ill-equipped, but the bug bit us. Both of us are avid highpointers now - and much better prepared!
Posted Jan 2, 2006 11:06 pm

Michel CRoute Climbed: Knife Edge Date Climbed: Fall 1987  Sucess!

Michel C

It's a must do.. We did approx. 8 hour drive to get there..
Posted Nov 27, 2005 11:24 pm

Big Skies 808Route Climbed: Appalachian Trail Date Climbed: July 3, 2002  Sucess!

Big Skies 808

Wow. This was my first big mountain climb. The temperature was above 100 degrees, hot as hell. I got ridiculously dehydrated and was sick for a couple days. This mountain is a beast and deserves respect. I will go back again.
Posted Nov 19, 2005 7:19 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: Helon Taylor to Knife Edge to Saddle Date Climbed: August 15th, 2004  Sucess!


I was losing my mind in NYC so I took off work for a few days and started driving. Left NYC at 4pm in the afternoon, and I was by the gate in Baxter at 4 am, just in time to have breakfast and wait to get in and climb. I was one of the first early parties on the summit that day and we had a terrific view. After 12pm, clouds started rolling and visibility deterioriated for those that where there. One of the best climbs in the Northeast, by far worth the long drive.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 2:24 am

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: Cathedral Gully Date Climbed: March 2003  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

Went up the leftmost gully in the saddle basin which is about AI1 neve snow typically in march. A nice hike with a descent down the Hamlin Ridge which is a gem of a trail.
Posted Oct 14, 2005 5:11 pm

climberkristinDate Climbed: 8/2004  Sucess!


Dad dropped me off on the southwest side of katahdin, i went up and over, down the knife edge and met him at chimney pond campground. he spent the day happily kayaking around. perfect day, perfect climb, knife edge was fun with fewer people.

Posted Oct 10, 2005 6:15 pm

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