Katahdin Climber's Log

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JohnMcPike

JohnMcPike - Jun 28, 2007 1:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2007

Brutal  Sucess!

Toughest hike I done to date.
Did the Hunt Trail

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 27, 2007 3:25 am

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

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.

mountainloverCO

mountainloverCO - Jun 17, 2007 9:04 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

Fun Climb and a Beautiful Day!  Sucess!

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!

Jim Carr - Jun 15, 2007 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 1992

Knife Edge  Sucess!

Always a fun route.

starship_jen

starship_jen - May 29, 2007 9:00 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Abol Trail  Sucess!

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!!

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - May 15, 2007 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1990

childhood dream  Sucess!

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".

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2002

HP #35  Sucess!

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...

jvarholak

jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:28 pm

AT  Sucess!

bittersweet end to 1976 AT thru-hike...bittersweet cuz it ended

VaughnH

VaughnH - Dec 30, 2006 4:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2002

Snow in June  Sucess!

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.

matt81

matt81 - Nov 28, 2006 4:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

Great Day  Sucess!

Up Hamlin Ridge trail and over to Baxter Peak. Sunshine and perfect weather.

Sheazula

Sheazula - Nov 20, 2006 2:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

3 trips to the Greatest  Sucess!

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!

mattdalman

mattdalman - Oct 16, 2006 9:46 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006

The Hunt Trail  Sucess!

Climbed on an absolutely perfect sunny day. There was no wind whatsoever on the saddle or the summit. Very enjoyable fun climb.

abkfenris

abkfenris - Oct 15, 2006 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2005

Group hike from school  Sucess!

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.

Flanders

Flanders - Sep 26, 2006 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006

Dudley, Knife Edge, Saddle  Sucess!

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.

bidwelldk

bidwelldk - Sep 14, 2006 7:34 pm

Route 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.

IamLubos

IamLubos - Sep 12, 2006 4:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Last NE HP!  Sucess!

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.

moneal

moneal - Aug 15, 2006 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Helon Taylor / Knife's Edge / Hunt Trail  Sucess!

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!

pingzingr

pingzingr - Aug 13, 2006 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Helon Taylor / Knife's Edge / Saddle Trail  Sucess!

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.

rasgoat

rasgoat - Aug 6, 2006 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

one of the best n.e. summits!  Sucess!

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!!!

musicmountain

musicmountain - Aug 2, 2006 12:55 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2005

cathedral  Sucess!

great mountain

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