Some time in '96 - Climbed Katahdin many times before.
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.
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.
Did it as a kid with the boy scouts. What a great climb!
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.
Toughest hike I done to date.
Did the Hunt Trail
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.
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!
Always a fun route.
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!!
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".
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...
bittersweet end to 1976 AT thru-hike...bittersweet cuz it ended
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.
Up Hamlin Ridge trail and over to Baxter Peak. Sunshine and perfect weather.
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!
Climbed on an absolutely perfect sunny day. There was no wind whatsoever on the saddle or the summit. Very enjoyable fun climb.
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.
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.
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.