Katahdin Climber's Log

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Bluebell08

Bluebell08 - Oct 19, 2014 12:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2014

Beautiful  Sucess!

Bushwhacked a gulley/rock scramble route from Chimney Pond and descended Cathedral. Beautiful weather and isolation until the summit crowds. Highpoint #25.

Ides

Ides - Sep 15, 2014 5:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014

beautiful day  Sucess!

By the Hunt trail.

Outdooraholic

Outdooraholic - Sep 12, 2014 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2014

HIghpoint #26  Sucess!

Hiked up the saddle trail in the rain (plus it had been raining for days prior). Trail was basically a river/waterfall. Not fun!

Grampahawk

Grampahawk - Sep 12, 2014 9:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014

excellent  Sucess!

We hiked into Chimney Pond in the rain and suffered through thunderstorms all night, but the dawn brought clear skies and high winds (50mph) so we opted not to do the knife edge. We did Baxter Peak and then the clouds covered the summit and we headed over to Hamlin. The wind blew the clouds away toward afternoon and we enjoyed the view into the basin as we hunkered out of the wind and had lunch. No one else opted the Hamlin Ridge trail so we had it all to ourselves. Great day.

Katelyn - Aug 23, 2014 5:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2014

Great views the entire trip

Up the Helon to Knifes Edge, down the saddle and Chimney Pond trails. Helon is a gorgeous hike, noted by big rocks jutting from the trail and lined by trees native to the area. The Knife's edge was beautiful, but much easier than anticipated. Be careful to pass any inexperienced hikers with caution. A beautiful day, warm 60degrees 10mph winds, clear skies- I couldn't have asked for a better day. I also spotted a moose who calmly drank from the same stream as I cooled my hands near the Roaring brook parking lot (about a mile in) Amazing hike all in all!

texassheps - Jul 23, 2014 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

Tough but doable  Sucess!

We summited Katahdin on the Hunt Trail. Very demanding hike, 5 1/2 hours up and 5 1/2 hours down. 60 degrees at the start, sweating like pigs in no time. However, the weather cooperated the whole way, probably mid 40's at the summit. My wife was 15 hours round trip.

Some points: 1) You need to secure a permit ***on-line***. We thought you just needed to show up early but they were already full for our Saturday (fortunately, there were permits available for Sunday). 2) 2 quarts was not enough. We actually stashed a 3rd quart at the falls but somebody pinched them. If you try this, hide your stash really well. 3) The holds and boulder scrambling can be very difficult if you're short. 4) There is no water at the trail head, bring extra in your car. 5) Bring your headlamp! I know, I know, you won't need it, but it's completely dark after sunset, no hiking possible without a light, and stuff does happen. 6) If you happen to encounter locked gates at the park (we did), there's an emergency release.

punchline

punchline - Jun 5, 2014 7:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2014

Hunt Trail  Sucess!

I would like to thank my employer for (unknowingly) sending me on business trips that just happen to be near state Highpoints :) Kathadin was one of those. Questionable weather reports initially almost lead me to not venture out. But as I got closer to the trailhead it was just overcast. Abol trail closed for the season so I took the Hunt trail up and down. On the way down the rain appeared and held on for most of the descent. One bonus was that I never had to break out the bug spray or sunscreen! Luckily the rental car had heated seats so that I could warm up my butt on the way back to the hotel! Highpoint #16

millertime300

millertime300 - Apr 16, 2014 11:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012

On a Knife's Edge  Sucess!

Climbed it via the Knife Edge route. Very windy but I pressed on anyways. Not for the faint of heart! Dramatic exposure. Loved it. Probably my favorite part of my hike to the Whites. Descended the Hunt/AT

IdahoScott

IdahoScott - Apr 7, 2014 5:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 1997

Highpoint #5  Sucess!

The icing on the top of a great week of backpacking trip with my brother. Grey and blowing up top, but great memories!

BobD3

BobD3 - Feb 15, 2014 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1971

First of about 218 peaks on the AT  Sucess!

Beginning of a 1500 mile AT journey going north to south. Would love to go back and finish the segment between Roanoke, Va. and Springer Mtn. someday. Cloudy, cool, breezy, on the summit.

iamrwood

iamrwood - Jan 13, 2014 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2013

White Out  Sucess!

Hiked up to Chimney Pond pre-dawn and then up Cathedral Ridge. Weather prevented us from crossing Knife's Edge. :( [with Pocket Rocks & Big Bird]

artirm

artirm - Jan 5, 2014 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2008

Good one  Sucess!

Cilley-Barber

WhiteInVermont

WhiteInVermont - Nov 23, 2013 9:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

Sunshine Surprise  Sucess!

Hunt trail, forcast called for overcast but it was blue bird all day.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Oct 21, 2013 12:12 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

harder than Washington, easier than Borah  Sucess!

Two hours and fifty five minutes up the Hunt trail. Great class two and three action until I hit the tabletop. Nice weather for mid October even if it was numbingly cold and windy at the summit. Great views. Three hours down punctuated by seeing three through hikers finishing their AT hike with a dreadlocked girl following behind them at a more reasonable (I.e. fast as opposed to blazing fast) pace. My 37th state high point.

Moogie737

Moogie737 - Oct 4, 2013 9:24 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2013

Helon Taylor - Up and Down  Sucess!

#1 10-2-13 Solo. Forecast for sunshine and NNW winds 10-20 mph held until Pamola Peak. From there it became 50' vis in thick moist clouds and winds 30 mph gusting to 40 mph. One upbeat aspect was that it was relatively warm, maybe 45 degrees. Met Tom (Abol trail) and one other at the weathered but still standing summit sign. Fall colors were breathtaking - when one could see them. On return I did the Knife-Edge again, holding on for dear life and descended below clouds at 4,000'. Exactly 7 hrs r/t. I'd love to do this route with clear skies and light winds. :)

joseyinnet

joseyinnet - Sep 30, 2013 11:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 1986

Beautiful fall day  Sucess!

Went up and down Abol slide trail. Gorgeous fall weather, and lots of nice foliage. Quite a bit easier than I was expecting, but still a great experience. Nice to see a lot of Appalachian trail hikers finishing. Anyway, state HP#22 in the books...

nefarious_1_

nefarious_1_ - Sep 29, 2013 12:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2013

Fantastic Mountain  Sucess!

Up Dudley, across Knife Edge, down Saddle: an incredible, fantastic climb. Round trip around 9hrs including a nice break at Baxter Peak while talking to few guys completing their AT thru-hike. Dudley was wet and slippery making for a trully exhilarating climb. The weather was quite cloudy at the start and cleared up nicely for the Knife Edge traverse allowing for some excellent photographs. Certainly one of my (if not THE) favorite Northeast climbs to date. Also saw several moose throughout the park during a couple day hikes. I can't wait to visit the park again.

ljbailey

ljbailey - Sep 15, 2013 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2013

slippery on knifes edge  Sucess!

We went up Abol over knifes edge, and back down. A member of our group fell behind and got switched around at the top. I had to set off at 10 pm for a search and rescue hike to find her. Everyone got back safe, some lessons were learned, and all is forgiven.

LesterLong

LesterLong - Sep 2, 2013 12:35 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

A real mountain  Sucess!

Up and down the Helen Taylor route. I really enjoyed the mountain and hope to return to it....it has more lessons for me.

LP

LP - Aug 20, 2013 9:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Awesome Road Trip to Baxter  Sucess!

Did the 350 mile drive to finally get Katadhin! Totally worth it.

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