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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!