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Ascent to Katahdin-Treeline on 2011-07-22

Climber: Chuck Lafean

Others in Party:Kate and Giacomo Bono
Ryan and Tyler Lafean
Darren Finnegan
(Pete Lafean)
Date:Friday, July 22, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Katahdin - Treeline
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Remaining Elevation:1468 ft / 447 m (10% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Kate, Giacomo, Darren, Tyler, Ryan, (Dad) and I. Tyler had cut his wrist with an axe the night before, but the ranger/emt said he would be ok to hike unless he started bleeding again. Very humid and hot. Just as we hit timberline, it started to rain and hail. Tyler's dressing got wet and the wound opened again. I determined we had better turn around. Dad stayed behind at timberline on the Hunt Trail (AT), at the 3 mile boulder and at Katahdin Stream Falls. He will return with me later for another summit attempt.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Hunt Trail (AT)
    Trailhead:Katahdin Stream Campground  
    Weather:Hot



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