Ascent of Katahdin on 2012-08-27

Climber: Charles Marshall

Date:Monday, August 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped in bunkhouse at Roaring Brook on 8/26/12. Group consisted of 4 others. Left Roaring Brook at 8:30am on 8/27/12 and hiked up the Chimney Pond Trail to the Chimney Pond Campground. After dropping packs and grabbing some essentials, hiked up to Baxter Peak via the Saddle Trail. After witnessing a spontaneous wedding (after a planned proposal and just happened to have a person able to marry them), returned on the Saddle Trail back to where the Saddle Trail descends, but took the Northwest Basin Trail to Hamlin Peak and then descended back down Hamlin Ridge Trail to the North Basin Trail to the Chimney Pond Trail back to the Chimney Pond Campground. Spent night in bunkhouse at Chimney Pond, then descended on 8/28/12 via the Chimney Pond Trail, North Basin Trail, to Blueberry Knoll to the North Basin Cutoff Trail to Chimney Pond Trail to Roaring Brook Campground. Weather on 8/27 was descent with plenty of sun. Once up at elevation, Baxter Peak was in and out of the clouds some looking very ominous but no rain. It did rain heavily overnight between 8/27 and 8/28. Descent from Chimney Pond back to Roaring Brook had some showers and a sudden downpour right upon arrival of ranger station at Roaring Brook. Didn't see any wildlife other than alot of chipmunks, some small birds and a Raven circling Baxter Peak. On arrival of Baxter Peak, our hiking party basically arrived at the beginning of a couple about to be married. The male had planned the proposal and apparently a woman who is capable of marrying saw the proposal and somehow they decided to just get married as well! What are the odds of coming accross that! We were witnesses and I took a 2 minute video of the wedding. Pretty cool.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Baxter Hamlin

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Hamlin Peak2012-08-27
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