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Ascent of Katahdin on 2018-09-13

Climber: Steve Hurd

Date:Thursday, September 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Katahdin
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was the second car in line when the gate opened at 6 am. I had made an online reservation. $15 for the park entrance and $5 for the parking permit at Roaring Brook Campground. Takes a while to drive the 6 miles to Roaring Brook Campground at 20mph via the tote road. Signed the hiker log book and started hiking at 0644. Made a loop hike by going up via Chimney Pond, North Basin Cut-off, to Hamlin Ridge Trails to Hamlin Peak then NW Basin to the Saddle Trail to Baxter Peak arriving at Noon. Descended via the knife Edge trail to the Helon Taylor Trail back to the Ranger Station and done just before 4 pm. Total hike 12.46 miles in 10 hours 7 minutes 5459 feet elevation change.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Glorious!!
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Chimney Pond
    Start Trailhead:Roaring Brook Campground  
    Time:5 Hours 7 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Helon Taylor
    End Trailhead:Roaring Brook Campground  
    Time:5 Hours 



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