Ascent of Katahdin on 2006-08-16

Climber: Dave Ward

Others in Party:Wife
daughter and son.
Date:Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

When we started out on the Hunt Trail at 6:00 am, it was a sunny, pleasant day. By the time we cleared the tree line, the clouds had rolled in. When we reached the Gateway, it was nothing but fog, and by the time we reached the summit, it was cold, raining, and we could only see about 30 feet in front of us. We got the "money shot" at the summit sign, then headed back down.
As this was our first serious hiking outing with the family, we were the last ones off the mountain, at 8:00 pm. Yes, it took us 14 hours and we couldn't walk properly for a day or two, but it was a great family experience !!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4185 ft / 1275 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.4 mi / 16.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4185 ft / 1275 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Hunt Trail
    Start Trailhead:Katahdin Stream Campground  1083 ft / 330 m
    Time:8 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Hunt Trail
    End Trailhead:Katahdin Stream Campground  
    Time:6 Hours 

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