Ascent of Katahdin on 2014-08-12

Climber: Phil Barone

Others in Party:Kate Alix
Date:Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

Originally we planned to hike from a different trailhead but the parking lot was full so we were redirected to the Katahdin Stream Trailhead. A very straight forward trail with a long class 2 climb over exposed rock. There was also a long walk on a plateau before the final push up to Baxter Peak. On the summit the views were spectacular. This was the most crowded summit I had ever seen. Beautiful 360 degree view on a very clear day.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:Hunt Trail to Katahdin Stream to Baxter Peak
    Start Trailhead:Katahdin Stream Trailhead  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:Baxter Peak to Katahdin Stream to Hunt Trail
    End Trailhead:Katahdin Stream Trailhead  
Ascent Part of Trip: Katahdin (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Katahdin-South Peak2014-08-12 

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