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Climbing Katahdin: A Quick Guide to Maine's Greatest Mountain

Chris Lee

Climbing Katahdin: A Quick Guide to Maine's Greatest Mountain 

Mt. Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine. It rises nearly a mile high and serves as the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail (AT). It is a wildly popular climbing destination recognized as one of the world’s best summit hikes by National Geographic.

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Topics: Climbing, Hiking, katahdin

Climbing Katahdin: The Greatest Mountain and Me

Brian Wilson


When my cousin, Carl, twice my age, hatched the idea of going to Maine, specifically Baxter State Park, specifically with the idea of cilmbing Katahdin, I started packing! At age 13, facing a boring summer of farm chores and little else, what would you expect? With only a modicum of difficulty, we wrangled permission from The Folks and began making preparations.

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Topics: Climbing, Hiking, Mt. Katahdin