Mt. Katahdin and the Hundred Mile Wilderness
Baxter State Park in Maine is the starting point for
climbing Mt. Katahdin, the highest point in Maine. The hike to
the top is a little over five miles each way. It wasn't a bad
climb, a little scrambling, but cold and windy on top.
Katahdin is also the northern terminus for the Appalacian
Trail. After coming down from Katahdin, we spent another night
in the shelter at Baxter and started south on the AT. The
Hundred Mile Wilderness starts at Baxter and continues south
for, gosh, a hundred miles. Thankfully, we only had time for eighty miles.
Our private lean-to at Baxter State Park.
Just prior to climbing Katahdin.
Waterfall on the way.
One of the overlooks.
On the ridge.