Baxter State Park is a place where the pictures take themselves, and they tell their own story. Here’s mine.
Baxter State Park
Sometimes it’s better to examine a mountain from a different summit. And sometimes the details are better defined with a broad brush. Katahdin fit that bill.
If all you did at Baxter was short day hikes, you could keep busy for weeks. Katahdin was a draw, for sure, but it was the lesser peaks that kept us there.
No electricity, no running water. What do you really need? Maybe that’s exactly it.
When I started out the 48, I never knew I’d stand on Katahdin. Even when I stood on Hamlin, I wasn’t sure I’d make it to Katahdin. And when I finished Katahdin…
I need to gather my thoughts about finishing the New England 67 four thousand footers list. But in the interim, I wanted everyone to be able to at least see what I saw, because it was a very powerful experience on some of the most picturesque terrain.
Tetra? No, Solo! North Brother Mountain, Millinocket, Maine. 2018-09-27. 4,150 feet. Via Marston Trail. Trailhead: 1030. Mt Coe trail junction: 1245. Summit: 1340. Car: 1700. Sunny, light breeze (approx 5 MPH), with occasional clouds. Essentially limitless visibility. It was an audacious plan, and it would have worked, too… if it wasn’t for those meddling kids! OK, so if I’d gotten out of bed an hour earlier, maybe. I’d hoped to […]