Our first adventure of the 2012 season is confirmed. Dan and Meena will be part of a expedition to summit Mt. Katahdin (Baxter Peak) in Maine this August!
At 5,268 feet, the mountain is both the highpoint of Maine and a summit on the New England 4,000 footer list. With luck, over the course of the several days we’ll be in Baxter State Park, we’ll also make attempts at Hamlin and North Brother peaks, both on the 4,000 footer list.
But the most exciting part of the hike will be the picture above. Knife Edge is a one mile strip of rock between Pamola Peak and Baxter Peak. For about 3/10 of a mile the trail is 3 feet wide, with a drop off on either side. Not a place to be intimidated by heights!
We’ll start a new Katahdin category and make sure to document our journey! If any of our readers have been to Katahdin, we’d love to hear your thoughts and advice!