Katahdin: “The Great Mountain” and Six Witty Wanderers

Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s tallest peak, under overcast skies. Photo by: Heidi Lachapelle, circa August 23, 2021

By Kim Adler
“Man is born to die, his works are short-lived. Buildings crumble, monuments decay, wealth vanishes. But Katahdin in all its glory, forever shall remain the mountain of the people of Maine.”—Percival Baxter
We planned for months, the pinnacle hike of our summer break: Mt. Katahdin in the North Maine Woods. Countless other hikes were completed in preparation for “the big one.” Numerous hours were spent physically training for a hike that few had ever completed. Endless time was spent reviewing trail maps, perusing the Baxter State Park website, studying reviews on AllTrails....

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