Hiking Mount Katahdin is an expeirience you will never forget!

On July 4th, a YouTube user named Arthur Caverly headed to Baxter State Park to climb the amazing Mount Katahdin, starting from the Roaring Brook parking lot, up the Chimney Pond and Saddle trails, and then across to Hamlin Peak and down the Hamlin Ridge Trail.

The entire thing was beautifully shot on a DJI Osmo Pocket Yi 4k Canon 60D camera, and it really gives you an incredible look at what kind of stamina it takes to do this difficult hike.

How difficult? As soon as you begin, you see a sign that says “You are entering Maine’s largest wilderness. Your safety is your responsibility. Set a turnaround time and stick to it. Your destination is your safe return to the trailhead. Rescuers can be many hours in arriving” I hiked Katahdin back in the mid 90’s and while satisfying, I remember it being a challenging task.

The centerpiece of Baxter State Park, Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in Maine, at 5,269 feet. It was named by the Penobscot Native Americans, and means "The Greatest Mountain" It was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service, back in 1967.

My first recollection of Mt. Katahdin was in school, learning about Donn Fendler, when we read his iconic book “Lost On A Mountain In Maine” It tells the story of how in 1939, a then 12-year old Donn Fendler was separated from his family during a storm near the summit of the mountain. His disappearance launched a manhunt which became front page news throughout the nation. He survived for 9 days without food or proper clothing before following a stream and telephone line out of the woods near Stacyville.

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