Ascent of Katahdin on 2010-07-17
|Date:||Saturday, July 17, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5268 ft / 1605 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDidn't make a reservation, so ended up heading to Abol Campground instead of Roaring Brook, which would end up totally changing my planned hike.
Abol is a rockslide. The ascent was surreal as I couldnt see further than 10yds for a majority of the time spent going up. Gorgeous.
Feet were quite busted after going up as my boots were steeltoed and too small. Instead of going back down Abol, which seems like it would be awful... I went back down Hunt (The AT Trail) which was gorgeous. The sky started to open up about a third of the way down so I could see a bit better. The plateau is gorgeous!
Anyways, was fairly slow coming back down, but it was a throughly enjoyable hike.
Can't believe I'm a 22 yr old Mainer and this is the first time I've done Katahdin!
|Summary Total Data|
| Distance:||9 mi / 14.5 km|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds|
Cool and cloudy
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Route:||Hunt / AT|
| Time Down:||3 Hours |
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