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Ascent of Katahdin on 1993-09-16

Climber: Stephen Wark

Date:Thursday, September 16, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Katahdin
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

I traveled with friends to Maine's highest peak, and found the drive to be the crux of the climb. After 8 hours of travel time, cheap pizza and other unmentionables, we set camp in Baxter State Park. Up early the next day, and we followed the relatively straight forward Abol Slide, a very rocky and boulder-infested route. Halfway up the weather turned cold and rainy, and we were passing ill-prepared hikers along the route. We finally summitted in full clouds, and decended without incident. A longer but rewarding hike.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Overcast



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