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Ascent of Katahdin on 2019-09-28

Climber: Aaron Kissel

Others in Party:Diego Lasarte
Lizzy Gracey
Chelsea Puckett
Evan Knight
Perrin Milliken
Sophia Slovenski
Irene Brogden
Atticus McWhorter
PC Riano
Ellie Pike
Emilia Majersik
Date:Saturday, September 28, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Katahdin
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great hike up in tolerable weather. Wore togas on the summit and spotted some new possible ski routes on the North Face of the Knife's Edge (which isn't an actual knife's edge by west of the Mississippi standards). There were tons of berries and fall color along the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6264 ft / 1908 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6264 ft / 1908 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.7 mi / 18.8 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5216 ft / 1589 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4168 ft / 1270 m; Extra: 1048 ft / 319m
    Loss on way in:1048 ft / 319 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.8 km
    Route:Katahdin Stream
    Start Trailhead:1100 ft / 335 m
    Time:4 Hours 43 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5216 ft / 1589 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4168 ft / 1270 m; Extra: 1048 ft / 319m
    Gain on way out:1048 ft / 319 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Katahdin Stream
    End Trailhead:1100 ft / 335 m
    Time:5 Hours 37 Minutes



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