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Ascent of Katahdin on 2014-09-08

Climber: Chase DuPont

Others in Party:Joshua M.
Robert M.
Date:Monday, September 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Katahdin
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:5268 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an awesome hike on a rocky but well maintained trail up to Chimney Pond. From there, we took the Cathedral Trail which was a steep boulder hop, gaining about 2000ft up to the summit. There were about 20 other people on the peak, including several who had just completed the Appalachian Trail. The mood was extremely positive and we took our time and rested for about an hour before leaving. We traversed over to the south peak then across the knife edge to Chimney Peak and then Pamola Peak. We descended via the Helon Taylor Trail which was slow class 2 the majority of the way. Awesome day with incredible views that were a huge contrast from the desert peaks I'm used to.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4900 ft / 1493 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4900 ft / 1493 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Cathedral Trail
    Start Trailhead:Chimnoy Pond Trailhead  368 ft / 112 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Helon Taylor Trail
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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