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Hiking Mount Katahdin

Here are some pictures of our 5 and 1/2 hour ascent up Mount Katahdin. Its the highest point(5,270 feet or 1606 m) in the great State of Maine. It is either the starting or ending point of the Appalachian Trail. It was definitely the most difficult hike that I have been involved with. Only for the amount of boulders that we had to climb to reach the summit. I would definitely climb it again. I don’t have any pictures of our 6 1/2 hour descent do to the fact that  our descent was in the RAIN!!!

Hunt Trail 2 flat
Stream Bed, Nope, It’s our Trail up to the top of Katahdin.

Hunt Trail flat
The Rocky Hunt Trail

katahdin stream flat
Katahdin Stream

paul ascending flat
Paul scurrying up the Hunt Trail

almost to the top flat
A little break in the fog, but it didn’t last long.

ascending katahdin flat
A brief look at our surroundings, the break in the fog didn’t last very long.

foggy Hunt Trail flat
Hiking a Foggy Appalachian Trail

rocky ascent flat
Foggy ascent

katahdin summit flat
The Crew at the Summit of Mount Katahdin. The end of the Appalachian Trail.

rocky ascent 2 flat
Looking back at the boulders we just climbed.

the spine of Katahdin flat
Looking back at what our ascent to that point had been. SO MANY BOULDERS!!!

me on top of katahdin flat
Me at the top of Katahdin. Resting before our descent.

Katahdin Stream Falls

Here are a few pictures of our Trek up the highest point in Maine. Mount Katahdin located in Baxter State Park which is in the wilderness of northern Maine.  I will save the story of our ascent up the mountain for another post. However I hope you enjoy these few photos of Katahdin Stream Falls was about a mile into our journey. The first photo is the original and was taken quickly, due to me being in conquer the mountain mode. I didn’t take the time to set up my tripod, to get some good long exposure waterfall shots. The next two I had a little fun in Photoshop and created a watercolor and HDR photographs.Katahdin Stream Falls Orginal flatKatahdin Stream Falls Watercolor flatKatahdin Stream Falls flat