Monday, August 10, 2009

Katahdin Trip

Life with a 4 month old can be really tiring! Pete decided a few weeks back that it would be really good for us to try and get away just him and I. We have had a crazy summer and an even crazier fall coming up! I thought it was a great idea. Go camping for the weekend and relax! Ha! He got the idea to hike Mt. Katahdin, the highest moutain in Maine! It's elevation is 5,268 ft! It was named by the Penobscot Indians meaning " The Greatest Moutain". It is also the finish point of the Appalachian Trail. The most famous hike to the summit goes along Knife Edge, commonly misnamed "Knife's Edge", which traverses the ridge between Pamola Peak and South Baxter Peak. The mountain has claimed 19 lives since 1963, mostly from exposure in bad weather and falls from the Knife Edge. The Knife Edge is closed during periods of high wind.It was one of the hardest things I have ever down but one of the coolest!

hiking into Chimney Pond...

at the top of Saddle Trail....

Views from the top!

Pete on Knife Edge

Knife Edge trail... we hiked it with 50 mph winds!!

Yes, we just climbed that!

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