Baxter State Park is the home to the Northern terminus of the famed Appalachian Trail Mount Katahdin.The stretch of trail that runs through Maine is known as one of the hardest sections of the trail. Katahdin is beautiful and can be viewed from various locations throughout the park. The famed Katahdin Knife Edge is a very narrow section of trail near the summit of Katahdin where parts of the trail are literally merely inched wide and there is nothing on either side but air. For more info on the At check out the Appalachian Trail Conference
-Sign in/Sign out at the trailhead registers.
-Stay on the Trails: The flora in the Alpine zone is put at risk when folks stray from the trail. Help preserve it..and yourself.
19 people have died since 1963 on Katahdin and 80% were caused by them leaving the trail.
-Turn back if the weather or darkness approaches. Allow equal time for ascents as for descents. Have a turnaround time picked out before you climb.
-Pick a route that is best suited for the least experienced member of your party. ;-)
Equipment: -Consider investing in a walking stick or poles. "I would have killed for some on my way down, plus I ran out of water. Arrghhh!"