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My name is Bruce Marshall, I’ve been a member off and on since about 1991

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MAINE

Katahdin

5,270 feet (NAVD88)

 

WHO - Dedicated Highpointers

 

WHAT - Height Rank # 22

          Difficulty Rank # 15

 

DIFFICULTY # Level 2 - STRENUOUS - rough terrain/ scrambling - may need use of hands to cross boulders and keep balance

 

WHEN - Optimum Time - May 15th thru October 15th on a 1st come, 1st serve basis ‘til parking lots fill up.

 

WHERE - Latitude - 45 deg. 54 min. N    

              Longitude - 68 deg. 55 min. W

 

Central Maine, about 95 miles NW of Bangor

 

Wikipedia Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Katahdin

WHY - GET INVOLVED WITH APEXCHALLENGE 2019

Less Crowded than National Parks

A compelling Bucket List item

Other things to see in the Vicinity - look for Lobster Roll sandwiches at McDonalds while in Maine, Appalachian Trail Cafe in Millinocket

 

Always Leave the HP better than it was found

 

For some people:

 

APEX ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ARDUOUS ADVENTURES

 

For most people:

 

SUMMITS ARE SPECIAL SERENE & SERENDIPITOUS SPOTS TO SURVEY SURROUNDINGS

 

HOW - Hiking Poles are very helpful, take plenty of water

 

COMMENTS: Having climbed this peak 4 times I can say it is challenging