Friday, Oct 02, 2020 6:30a -
Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 2:45p
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Please read the description of this hike. This hike is very strenuous, long hike with significant elevation gain over a short distance and a lot of scrambling. Comment below if you're interested in signing up for this hike and answer the following questions. If you already received confirmation from me on Meetup, see you've done a 4,000 footer or been on a hike with me, you don't have to answer these questions . If you don't answer the questions and sign up, I'll be contacting you to ensure you can do this hike safely.
1. Do you have any recent 4,000 footer experience or planning to any before this hike? List them below
2. Do you have the required gear for this adventure (listed in the event description)?
We’ll be hiking arguably one of the best mountains in New England, Mount Katahdin. Mount Katahdin is the tallest mountain in Maine and is the northern terminus of the Appalachian. Katahdin is dividing into three separate peaks with two of them counting as 4,000 footers; Hamlin Ridge (4,756 ft.), Baxter Peak (5,267 ft.), and Pamola Peak (4,919 ft.). Hamlin Ridge and Baxter Peak count as 4,000 footers, Pamola Peak does not due to its prominence. Katahdin has incredible 360 views for miles throughout the hike. The plan for this hike is to bag all three peaks, while also making the excursion to Chimney Pond. We’ll start on the Chimney Pond Trail briefly before reaching a junction with the Helon Taylor Trail. The plan is to take the Helon Taylor Trail all the way to the first summit, Pamola Peak. After Pamola Peak, we’ll take the Knife Edge towards the summit of Baxter Peak which is the highest point in Maine. We’ll take the Saddle Trail all the way to the junction with Northwest Basin Trai. Take the Northwestern Basin Trail all the way to another junction with the Hamlin. Take the Hamlin Trail towards our second 4,000 footer of the day, Hamlin Ridge. Following Hamlin Ridge, we’ll continue on the Hamlin Ridge Trail towards the North Basin Trail to the Chimney Pond Trail towards Chimney Pond. Chimney Ponds offers great views of Katahdin from below and a great place to refill water. We’ll head back to Roaring Brook Campground via the Chimney Pond Trail. The total distance of this hike will be 12 miles in a loop. We'll be camping at Abol Campsite and driving to Roaring Brook where the trailhead is located.
Total distance of hike: 12 miles
Elevation gain: 4,475 ft.
Click here see the required camping/backpacking gear for this adventure. This spreadsheet can be downloaded. Some of the gear can be consolidated, which will be communicated as a group as the trip gets closer.
What to bring for hiking:
Waterproof hiking boots
2-3 liters of water (water can be refilled at huts along the traverse)
Snacks and lunch. You will be burning a lot of energy!
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or use the Ridj-it chat and I will respond as soon as possible! Thank you for being a team player and looking forward to a great adventure!