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Tag Archives: Maine
President Barrack Obama on August 24 officially declared the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The 87,500 acre monument is east of Katahdin which remains in Baxter State Park. The proposal has stirred controversy for more than a decade after … Continue reading
Maine has closed the 1.3-mile 1,988 foot elevation gain Dudley Trail from Chimney Pond up Pamola until 2018 because of rock fall. The strenuous trail was often used Baxter Peak summit, Knife Edge and Pamola Peak loop.
Baxter State Park has started requiring that Appalachian Trail thru-hikers have permits to summit the peak. The permits are currently unlimited but the process is aimed at curbing excessive celebrations and large organized groups on the summit.
Baxter State Park issued three summons to Scott Jurek after he completed the fastest hike of the Applachian Trail. Jurek was charged with public drinking, littering and hiking with an oversize group. THe official park statement is:
The Abol Trail famed for going straight up the mountain without switchbacks is about to get switchbacks along with other changes as the trail is relocated as a result of a landslide. The estimated cost of the rerouting is $100,000.
There have been two helicopter rescues on Katahdin in two weeks. On June 23, 2014, a 60 year old man was airlifted by the Maine National Guard after falling 20 feet on the Dudley Trail. On June 12, 2014, a … Continue reading
Baxter State Park has closed Katahdin’s Abol Trail for the season because of a rock slide.
The Maine Memorial project plans to carry stones with the names of service men from Maine who have fallen since 9/11 to the top of Katahdin on Memorial Day 2014. * Facebook page *Television profile
Jimmy Kimmel had this hilarious video of a moose running on I-95 in Maine.
A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin is on display at the University of New England at Portland through October 27. Per its description. The mix of work in the UNE exhibition is impressive. Contemporary painters are well represented and … Continue reading