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Katahdin’s Dudley Trail Closed Until 2018

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.

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Baxter Begins Requiring Katahdin Permits For AT Thru Hikers

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.

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Baxter Issues Summons to Record Breaking AT Through Hiker for Corporate Event on Katahdin

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:

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Extensive Changes Planned for Abol Trail on Katahdin

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.

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3 Helicopter Rescues in June on Katahdin

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

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Baxter Closes Katahdin’s Abol Trail For Season Following Rock Slide

Baxter State Park has closed Katahdin’s Abol Trail for the season because of a rock slide.

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Maine Memorial Plans to Carry Stones To Katahdin Summit on Memorial Day 2014

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

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Moose on the Loose on Maine I-95 Viral Video on Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel had this hilarious video of a moose running on I-95 in Maine.

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A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin Exhibit at University of New England

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

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Maine Sublime Exhibit of Frederic Edwin Church Paintings of Katahdin in the 1850s

An exhibit of paintings entitled “Maine Sublime” that feature paintings of Katahdin is in a much discussed display at Olana. The paintings are by Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church. Per the exhibit description: The artist first journeyed to … Continue reading

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