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Where Does Sun First Rise in Maine?

A Bangor article notes that the sun first rises in Maine on Aroostook County highpoint Mars Hill from March 25 to Sept. 18. This flies in the face of the usual concept that the run rises first at Maine’s further … Continue reading

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Baxter Park Opens Week Later Than Usual Because of Cold Weather

Baxter Park’s open on May 23 was nearly a week later than its usual May 15 date because of late cold weather.

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Hiker Frostbitten After Night on Katahdin

A hiker separated from his group was frostbitten after spending a night on Katahdin.

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Katahdin: Mountain of the People

Jack Perkins narrates a DVD Katahdin: Mountain of the People which is available at Amazon.

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Bangor News Profile of Maine Climbing Legend Jon Tierney

Bangor News has a profile of Jon Tierney whose credits include a book on technical climbing in Baxter Park. He’s a fixture in Maine climbing circle and owns the outdoor store Alpenglow.

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Don’t Try to Find Baxter State Park’s Office on Your GPS

Here’s an amusing tale of the pitfalls of commercial GPS — specifically for people looking for the headquarters of the Baxter State Park. The units try to send them to Katahdin summit!

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Baxter State Park Management Plan Hearing

People at a hearing on Baxter Park’s Management Plan say they want fees to be affordable noting that prices are now per person rather than per group as in the past.

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WLBZ-TV Crew Member Airlifted After Fall on Katahdin Knife Edge

Dan Frye, a member of WLBZ-TV fell 10-12 feet off the Knife Edge on Katahdin and was airlifted off the mountain by the Maine Army National Guard Blackhawk medivac helicopter from the 126th National Guard Medivac Unit on July 15

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Biggest Search in Baxter State Park in 40 Years After Hiker Bushwhacks Off Knife Edge

Baxter State Park rangers have found Michael Hays from Stow, Ohio, after he disappeared while climbing the Knife Edge Trail on Katahdin. The search began after he did not sign out at the register. He was discovered after three days … Continue reading

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Baxter Opens Abol Trail to Katahdin/All others closed

Baxter State Park reports on May 25: Hunt Trail and Abol Trail are open in their entirety. All other Katahdin Trails remain closed at this time. Traveler Trails are open. Expect to find numerous blow downs on all hiking trails … Continue reading

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