Tag Archives: Maine

Books: Lost on a Mountain In Maine

Times Union has this article on the best outdoor books. Included in the list is the 1992 book by twelve-year-old Donn Fendler who in the 1920s got lost on Katahdin for several days. It is considered an important children’s book.

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Baxter Ranger’s Book on How Teddy Roosevelt’s Katahdin Ascent Helped Shape His Life

Baxter State Park ranger Andrew Vietze has a book Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26th President about how Maine guide William Wingate Sewall helped shape Theodore Roosevelt from a clumsy boy “wearing big spectacles and weighing … Continue reading

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Summiting Highpoints in the Nude

The Guardian in an article by nude hiker Hank Wangford reports that Nepal is moving to ban nude summiting Everest after a climber stripped on the summit in 2006.

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Governors of Maine and New Brunswick Agree to Climb Each Others Highpoints

The governors of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, have agreed to climb each other’s highpoints in 2008 according to Mainteoday.

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Lightning Fatality at Baxter State Park

Boston.com reports a lightning strike killed 24-year-old Evans Huber of Peak’s Island at the Katahdin Stream campground on August 26 and hurt his brother 18-year-old Emmett Huber.

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Climbing Kate

Perhaps you never thought of it, but the nickname for Katahdin is “Kate.” At least that’s the nickname for a boat according to the Press Herald.

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Governor Climbs Katahdin

Governor makes it to summit of Katahdin MaineToday.com, ME – Jul 13, 2007 John Baldacci and some members of his climbing party pause Wednesday along Mount Katahdin’s Saddle Trail. From left are Jack Baldacci, the governor’s son, …

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Profile of Maine's Harry Vanderweide

Maintoday has an amusing article Harry Vanderweide a rotound character who is frequently evoked in various Maine battles.

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Katahdin Lake Approved

The Katahdin Lake acquisition at Baxter State Park which had aggravated locals but thrilled park goers has been signed into law.

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2006-02-16 Backcounty Accident Roundup: British Columbia, Spain, Maine, Montana, Russia

Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 2006.

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