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