Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Katahdin (Hamlin Peak), Mt. Katahdin (Baxter Peak), Mt. Katahdin (Pamola Peak), ME
Trails: Chimney Pond Trail, Hamlin Ridge Trail, Northwest Basin Trail, Saddle Trail, Knife Edge, Helon Taylor Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Roaring Brook, paid $5 for for my reservation for my parking spot on line many weeks prior 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges and it was very dry out there 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: well blazed and signs are showing their age 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No no never never not in Baxter State Park No firewood, No Pets and no fireworks ha ha 
Bugs: a few mean deer flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Last time I did this look was 12 years ago in the opposite direction. It is more difficult to go down the Knife Edge than to go up it but our eyes were filled the most beauty going counter clockwise--we were always looking at Katahdin while going up Hamlin (but I'll never go down it again). We had amazing weather. We walked in a line of people leaving Roaring Brook up Chimney Pond Trail but when we turned up Hamlin Ridge we didn't see another person until we neared the intersection of the Saddle Trail. From Hamlin we had big vista our next day's adventure--North Brother and beyond. Katahdin's summit was super busy with lots of hikers and AT finishers. A good number of people on the Knife Edge going both ways! Knife Edge isn't for everyone and we saw a very upset and crying person attempting to come down from Pamola who wisely turned back. What a day!  
Name: Nordic Gal, Bria 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-29 
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