Six friends planned a long day of hiking, only to find a day and evening of climbing. The plan seemed relatively simple:
- Hike to Baxter Peak, the northern terminus of the 2,162 mile Appalachian Trail (AT).
- Cross the fabled 1.1 mile Knife Edge Trail.
- Hike five miles on the AT starting at its northern beginning at Baxter Peak.
Our ultimate achievement through endurance and teamwork brought more satisfaction because of the challenges and time on the mountain. Below are comments, maps, pictures, and videos of our climb. Our Mt. Katahdin accomplishment was both physically demanding, and mentally tough. I am extremely proud of my fellow adventurers and how we worked together for this team triumph.