Date: 07 Aug 2016 1036PM
Today's Miles: 10.1
Total Miles: 2189.1
Woke up at 0500 this morning to be at the gate of Baxter State Park when it opened. Trail angel friends cooked up some breakfast sandwiches for us and drove us to the base of Katahdin at the Katahdin Stream campground. Got to the campground and met up with the rest of the group and ate some trail magic doughnuts before heading over to register at the ranger's station.
GREAT day for summiting today. Weather was perfect, sunny with visibility in all directions. Katahdin is a beautiful mountain and is absolutely worth the climb if you're able.
Got the to summit in about two and a half hours. Hung around on the top taking in the scenery and taking pictures of everyone on the sign at the top.
Decided to hike the knife's edge across and pickup the Helon Taylor Trail down to the park road where our trail angel friends were waiting to take us out of the park and back to civilization.
What a perfect day to end our hike with. The weather was fantastic, all of the friends I've met out on the trail were present, and the hike is now complete.