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Mt. Katahdin, Norther terminus of the Appalachian Trail



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Wow!  Did you take that photo?  Amazing!

I may have the opportunity to hike Katahdin next year.  My wife has a potential speaking engagement in Maine and my son and I are thinking about tagging along and summiting Katahdin.

Any advice?


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Wow!  Did you take that photo?  Amazing!

I may have the opportunity to hike Katahdin next year.  My wife has a potential speaking engagement in Maine and my son and I are thinking about tagging along and summiting Katahdin.

Any advice?

Yes, I did take the photo, thanks! It was one of the few times I have been able to successfully merge a HDR photo(merged 3 exposures into one).

As far as advice goes a lot depends on the season. Whenever it is be prepared for the weather to be cooler and windier on the top. As you can see from the photo the top was covered in cloud. I would also start as early in the day as possible to enjoy your time and not feel rushed. There are a few different trails to the summit, so you may want to research those before you get to Baxter State Park. I have only hiked the AT to the top, but would like to try the Knifes edge one day.

I would not take trekking poles as there are a few sections where it is more helpful to use your hands to scramble.


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Holy WOW!!!!!  What a picture!! Awesome work. I love it.

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Katahdin is a beast.  I too went up the Hunt (AT), and failed at The Gateway, as my youngest son could not pull himself up and over the slabs.  There were iron rods driven in the rock, but he was too short, and not strong enough to get up and over.  It was an utterly miserable day too.  Moderate rain the entire time, temps in the low-mid 40's, and NO visibility.  It was early Aug, this past year.  I hate failing to bag a peak!  I will go back!

Great pic!
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We're tentatively looking at early June so we'll probably need to be prepared for anything, I'm guessing, from snow to heat.

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Yeah, and blackflies, good lord blackflies!  I know that Hew Hampshire in June is torture for blackflies, I can only imagine Maine is just as bad, if not worse.
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Yeah, and blackflies, good lord blackflies!  I know that Hew Hampshire in June is torture for blackflies, I can only imagine Maine is just as bad, if not worse.

Good point... bring DEET!

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Yeah, and blackflies, good lord blackflies!  I know that Hew Hampshire in June is torture for blackflies, I can only imagine Maine is just as bad, if not worse.

Good point... bring DEET!

Roger that!

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That is gorgeous.

The mountain is incredibly rugged, be prepared for some quite rocky trail. Depending on the time of year it takes next to no room in the pack to have a headnet for the worst of the bugs.


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Very nice. An HDR image that doesn't look like a gaudy cartoon.

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When I’m hiking and come upon such a view it gives me a feeling of euphoria, at that moment life could not be any better. This would be one of those moments for me.

Very nice photo.

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That is amazing! Do you have any of Washington or the Presidentials as you were going through?
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Yeah, and blackflies, good lord blackflies!  I know that Hew Hampshire in June is torture for blackflies, I can only imagine Maine is just as bad, if not worse.

Sorry... my ears were ringing. Carry on.

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I'm going to be doing some IR photography of some cool places this summer :) Never done HDR :/ I need a new camera, I am thinking either 7D or 5D Mark II

Depending on where you live, I currently have a 400D or a Rebel XTi
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incredible

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an amazing capture. nice work with the hdr, what program did you use to process it?
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Holly $&@! What a cool pic!!!!
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Very nice!

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