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    Baxter and Hamlin Peaks 10-6-18/Columbus Day weekend in Baxter

    If I didn't have to work for a living, I would spend most of late September and early October in Baxter State Park, every year, as long as I'm on the right side of the daisies.

    While I'm not able to do that (yet), I still feel very fortunate to be able to make at least one trip there every autumn.

    On this particular Columbus Day weekend, we were able to hike Baxter and Hamlin Peaks on Saturday 10/6, and hobble and paddle around a bit on Sunday and Columbus Day, before heading home. Here are a few shots.

    South Peak from Baxter Peak


    This View From The Top never gets old, even though I do.


    Ramblin to Hamblin? =)


    Great Basin


    Hunt Trail - Descending


    Little Niagara


    Alpenglow from Daicey Pond


    Katahdin from Golden Road


    These images and a few more (12 in all) can be viewed here.

    Jonathan

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    Wow. Again.

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    Jonathan, I think if you stick with it and keep practicing, you'll eventually get the hang of this photography thing.
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    You should give Carmen equal time with the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    You should give Carmen equal time with the camera
    Oh, she has a very good camera, and does quite well with it!

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    Columbus weekend always seems to be great at Baxter. I've spent all but two of my last 15 there, joining a group that has been doing that for 40 years. This year, half of the group did the Hunt-Abol loop to Baxter Peak on Saturday, so they may have passed you. The rest of us did the Doubletop traverse, from Kidney Pond over the two peaks to Neshowadnehunk, where we were camping. Baxter Peak is great but I'd done Hunt-Abol a couple of years ago and the views from the Doubletop summit ridge are unsurpassed, while the crowds are elsewhere (namely, on Baxter Peak). We did a variety of shorter hikes Sunday, including Little and Big Niagara. I'll keep my photos to myself - comparisons might embarass, and I don't mean you.

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    Thanks to all for the kind comments! Much appreciated. =)

    Amicus, I absolutely agree about Doubletop. It's a spectacular hike, particularly at this time of year. We last did it in October 2015. Our original plan for this year had been to hike it on Sunday, the day after doing Katahdin, but that's before we decided (on the fly) to add Hamlin. Truth be told, we really weren't up for much of anything on Sunday.

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    Wonderful pictures!

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    Great hike and teriffic pics!! Thanks
    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn"-J.Muir

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    Thank you. Reminds me I have to get back there, I think it's been almost 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    Jonathan, I think if you stick with it and keep practicing, you'll eventually get the hang of this photography thing.


    In the meantime keep practicing on us.
    "The laborers day ends with the going down of the sun, and he is then free to
    devote himself to his chosen pursuit, independent of his labor and his
    employer". Henry David Thoreau

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