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    Baxter and Hamlin Peaks - Baxter State Park - 9/15/13

    This trip turned out to be one of the most perfect trips ever. Leesa and I arrived on Thursday night and we did a couple days of hiking in so-so weather before having the perfect day to head for Katahdin on Sunday.

    We both went in to Chimney Pond via the Chimney Pond Trail. Then I went up the Dudley Trail to Pamola Peak so I could cross the Knife Edge. Leesa went up the Saddle Trail. We met on Baxter Peak.

    From Baxter, we crossed the Tablelands and climbed Hamlin Peak before descending on the Hamlin Ridge Trail.

    As we were walking out on the Chimney Pond Trail we saw a bull and cow moose on the edge of Basin Ponds. They are huge animals!


    You can read more here, and see lots of pictures. This was the perfect trip.

    We also did a couple other trips in Baxter before spending 5 days at Acadia National Park, which is also fantastic. We alternated between hiking and sea kayaking on the ocean. The weather was perfect all week.

    I'll have other trip reports on my blog covering all those days.

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    Wow. Nice weather. I like the bull's half velvet rack. I can't wait to go back !!

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    That's the prettiest set of photos I've ever seen from Katahdin. Mike. What a day!
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    Wow. Torn between jealousy and admiration. I loved Hamlin, and it was on a day not half as nice as yours. Thanks for the posting.

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    Nice bumping into you at the trailhead for Cadillac!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver8 View Post
    That's the prettiest set of photos I've ever seen from Katahdin. Mike. What a day!
    Thanks! It really was the perfect day and the start of a perfect weather week. We had the same weather at Acadia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish View Post
    Wow. Nice weather. I like the bull's half velvet rack. I can't wait to go back !!

    Tim
    It's a haul to get there, but worth it if the weather is nice. You've got to find a moose next time too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rankin View Post
    Nice bumping into you at the trailhead for Cadillac!
    Likewise! A great week to be out there.

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