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    Senior Member blaze's Avatar
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    Annual June Baxter trip/Hamlin & Baxter Peaks

    Our annual June "Feed the Black Flies" trip to Baxter was last weekend. We had nine people, although we never managed to all stand in front of a camera at the same time.

    Our itinerary was:

    Thursday evening 6/18 - drive up after work
    Friday 6/19 - moose viewing at Sandy Stream Pond, hike S. Turner Mtn
    Saturday 6/20 - hike Katahdin. Up Hamlin Ridge, down Knife Edge/Helon Taylor. Some went the other direction
    Sunday 6/21 - pack up in the rain; big breakfast at the A.T. Cafe; home.

    A few shots:

    Cow moose nursing her calf, Sandy Stream Pond

    Katahdin from South Turner Mountain

    A view from Hamlin Ridge

    Looking DOWN from the Knife Edge

    It was 20 years ago this month that I first hiked Katahdin. =)

    I am grateful for a wonderful weekend with old friends and new, and for an enjoyable and safe day on the mountain.

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    Thank you!

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    Senior Member The Sikes's Avatar
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    Gorgeous pictures!!!! The moose one is amazing!
    We don't stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking! Finis Mitchell

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    Awesome photos, Jonathan, as usual! Have to get back there sometime but difficult with the dog...

    Bike, Hike, Ski, Sleep. Eat, Fish, Repeat.

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    Beautiful days you had. Glad you enjoyed it. I'm hoping the bugs are satiated so when I come up they won't be interested in me!
    Have boots will travel.

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    Ridiculous! Absolutely gorgeous. Looks a little different than it did in Winter. Can't WAIT to go back.
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