Climb Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine, on this 4-day/3-night guided trip in Baxter State Park. Although this hike is strenuous, you’ll be rewarded with exciting trails, spectacular views, and the comfort of a bunkhouse at night. This is the perfect trip for the outdoor enthusiast!
*This is a difficult hike. Participants should be in good physical condition.
- SEPTEMBER DATES: SUNDAY, SEPT. 8–WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11
-2 Registered Maine Guides
-Transportation from Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport to Baxter State Park and return.
-1 night at Big Moose Inn
-2 nights at Chimney Pond Bunkhouse
-Snacks throughout the day
This is a partial packing list. A full list will be given to you upon booking.
-Backpack – 45 liters/2,700 cubic inches or greater
-Two 1-liter water bottles
-Hiking poles (optional)
-Hiking pants and/or hiking shorts
-Quick-dry hiking top (Capilene, PolyPro, wool)
-Sleeping bag w/compression sack – 20-degree Fahrenheit or lower
-Sleeping pad (can be rented at Maine Sport Outfitters)
-Headlamp (can be rented at Maine Sport Outfitters)
The hikes below are of similar intensity and are suggested in preparation of the hike to the summit of Katahdin:
Mount Adams or Mount Madison from the Appalachia Trailhead, Presidential Mountain, NH
A six-hour hike with a day pack in Camden Hills State Park or Acadia National Park, ME
Routine day hikes with a loaded pack of 30-35lbs.
The payment is 50% refundable in the event you have to cancel, as long as the cancellation is made 21 days before the trip. After that time, your payment is non-refundable. Alternately, 100% of your payment will be refunded if a replacement hiker can be found prior to the trip.
The weather in Maine can be unpredictable and can change very rapidly. For obvious reasons, we cannot ensure perfect weather conditions for your trip. If Down East cancels due to unsafe weather conditions, you will receive a full refund or have the opportunity to transfer to the next available opening. However, cancellations made by participants due to weather will not be refunded.
If a trip’s minimum number of participants is not met and/or if there are unforeseen circumstances, we may be forced to cancel or adjust the trip. We will attempt to place participants on another date if possible.
CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS:
207-594-9544 or [email protected]