On June 28th, I climbed Maine’s great Mount Katahdin, in Baxter State Park, with colleagues from NRCM. I’ve wanted to do it ever since I settled in Maine 33 years ago, so this was a big occasion for me. Katahdin is a mile high at the summit, and to get there one climbs up and down miles of steep inclines and rugged terrain. Climbing and descending make for a 12 hour challenge, as many of you know who have hiked it.
But magic awaits at the stony summit.
From the top of Katahdin, Maine’s North Woods stretch out as far as the eye can see. Unbroken forests stretch on for miles and shelter our wildlife neighbors, including moose, deer, lynx, and countless birds. Myriad lakes reflect the light of the sky. The West Branch of the Penobscot River, once threatened by the massive Big A dam, is a ribbon winding below. The mountains are jagged and green, layered out to the horizon.
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