This section highlights this majestic peak in all its glory at different times of the year. It represents such a small number of the many faces of Katahdin. Katahdin is located in Baxter State Park and is well-known not only to the people of Maine, but throughout the Northeastern United States. There have been many stories and articles written about Katahdin and there is much history associated with this peak.
Briefly, I will try to inform you but I encourage you to do further research and learn more about this magnificent mountain for yourself. I spend a great deal of time in Baxter State Park photographing the mountain and its surroundings. I have an extensive amount of shots from this area and if there is something specific that you are looking for, please e-mail me. I am sure I can offer you the photograph you are looking for.
The first bit of information that I learned in my research of this mountain was that the name Katahdin is an Abenaki Indian name and it translates to “greatest mountain”. So, the word Mount or Mt. really should not be placed in front of Katahdin, but thousands of people do every day and it is more commonly known as Mt. Katahdin.
There is camping, backpacking, mountain climbing and white water rafting in the park. Many people visit Baxter State Park with the goal of climbing Katahdin, which requires much planning and experience. Climbers must make pre-arrangements for the more serious climbs and daily hikers sign in before ascending specific trails. There are trails that one can easily walk and be able to take in the beauty of Baxter park's Katahdin and it's other mountains. White water rafting is a popular activity with outfitters available to make the day an exciting outing for you.


More information on Katahdin and Baxter State Park can be obtained through the Park Authority or Park Headquarters in Millinocket, Maine.


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