Katahdin, the 100 Mile Wilderness, & the Presidential Range

3-Day Katahdin and Chimney Pond Backpacking

IMG_1476Climb Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine, on this 3-day/2-night trip in Baxter State Park. Rewarding hiking, spectacular views, and the comfort of a bunkhouse at night make this a trip to delight every lover of outdoor adventure.

We’ll start with a moderate hike up to the Chimney Pond Campground, where we’ll stay in a bunkhouse both nights. Surrounded by awe-inspiring, 2,000-foot granite cliffs, glacially-formed Chimney Pond is the most spectacular campground in Baxter State Park, and perhaps anywhere east of the Rocky Mountains.

101_1148On day two (weather permitting), we’ll day-hike to the summit of Katahdin (5,267 feet) via Cathedral Trail and Saddle Trail, then we’ll conquer Pamola Peak (4,902 feet) via the Knife Edge — the most spectacular mountain trail in the East and one of Maine’s most picturesque spots. This hike is strenuous, and participants should be in good physical condition.

The trip starts and ends at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport. We provide transportation to and from Baxter State Park, as well as meals within the park. Baxter State Park fees and bunkhouse fees are included in the trip price. Two Registered Maine Guides will accompany the group. A list of recommended personal gear will be provided upon registration.

Group size is limited to 8. These are the toughest reservations to get in Baxter State Park, so reserve your spot soon!

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Dates & Times
Permitting for 2018 will take place in January.  If you would like to be added to a list and informed when permits are received, please email Tim Barker

Price:  $545: Includes all meals, fees, transportation, and camping equipment (if needed).

Women’s Only Katahdin Trip

101_1140Climb the highest peak in Maine with a womens only group.  This trip follows the same format as the “3-Day Katahdin & Chimney Pond” trip that we offer regularly.

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Dates & Times

Permitting for 2018 will take place in January.  If you would like to be added to a list and informed when permits are received, please email Tim Barker

Price:  $545: Includes all meals, fees, transportation, and camping equipment (if needed).

Private Katahdin

IMG_1350Are you interested in climbing Katahdin but want to do it at your own pace without the pressure of a group?  If so, this trip might be the adventure you are looking for.  This trip is structured the same way as our “3-Day Katahdin & Chimney Pond” trip but adjustments can be made to better fit your parties schedule and needs.

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Dates & Times
Permitted by request

Price: $845: Includes all meals, fees, transportation, and camping equipment (if needed).

100-Mile Wilderness

image (4)New for 2016, we are offering a 5-day trip which covers the northern section of the 100-Mile Wilderness.  Starting just south of the Debsconeag Wilderness Area, hike through some of the most remote and scenic wilderness the state has to offer.  Covering 38 miles in 5 days, you and your group will hop from campsite to campsite while the views of Katahdin get better and better as you close in on Abol Bridge.

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Dates & Times

2018 – TBD

Price:  $825: Includes all meals, fees, transportation, and camping equipment (if needed).

The Presidential Traverse

IMG_20160920_094117620_HDRComplete a portion of the Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Beginning at the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail head, climb to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) Lake of the Clouds Hut for the night before traversing across the high peaks of the range. Night 2 will be spent at the AMC’s Madison Hut and a descent to the Appalachia Trail head will complete the traverse on day 3.

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Dates & Times

Permitting for 2018 will take place in January.  If you would like to be added to a list and informed when permits are received, please email Tim Barker

Price:  $775: Includes all meals, fees, transportation, and camping equipment (if needed).

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