Katahdin via Saddle Trail – Aug 2020

August day hike of Katahdin via the Saddle Trail from our Chimney Pond LT campsite in Maine’s Baxter State Park. Bonus Chimney Pond view at the end!

Early Oct Baxter Loop in Pictures

Early Oct Baxter Loop in Pictures

43 pics and a little babbling from an amazing early October Baxter State Park loop.

Whiddon Pond on the way from Roaring Brook to Russell Pond.

View from Turner Deadwater leaving Russell Pond headed towards Davis Pond on the NW Basin Trail.

Davis Pond slightly above freezing.

Davis Pond the next morning, well below freezing.

A progressively icy ascent.

Snowy and windy tablelands traverse.

Chimney pond chilly evening views. It warmed from low 30s to low 50s by morning. The sound of ice crashing down was frequent in the distance.

Basin Pond on the way out to Roaring Brook.

Check out the video if you want more babbling. I thought some of these pics were worth posting too. GoPro is nice in the rain, but doesn’t capture this sort of detail.

Baxter State Park October Russell, Davis, Chimney Pond Loop

Grab a coffee or cocktail as appropriate and relax with a Fall tour of the interior of Baxter State Park. The second half of the video includes an ice and snow covered ascent and crossing of the tablelands for those looking for more excitement!