Photo Credit: Billy Fay

Trip Reports

Trip Report: Winter Ascent of Katahdin in 1960[April 16, 2012]

It had all the components of great drama. The trip was in serious jeopardy by the time we reached Bangor – from serious engine trouble in our car to heavy snowfall. We abandoned the car to continue by train. To get passage on the freight train to Millinocket was something of miracle. The stay of a few hours in the now-razed Great Northern Hotel cannot be replicated today obviously. The deep snow forced the turn-back near Avalanche Field of Elmer Woodworth's snow-machine;...

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Trip Report: Fishing at Katahdin Lake[August 1, 2011]

In late July 2011, I went on my annual Katahdin Lake fishing extravaganza. My usual fishing partner could not go this year so another friend came. He is not an angler, so there was less fishing and more sightseeing than usual. However, we did paddle around and I did catch and release a half dozen or more trout in my favorite fishing hole. We also saw five moose, a bald eagle (several times), a great blue heron, loons, terns, ravens, a variety of songbirds, bear scat, and a spectacular...

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