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NEpilot
07-18-2010, 01:14 PM
Baxter State Park in Maine is like a commie 51st state but if you play by the rules you will have a good time. Just don't even think about camping anywhere but where they say you can. ALL the rangers were nice and VERY informative; overall no issues at all; I'll be back.

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This makes getting up at 2am and hiking in the dark worth it.


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Views from Helon Taylor trail


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Views from Helon Taylor trail

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Very windy with clouds blowing in

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Pamola peak in the distance

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Clouds beat me to the peak - things started getting interesting.

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Just below Pamola summit - clouds blew to the side.

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Clouds are back and I can't see very much. Nice warning on the sign :)

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Hmmm weather not getting better on way to Knife edge.

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Just down climbed this wet mess in 50+ mph winds. I'm alone on this hike and really don't want to fall!

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That sign in the background is on Pamola summit; I'm slowly progressing across the knife edge.

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Still a long way to go on the knife edge though the weather is getting a little better.

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A slip here would really suck.

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Made it!

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A couple arrived about 15 minutes later as I was eating a snack; they just finished the AT - They started in February!

Snow Miser
07-18-2010, 07:46 PM
Great pictures! Looks like you had a good hike, despite some clouds. Thanks for sharing.

JimS
07-18-2010, 08:15 PM
I've yet to go to Baxter, and NEED too. That first shot is amazing! Looks like an epic hike overall!

I love the drama of the later ones with the knife edge and sharper rocks.

Just a note though, the contrasts or colors seem a little off of the first few shots after the sunrise?!?! Maybe just my monitor.

NEpilot
07-18-2010, 10:48 PM
I've yet to go to Baxter, and NEED too. That first shot is amazing! Looks like an epic hike overall!

I love the drama of the later ones with the knife edge and sharper rocks.

Just a note though, the contrasts or colors seem a little off of the first few shots after the sunrise?!?! Maybe just my monitor.


I've yet to go to Baxter, and NEED too. That first shot is amazing! Looks like an epic hike overall!

I love the drama of the later ones with the knife edge and sharper rocks.

Just a note though, the contrasts or colors seem a little off of the first few shots after the sunrise?!?! Maybe just my monitor.

I went back and looked again (my monitors are calibrated) your correct the 6 following the sunrise had a little less contrast bump. I added just a pinch more contrast and exposure to try and match the series. I've gotten lazy as of late and haven't been dragging my tripod, 40d, and lens's :( So all these photos were taken hand-held in high winds with my Panasonic ZS7 P&S.

I can't see how to edit my post here so the adjusted photos are linked below -

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JimS
07-19-2010, 06:00 AM
Ahhhh....much better!

Fantastic!

CHRIS
07-19-2010, 08:37 AM
Great job Jim. Thanks for sharing.

Jimmy Legs and Little d
07-20-2010, 02:32 PM
An exceptional set of photos of your hike up and along the Knife's Edge. Did you take anymore that you could share the link? Always have been fascinated with the beauty and ruggedness of Baxter State Park and especially the Knife's Edge. It took us three trips to Baxter until we had a good weather day to compete the hike; one I will never forget.

Donna:)

NEpilot
07-20-2010, 05:21 PM
There are a few more photos showing some of the ice caves in the link below; just click on the Katahdin gallery -

http://www.chriscaisse.com/Hiking

Snow Miser
07-20-2010, 06:03 PM
Very nice!!! Thanks.