The 2019 SoBo’s Guide to Baxter and Katahdin

Getting ready to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail SOBO.

Baxter And Katahdin Info for ATers.

Your first stop for official info: Baxter State Park.

Join the  Appalachian Trail SOBO 2019 or the Appalachian Trail SOBO 2020, Facebook groups!
The name of the mountain is Katahdin, the summit is Baxter Peak.
The famous sign isn’t on the peak – go tag that 12 foot high cairn!

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The AT is called the Hunt Trail from Katahdin Stream Campground to Baxter Peak. The traditional start for sobos is a there-and-back-again climb from Katahdin Stream Campground to Baxter Peak.

The physical and mental challenge of climbing Katahdin is not to be underestimated. You cannot roll off the couch and climb this mountain. Fit hikers can easily spend 8-10 hours getting up and down the mountain. More than a few prospective southbounders were unprepared for the task, and ended their hikes the same day they started

A successful sobo should be a physically fit and experienced backpacker. 420 SoBos…

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