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Oct 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Skiing at Granite
Hello Thy Fellow Adventure'rs,

I am looking at running a backpacking trip to Maine and was wondering if anyone had any solid loops/trails in mind. I am not familiar with the state of Maine since I am a born and bred Wisco man, but I am interested in getting to know Maine a little more intimately. I would like to do a coastal or inland loop/trail that could span any number of miles. I'm not too picky. If anyone knows of any higher altitude routes, that would be swell as well!

If anyone could shed a little light on my quest, it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Y'ALL!
David Christoffel
From Colfax, Wisconsin
Joined Oct 17, 2011
10 points
Oct 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Gear
This hike is on my list for Maine...havent done it yet but seems like its worth the trip.
Knife Edge Trail- Mt Katadhin
From NY, NY
Joined May 8, 2010
106 points
Oct 4, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Axes glistening in the sun
The Knife Edge kicks ass. Haven't done it in 15 yrs but was a blast.

Knife Edge Trail- Mt Katadhin
From Manitou Springs
Joined Feb 13, 2006
114 points
Oct 4, 2012
Katahdin knife edge is fantastic. Definitely need a head for heights and comfortable scrambling skills. There are several circuits you can do on that mountain to make several days of it. Accomodation at the shelters / lean-to's needs to be booked well in advance if you want to stay overnight. Not sure when you are Also being in northern Maine by October there is a good chance of snow, and for the winter months the access road is closed and the rangers will check you have proper gear. Simon L
From Hartford, CT
Joined Sep 9, 2012
11 points
Oct 23, 2012
Check out the Grafton Loop Trail. Its an awsome ~40mile loop in Maine. Its perfect for a couple days out on the trail. DavidM
Joined Dec 26, 2011
32 points

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