Published Oct 30, 2015
On October 22, 2015, the Appalachian Trail through Baxter State Park to the top of Baxter Peak / Mt. Katahdin was open for winter hiking.
When will the Trail close for the year? "When the weather gets bad." Evidently, some snow and ice isn't enough.
Hike your own hike, but an up-and-down day hike of Katahdin in the winter takes special preparation.
BSP's Facebook page will let us know when the Trail shuts down for the 2015 season.
Everyone who's driven down Golden Road to Abol Bridge has favorite photos of Katahdin.
If you have shots you'd like to see in the Friends of Baxter State Park's 2017 Baxter State Park calendar, now's the time to submit them.
The calendar includes photographs taken in the Park during all 12 months of the year.
The deadline for submission is October 31, 2015.
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