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Author: Stephen Clark
ISBN: 0974167762
Language: English
Pages: 268 pages
Category: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Publisher: Clark Books; Sixth Edition edition (July 24, 2009)
Rating: 4.8
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This is the "bible" of guide books regarding Baxter State Park and Katahdin

This is the "bible" of guide books regarding Baxter State Park and Katahdin. The last was in the summer of 2009. The book is 268 pages of the most comprehensive information base about the Park. Baxter Park was first established in the 1930's as a wilderness park by donations from the former Governer of Maine and philanthropist.

Katahdin is in Baxter State Park, which is in east central Piscataquis . Donn Fendler, author of book about being lost on Katahdin in 1939. Clark, Stephen (2003). Katahdin: A Guide to Baxter State Park & Katahdin.

Katahdin is in Baxter State Park, which is in east central Piscataquis County, about 25 mi (40 km) northwest of Millinocket. It is on the drainage divide between the East and West branches of the Penobscot River. The mountain massif itself consists of multiple peaks. "GNIS Detail - Mount Katahdin".

Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, is the centerpiece of a wilderness park of thousands of acres, 185 miles of trails, remote ponds that belie roaring streams, and all the magic one can handle.

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Katahdin: A Guide to Baxter State Park and Katahdin Stephen Clark North Country Press, 1985 . Katahdin: A guide to Baxter Park & Katahdin Stephen Clark Thorndike Press, 1985. The guide book contains sections on Park history, Indian leagons, Indian place names, geology, birds and animals in the Park, where to see moose, campgrounds, remote campsites, streams and ponds in the Park and of course, the 204 mile trail system that reaches the peaks and ponds. It also tells the traveler how to book reservations, which you will need if coming to the Park during peak season in July and August.

Baxter State Park, Millinocket, Maine. Not only will you get great views of Katahdin but you will also realize how many mountains and ponds there really are in Baxter. As Governor Baxter wished, Baxter State Park is a place you can come to leave the "trappings of unpleasant civilization" behind. There are two trails to the peak, one from Kidney Pond Campground and the other from Nesowadnehunk Campground.

Katahdin: A Guide to Baxter Park & Katahdin. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780974167763 (978-741677-6-3) Softcover, Clark Books, 2009.

Decent book, gives some good info about the history of the park. Best sIngle guide to hiking in Baxter State Park. com User, May 3, 1998. This is an excellent hiking guide to Baxter State Park. It includes history and background of the park as well as a comprehensive guide to all the trails and peaks

Baxter State Park is a remote wilderness area where visitors are responsible for their own safety; it’s something the .

Baxter State Park is a remote wilderness area where visitors are responsible for their own safety; it’s something the park takes to heart, while also providing you with guidance at certain waypoints, so definitely take advantage.

This is the "bible" of guide books regarding Baxter State Park and Katahdin. It is in its Sixth Edition and is constantly being updated. The last was in the summer of 2009.

The book is 268 pages of the most comprehensive information base about the Park. Baxter Park was first established in the 1930's as a wilderness park by donations from the former Governer of Maine and philanthropist, Percival P Baxter. It now has grown to over 209,000 acres of prime mountain wilderness, located in Northern Maine.

The guide book contains sections on Park history, Indian leagons, Indian place names, geology, birds and animals in the Park, where to see moose, campgrounds, backcountry campsites, streams and ponds in the Park and of course, the 226 mile trail system that reaches the peaks and ponds. It also tells the traveler how to book reservations, which you will need if coming to the Park during peak season in July and August. BOOK SPECS Size 4 1/2 X 7 inches Pages: 268 Illustrations 22 B&W Maps: 14 X 26 four color, topo map of entire park Printed on rain resistant coated paper

Comments (4)
Ricep
Decent book, gives some good info about the history of the park. You can get most of the info from the Baxter park website (about how to make reservations, etc) but it gives detailed descriptions of the campgrounds and really good trail guides. The included map was not all that great, so I ended up buying a larger one.
Mr.Bean
This IS the book for Katahdin. I've hiked all over Baxter State Park and always reference this book when planning a hike - extended or otherwise. It is the only comprehensive guide of the trails in the park. The folks at BSP thought so much of the guide, they purchased the rights to it. Solid general information and history of the park. Go to baxtertstateparkauthority.com to get a copy. Now in its 6th Edition. It's been a while, but I don't believe mine came with a map. The best map of the park is DeLorme's Map and Guide of BSP and Katahdin.
Kelezel
This is an excellent hiking guide to Baxter State Park. It includes history and background of the park as well as a comprehensive guide to all the trails and peaks. It also comes with the best pocket map to the park. I only wish Mr. Clark had included a little more commentary and personality (some sneaks in). He is obviously a passionate expert and a little more depth would be welcome even though this is essentially a trail guide.
Clandratha
The current book has no maps, only written mileage and commentary on the trails. the older review must of been earlier printing. You would be better off buying the Maps by DeLorme or Jim Witherell available at most grocery stores up here. I have a 1969 edition of the Katahdin section of the Appalachian Trail edited byJean Stephenson that is more useful than this current book for the hiker/camper.