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Amazing series of trails for winter fun. X-Country skiers have their own wide groomed trails where as snowshoeing and fat tire share the same trails. All are well groomed and maintained. There is a store and cafe above the outdoor center. Very popular with the locals.
Well after three blockbuster snow storms the trails are untouched with 14 to 20 inches of powder. Slow going in this stuff as each step was a short step push short step push. Hopefully with this weekend warm up more people will get out and help pack the trails.
This was a bucket list hike I completed with my daughter in September 2015 before her wedding. I've been coming to Maine since I was a child and my grandfather had often challenged me to do the Katahdin hike.....now I've done it! Beautiful through and through....by far, one of the most physically demanding due to the many Boulder and rock fields. The Knife Edge is thrilling!
"Had" to go up Cathedral because of the slide on Dudley. It was rainy so the rocks were slick and there were definitely some sketchier passages, especially for the 5'1 member of our party. Skipped the knifes edge because of poor visibility, but you can still do an out and back on it if you want. Overall, making a loop up Pamola via Dudley is the superior hike, but while they sort out the slide Cathedral is a fine substitute.
Chris D. on Evans Notch - Blueberry Mountain Loop Trail
Labor Day weekend 2009. Had an encounter with an unknown animal. Upon reaching the "summit" from the white cabin trail we had lunch. About five minutes into the sandwich we noticed a very pungent odor, it made us stop eating. We packed up our lunch and kept going around. We couldn't see anything upwind of us, and didn't hear anything moving around. Visibility was decent, spotty scrub pine and low bushes. We went further down the trail about 20 minutes to another small clearing to continue our lunch. Almost as my first bite hit my lips did I smell the same pungent odor as before. We both instantly packed up our lunch and hurried down the trail toward the flume. I kept looking back and couldn't see anything following us. I should mention, I am an avid hunter and hiker, and have never experienced anything like this before. I have hiked portions of the Appalachian trail and New England, and the Canadian Rockies. Not sure we'd go back.
I love this hike! The invigorating workout is refreshing and the views from the overlook areas are rewarding! I went Saturday at 24 Degrees. The sun was warm but the hiking really heated me up. There was very little ice on this trail but there were a few spots to be cautious while passing. The view from the summit is all grown in but at least it is out of the wind!
Did this one on 02/04/2017. There wasn't a foot print in the snow Very peaceful hike. Watch out for the hidden ice under the snow if exploring in the winter. Otherwise it is a relatively easy hike. Unfortunately the only great view is a small outpatch near the top. The rest of the trail is canopied by trees and there isn't a lot of sun exposure.