Piscataquis County High Point Trip Report


Date: July 24, 2001
Author: Dave Covill

We camped at Roaring Brook Campground. Nice Campground. LONG drive. We rose early and were headed up the Helon Taylor trail to the Knife Edge by 6:30 AM. A decent day below turned to 50mph winds, fog, and light rain by the time we were on the Knife Edge. Note to self - do not repeat this! We lived to tell about that, summited, and made for the Saddle Trail, which a ranger gal said was easier than the Cathedral Trail. Hah!

I gotta see that one, as the Saddle goes down a boulder-strewn landslide path. Horrible in wet weather. Took us forever to get to Chimney Pond, and it was still 3 miles out on a poor path from there. Took us close to 12 hours total. Weather is everything here, and the "trails" are not really trails, just routes blazed across rocks. Do not bring a friend here to introduce them to hiking.