Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Did You Know Tuesday
Did you know that the starting point for the Appalachian Trail is Katahdin, in Baxter State Park in Maine?
View of Katahdin from the deck uptacamp (South Twin Lake)

Katahdin, named by the Penobscot Indians means "Greatest Mountain", and is the tallest mountain in Maine.  While many call it Mount Katahdin, the fact that it's name means "Greatest Mountain" makes the Mount before it meaningless...who wants to call it Mount Greatest Mountain?  That's just goofy (I'm looking at you, Wiki...)
The Appalachian Trail is 2,000 miles long, and runs from Baxter State Park in Maine to Georgia.

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