We did Katahdin on June 21. Did the Hunt Trail. Got to the summit in 5.5 hours and took longer coming down. This was the most brutal hp hike (or should I say climb) to date for us as we’re not in shape and although I read all the trip reports & guide books, I still underestimated this mountain. Almost got blown over by the strong winds when we approached the iron rungs but our hiking companion presuaded us to press on, we’re glad we persevered but we were so pooped when we hit camp.
We were hoping to go over to New Brunswick and summit Mount Carleton but we were too exhausted do even a simple hike and also didn’t feel up to driving to such isolation so opted to drive to PEI for an extra night where we had plans. We did find PEI’s hp and signed the register.