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I love to plan family travel adventures with our four kids. Encouraging time in nature, National Parks travel, backpacking and hiking are my passions and I love to write about them.


  • My youngest is 7 and I am wondering if the ascent to Baxter Peak would be too strenuous. How long did it take you all and would you suggest just doing the saddle trail to reduce time or is the extra time spent starting at Chimney Pond totally worth it? It looks beautiful!

    • I think a 7 year old used to hiking a lot would so fine. We left at dawn and were back at our campsite a couple of hours before dinner. We started at Chimney Pond because it was the way up close to our campsite, but there are other trails up Katahdin. Chimney Pond was really beautiful for sure!

  • Hi, I found your blog on the hop today. What stunning scenery. I hope my boys enjoy hiking with us when they’re older (they’re 1 and 5 at the moment). Looking forward to reading more posts. : )

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