There are 14 peaks in Maine above 4,000 feet. Unlike NH and NY there isn't an established climbing club for these peaks like the AMC ... more »4,000 footers or the very popular ADK Forty-Sixers but these 14 peaks are part of the much larger Northeast 111er list. These 14 peaks can be climbed in 8 different trips which comprise this guide bundle. I have taken great care to include very accurate gps tracks for the best trails on each peak. For any one of the mountains there are multiple routes to the top but I have used my experiences in the mountains to detail the routes that I find are the most rewarding to climb. I have chosen the standard route to the summit for most peaks and have tried to group peaks together in long range hikes such as the the Saddleback and Bigelow Ranges so that you can summit as many peaks as possible in a single hike. In each case I've explained my route decision clearly and have detailed all the major trail intersections often including the actual trail signs for each intersection. The only peak that doesn't have a maintained trail to the top is Reddington but I've created a very accurate gps track from the Crockers to the summit which follows a herd path. By far, the most amazing climb in Maine is that of Katahdin. There are multiple routes to the top but the most exhilarating is climbing over the Knife Edge Ridge. The loop hike I have created for Katahdin remains one of my favorite climbs in all of the Northeast.
Instead of ripping pages out of guidebooks we can now take along these digital guides with our smartphones. Not only will these guides direct you with driving directions to the trailhead but you will also be able to follow along the gps tracks included in these guides and see photos of what you will encounter later on the trail. These guides can be downloaded to your phone for offline use in areas where you don't have cell phone reception in the high peaks. That way you'll always have a terrain map beneath the track. Please see the attached links for how to do this. less «