- 1 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Lanyard hook attachment
- Mounted on story card
Elevation: 5,267 ft.
Coordinates: N45° 54' 16'' W68° 55' 22''
Location: Baxter State Park, Maine, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Rick Johnstone, 1999
Mount Katahdin is the northern U.S. terminus of the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail. Of its several summits, Baxter Peak, at 5,267* feet, is Maine's highpoint and ranks seventh of high peaks of the northeast. An outstanding feature of this granite mountain is its massive isolation--rising more than 4200 feet higher than its immediate surroundings. Hikers attempting the summits of Katahdin are well advised to be prepared for changing weather conditions.
"Katahdin" is an American Indian name meaning "greatest mountain." It is located on land given to the State of Maine by its 49th governor, Percival R. Baxter. The creation of Baxter State Park in 1931 was governed by his conditions that it always remains a wildlife sanctuary and public land for recreational use.
This medallion is fashioned after the benchmark at the summit of Baxter Peak. It is located about 45 feet SE of a 4-foot cairn.