Northwest Basin

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Davis Pond is in the remote Northwest Basin of Katahdin in Maine’s Baxter State Park. My hike proved to be a true “adventure,” as I planned to continue hiking from the Northwest Basin to Chimney Pond. I woke up in the lean-to only to discover that what was originally forecast as a sunny day turned out to be rainy, complete with thunder and lightning — certainly not a good day to be on the summit of any mountain. The only safe option was to retrace my 14-or-so mile trek back to my original starting point at Roaring Brook. As the Baxter staff emphasizes, the mountain will still be there for another day.