Annual Assault on Katahdin happens every fall in early October. Bates Outing Club has multiple BOC members lead groups to hike one of the many trials to the peak. Groups go out on Friday and Saturday, camp out over night, and then summit the next day. Some facts about Katahdin:
- It’s the highest point in Baxter State Park
- It’s the tallest mountain in Maine and is pretty iconic in Maine culture
- Its name translates to ‘big mountain’ in the Wabanaki language
Peaks Weekend is one weekend in the fall where the goal is to get as many Bates students on top of mountains as possible! Whether it’s a day trip or an overnight, Peaks weekend is a great way to get outdoors, meet new people, and become a more active member of the BOC. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or have never gone hiking, the BOC offers a wide range of trips ranging from the beginner level to advanced and the BOC encourages everyone who’s interested to sign up for one.