Mount Katahdin, in Baxter State Park, is Maine's highest mountain.
It is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
Tucked away in the remote North Woods, it is an adventure seeker's paradise.
Hiking, climbing, backpacking, snowshoeing, back-country skiing, and ice-climbing are among the activities pursued there; and there has a been a similar range in the ways people have met their demise on the mountain and in the park.Randi Minetor gathers the stories of these fatalities, from falls to exposure to cardiac arrest; and presents dozens of misadventures, including hunting accidents, lightning strikes, and even more than one suspicious death.
It's a fascinating addition to the North Woods canon.