HikeME Katahdin Poster Giveaway!

This one is simple.  We’ve teamed up with the good folks at LiveME to giveaway one of their beautiful 12″ x 18″ Katahdin posters.

Here’s how you can win:

1) At the bottom of the post, comment letting us know why you love Big Momma Katahdin, and where you’d hang this beautiful poster.

2) We’ll announce the winner of this giveaway through the Appalachian Trials Weekly Newsletter, so be sure you’re subscribed (here).

That’s it.

The contest will conclude on Wednesday, July 13th at 8pm EST.  Any comments submitted after that time will not be included in the giveaway.

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Comments 47

  • Colleen Rossi : Jul 7th

    I love Big Momma Katahdin Posters because they will motivate me to hike GA to ME!!!! I will hang this poster in my Bar Room (converted Living Room) which has a variety of posters, art and collectibles from vacations.

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  • scott lewis : Jul 7th

    Motivation to make dreams come true

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  • phil shipley : Jul 7th

    I am 67 years old and doing my thru hike in 2017. katahdin is my inspiration for completing this hike. have heard about this mountain for years and would like to see it before I get too old

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  • Brad Coryell : Jul 7th

    I love the poster because I hiked Mt Katahdin on 9-11-2012 and it was an experience that changed hiking for me. The best mount I have hiked and gave me an appreciation for those that take the steps from Georgia to Maine.

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  • Jack henderson : Jul 7th

    Hoping to hike it next year. Never been to Maine but I love the photos I’ve seen. I’d hang it in my den.

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  • Brian Heimbach : Jul 7th

    I would hang it in my den where I have all my hiking gear that I have been purchasing with the goal of saving money and getting all that I need to hike the AT in the hopefully near future.

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  • Patrick Auger (Solo) : Jul 7th

    I love hiking on “The Edge”

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    • Patrick Auger (Solo) : Jul 7th

      …will hang it on my hiking & backpacking preparation office at home

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  • Lauren : Jul 7th

    I love the posters as its something different and exciting and when I come home from work and look at it it makes me think of my goals and dreams. I would hang it in my living room.

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  • Andrew McKenzie : Jul 7th

    I climbed Katahdin on September 18th 1980, using the Springer Mountain approach trail. I summited alone that day and although many years have passed, that day is still one indelibly etched in my memory. No poster or picture can compare.

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  • Ilse : Jul 7th

    I love this poster because it is a reminder of just how vast and amazing Katahdin is. She puts life into perspective for me. This poster would go in our living room next to our map of the AT.

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  • Andi F : Jul 7th

    One day! One day I will piece together the section hikes. One day, I will no longer have to live through the experiences of others…because I will be living through my own. Now, I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster and what it feels like to a summit Katahdin when others share. It only motivates me more. Happy trails!

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  • Bob austin : Jul 7th

    It reminds me of a goal to accomplish before I leave the planet. I had a stent put in my right coronary artery last August and have been working hard since. Ten+ miles a day. Revving up for the big walk. I’m 61 years old so Granma Gatewood inspired me to get out and walk.

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  • Ashley Bureau : Jul 7th

    I love Big Momma Katahdin posters because I was born and bred in Maine and love hiking of all kinds. Plus, they are inspirational in getting ones butt out the door and onto the trail – and there are NO trails like those in Maine! 🙂
    I’d hang it in my entryway or front hall!

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  • Ashley Bureau : Jul 7th

    I love Katahdin because I was born and bred in Maine and love hiking of all kinds, and she’s the most epic of them all! Plus, they are inspirational in getting ones butt out the door and onto the trail – and there are NO trails like those in Maine! 🙂
    I’d hang it in my entryway or front hall!

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  • Jason "Scribe" Schult : Jul 7th

    I love Mt K because it was the single best mountain of my entire AT2015 thru hike! It’d get framed and hung right over my desk, so I can see it every single day.

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  • Victoria "Little Red" Wilkinson : Jul 7th

    Katahdin holds a special place in my heart. I didn’t get a view, but I experienced pure, unadulterated joy when I finished my thru last year. I cried happy tears when I kissed the sign. I recently moved to Denver, CO after a planned thru on the CDT turned into a BASH (Bad Ass Section Hike) through New Mexico. My husband and I arrived here with just the packs on our backs. Our studio apartment is sparsely furnished. We need this poster to hang on our bare walls, and to remind us of our epic adventure!

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  • Susan deeney : Jul 7th

    I would hang this picture next to a framed copy of this gorgeous painting done in the 1930’s that I saw in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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  • Beth Denton : Jul 7th

    Hiking the AT was a 30 year dream of mine that I did at age 51. I can’t possible express the thrill of making it to the top of Mt Katahdin. A glorious experience. I love Maine so much. I have a framed picture of me with my friend I made hiking. I want to put the poster near it. What a great pair the two will make!

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  • Emily Rethman : Jul 7th

    The poster would hang in my husband and my Adventure Gallery wall as a reminder that the world is so much bigger than us. However, we can still be a part of it, we just have to take that first step.

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  • Christopher : Jul 7th

    I love Katahdin because it will be my baptism by fire for my upcoming SOBO 7/19′

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  • John "Teej" Gordon : Jul 8th

    Katahdin is the Greatest Mountain. I’ve been lucky enough to climb to Baxter Peak two or three (or four) times a year since I was a teen. I want the Mountain to remain the northern terminus of the AT so that future hikers can experience the amazing feeling of awe, of success, and of sharing across generations the beauty of Governor Baxter’s generous gift to us. I love her because she loves us back, even when it’s tough love!

    I’d give away the poster, should I be so lucky to win it, to the new ATC office in Monson, Maine, where northbound ATers could see it while learning about the Mountain and planing their journey thru the 100 and into the Park.

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  • Cliff : Jul 8th

    Just hiked hunt few days ago and have hiked katahdin every year since 6 grade. The pic I would hang in my bed room so every time I wake up it reminds me of what I have to look forward too..

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  • Kim Kearns : Jul 8th

    The reason I love Maine so much was my first trip to Baxter when I was 15 (many many years ago) and climbed Katahdin with my best friend. In the many decades since, that experience has never left me. That is why we have recently purchased a house in Maine and are retiring there from NJ at the end of the year. This will look amazing in our new home in the entry way.

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  • Baileigh : Jul 8th

    I love Katahdin because it’s my hoME! Growing up in Millinocket means I’ve had the chance to climb this beauty multiple times and call it my backyard ever since I was a baby. I’ve hiked just about every trail up and around this grand mountain and every day, whether on the peak or seen in the distance from downtown Millinocket, the beauty amazes me!! Also planning a thru hike in the coming years as well, so that’s another good reason right?!

    This map would be framed and hung in the living room of my new apartment, which just so happens to be near Ellijay/Springer Mountain! Reminding me everyday of how lucky I am to call it my home, and how excited I am to be hiking north!

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  • alex olvera : Jul 8th

    To be my motivation to finish the AT next year.

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  • Courtney Hans : Jul 8th

    I love Big Momma Kathadin for being the perfect end of an adventure. The poster will be hung right next to my certificate for completing the AT last year.

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  • Pamela Hoffman : Jul 8th

    I will hang this beautiful thing in my office at school!

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  • Kim Lee : Jul 8th

    I love Big Momma Katahdin because she reminds me to strive for greatness. I planned to hike the AT this season but had to put off my trip when I decided to move to the West coast. Its a constant reminder of my goal to hike the AT and motivation that the first time I summit Katahdin will be at the conclusion of a thru-hike. I will display her proudly where all my West coast friends can see and sing her praises and tell her story whenever I can.

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  • Katie (KT) Saunders : Jul 8th

    That beautiful mountain gives me hope that I can start over fresh.

    I’d definitely hang it in my bathroom – I can only imagine how much more I’d enjoy my hot, comfortable showers while staring at a map of the place I will end up a cold, filthy mess on my NOBO.

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  • Ross "Smith" Bear : Jul 8th

    A year ago I could barely walk 100 feet let alone the ‘top’ of the AT. A year later, my health vastly improved following a life saving kidney transplant, and plans to walk the AT next spring summer. I have a room (also known as the kitchen) were all my gear is kept (and the pile continues to grow). I have photos of the trail as continued motivation. What would be a better spot, then to show everyone that comes into my home my plans for 2017!

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  • Lisa pettrey : Jul 8th

    I love this mountain because my husband is chasing her this Summer, and I have had some “me” time. Joking
    I am trying to buy a new house so of course I will hang it over our bed to remind my hubby how strong he is. No via grade necessary!

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  • Lisa pettrey : Jul 8th

    I love this mountain because my husband is chasing her this Summer, and I have had some “me” time. Joking
    I am trying to buy a new house so of course I will hang it over our bed to remind my hubby how strong he is. No viagra necessary!

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  • Joanna : Jul 9th

    I love Big Momma Katahdin because she pushed me on my entire 6 month journey of the Appalachian Trail. The image of the sign and reaching that destination was a constant driving force in the back of my head. When the day came, emotions were running high, low, and everywhere in between. I was physically and mentally drained but more so ecstatic to have made it that far. It was just icing on the cake to find out that the hike up Katahdin itself was so incredible; waterfalls, fun climbs, rime ice, breathtaking views in every direction, and it was the peak of fall foliage season. I could not wipe the smile off my face. Once I saw the sign from a few hundred feet out, I cried and laughed and started to run. I finally made my own dreams come true.
    I would hang this poster in my room next to my AT certificate and AT trail map poster to continually remind myself of my accomplishment and to reinforce the desire to take a trip back to Maine!

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  • Carla : Jul 9th

    Love the whole at ..then is going to be the best for me..bucket list..can’t wait..it simple where it would hang in my living room where all can see the beauty I see!!!!

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  • David Krachenfels : Jul 9th

    Big Momma Katahdin is the goal, it is the big K̶a̶h̶u̶n̶a̶!̶ … err, Momma Katahdin.

    I just want to hang it in my 14 year old son’s bedroom, he’s going to take on a section with me in Mid August, I’m hoping if he likes it (and with the help of an inspiring poster) he will take on a longer section in June of 2017!

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  • Claudia : Jul 9th

    I love the posters because Katahdin is the most inspiring image in the world! I would hang it over my mantel or in the kitchen – somewhere I could see it daily. That is of course, after I’m done living in a tent!

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  • Melissa : Jul 9th

    As many others, I also love the posters to help keep me on track of what my goal is. It will be mounted in my bedroom on the wall in front of my bed, so that the first thing I’m reminded of when waking is my goal and the last thing before closing my eyes is my goal. When I’m having a day of struggle, doubt and feel like giving up, I can look at my wall and see all the reasons why I created this goal in the first place. Katahdin is more than just a mountain and accomplishing the entire AT signifies overcoming my fears, tapping into my curiosities, and following my passions.

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  • Jodie "Haulin' Oats" Fernald : Jul 9th

    I love Katahdin because climbing her was one of the most emotional experiences of my life. After 2189.2 miles she brought me to tears. As I approached the summit I felt all of what had brought me there. Love, pain, anger, restlessness, fear, joy. Just thinking about how she made me feel now makes me cry.
    My life post thru-hike has been a shade less romantic than I envisioned it might be from the top of Big K. Just over nine months later, I have finally found a place to call home. I would love to hang this poster above my bed so she can inspire dreams of my next adventure that will make me feel just as alive as when I first met her.

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  • Isaac "Pilgrim" Keener : Jul 10th

    Katahdin was a reminder for me of how small the things are that we worry about “down here.” She marked the emotional culmination of my 2,185.3-mile journey, but she was not just an end, but a beginning. She is a reminder of God’s faithfulness to me through my thru-hike and all of life. I would like to hang this poster in my living room or perhaps above my bed.

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  • Tony Janisch : Jul 10th

    I love Big Momma K because she represents the culmination of an epic journey, the end of an ending, the accomplishment of an experience. I would hang the poster in my office, to remind me that good things come from sticking it out.

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  • Alan Kamman (Northstar) : Jul 10th

    I first hiked Katahdin with my Dad when I was seven years old. At the time I didn’t realize I would return twice. Dad got me into hiking and it became a lifelong passion. I next hiked Katahdin when I brought my kids there. They were too young to make the hike based on BSP rules so my wife Ann and I took turns summiting. My third time will be in about two weeks when I complete my 2016 thru hike. While I will summit alone, Dad will be there in spirit, having passed in 2014. Without his constant support through some failed attempts, I would not be experiencing the success I am now. If I am awarded this poster, I will hang it in my office (I’m a high school guidance counselor) in hopes of sparking a desire for big adventure in my students. Thanks for the chance!

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  • Scott Davis : Jul 11th

    It’s already hanging there in my mind. Katahdin is the talisman driving me to attempt the AT Thru Hike again (failed in 1994) in 2017.

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  • Jeff Jarrett : Jul 11th

    I’d hang it over my bed so I could daydream and dream as I spend quite a lot of time lying or sleeping due to medications I have to take Not saying it for sympathy but for the fact that someday I will at least get to see her even if I have to be driven there and see her from ground level. That would be a dream come true.

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  • James Garst : Jul 12th

    Katahdin is representative of what dreams should be. It’s almost mythical and illusive nature make it the perfect destination for such a life changing journey. I would like to hang it in the school in which I work. When kids ask about it, I can explain the beauty of the journey.

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  • Mark Fugel : Sep 2nd

    On July 4th of 2016, I hiked up the Helon Taylor trail to Mt Pomona peak on Katahdin. At 2:30, we started our descent on a beautiful day but with gusts over 100mph+. An hour from the top, my right foot got wedged in between 2 rocks and I fell forward between 2 boulders using my right arm to protect my head. Unfortunately, I shattered my wrist to pieces. Then…the real adventure began. With the help of my trail buddy Kevin, I finally made it down to the trailhead in the dark at 8:30pm. I wound up having a plate and 11 screws put into my wrist with hand surgery. Despite it all…I keep looking and viewing the pictures we took of that unbelievable hike and can only remember the awesomeness of it all. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat even knowing the outcome…that’s how much I enjoyed one of my life’s (I’m 60+) great adventures!!! A framed poster on my wall would tell me everyday that some things in life, despite the hardship, are just plain worth it!!! As soon as I can type again with two hands, I will post pics and vids of my wonderful climb!!!

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    • Mark Fugel : Sep 2nd

      i would hang it next to my bed…to remind me everyday of the above!!!

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