I have a response to your Aug. 6 editorial about Katahdin and the Appalachian Trail (“Katahdin peak should remain end of the AT”).

Managing Baxter State Park to fulfill Gov. Percival Baxter’s wishes that it remain forever wild does not include catering to wild celebrations in fragile alpine habitat at Katahdin’s summit.

If raucous revelries are in order at the end of a 2,185-mile hike, a more appropriate venue for the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail might be Old Orchard Beach.

Paul Johnson


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