"Katahdin From Sandy Stream Pond'' (oil on panel), at the "Inspired by Katahdin'' show of 48 artists at the Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, Maine, Nov. 7-29.
Some readers well know the thrill of climbing Mt. Katahdin, which, while not New England's highest mountain, may be its most spectacular. I've climbed it, and when not driven to distraction by late-spring black flies, was thrilled.
Your vertigo gets a good test in walking the "Knife Edge,'' which connects Baxter and Pamola peaks at the top of the mountain; the "Knife Edge'' is only a few feet wide, with nearly sheer cliffs dropping off on each side.
As we started across, I was not unhappy that clouds moved across the top of the mountain, obscuring just how exposed we were.
-- Robert Whitcomb