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    They're at about 1200 NoBos as of the other day....

    They're at about 1200 NoBos as of the other day. I've forgotten the total cards issued.
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    Nice pic, Brad! Lincoln Woods and the Kanc...

    Nice pic, Brad!

    Lincoln Woods and the Kanc were pretty today. Heading to Baxter Saturday.
    Love northern NE this time 0f year.
  3. You mean the campground out at Abol Bridge,...

    You mean the campground out at Abol Bridge, right?
    Abol Campground in Baxter stayed open til the 22nd.
  4. Katahdin Stream and Abol campgrounds are also...

    Katahdin Stream and Abol campgrounds are also open. If you're in Monson this late I really suggest calling ahead for a rez at Katahdin Stream instead chancing you'll get one of the 12 spots at the...
  5. The Hunt Trail (The AT) closed Oct 23rd last year.

    The Birches stay open til Oct. 22nd.
    But remember, it's Maine. There's no guarantee on the weather.

    The Nobo’s guide to Baxter and Katahdin for...
  6. Read the posts in this section. And read this:...

    Read the posts in this section.
    And read this:
    The 2019 SoBo’s Guide to Baxter and Katahdin
    You reserve because the no-rez-required site is just for NoBos. It's a swamp til July, anyway.
    If you...
  7. Congrats to Sandra! Great choice! Happy trails,...

    Congrats to Sandra! Great choice! Happy trails, Suzanne!
  8. AT Lodge's Katahdin > Millinocket daily shuttle starts Sept. 1st.

    AT Lodge's thru-hiker shuttle starts tomorrow. 4pm (almost) every day until Oct. 15th when the Lodge closes for the season. Sign-up sheet posted in the Ranger's porch. $10 fee waived if you're...
  9. Ageist misogyny.

    Ageist misogyny.
  10. 2020 SoBo planners - are you reading the SoBo...

    2020 SoBo planners - are you reading the SoBo 2019 Facebook page? There's lots going on to learn from.
    First major issue so far is many folks not planning ahead for their start at Baxter. You...
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    Thruhiker count at Baxter:

    30+ NoBos, 300+ Sobos. 1st Yo-yo headed south last Thursday afternoon. 1st NoBo bubble hit Monson this weekend with 15+ in town.
  12. AT Lodge dropped off 18 SoBos this morning at...

    AT Lodge dropped off 18 SoBos this morning at Katahdin Stream!
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    The rule of thumb for SoBos starting at Katahdin...

    The rule of thumb for SoBos starting at Katahdin is to get south of the Whites by October 1st.
    If 9/21 is the date you'd like to start hiking south, I'd suggest Gorham.
    What you might consider is...
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    If you're doing it in 5 days you'll be skipping...

    If you're doing it in 5 days you'll be skipping the first and last shelters.
  15. From the park:

    From the park:
  16. This is the first year since the 1990's a trail...

    This is the first year since the 1990's a trail up hasn't opened before June 1st!
    I'd say your safe for a summit on the 21st.
  17. From Baxter State Park: No summit trail open before 6/15.

    Just got off the phone.

    It's official:

    Trail specialist reports many Baxter trails, not just Katahdin ones, will not open before June 15th.

    Adjust your plans accordingly.
  18. From Baxter State Park: No summit trail open before 6/15.

    Just got off the phone.
    It's official:
    Trail specialist reports many Baxter trails, not just Katahdin ones, will not open before June 15th.
    Adjust your plans accordingly.
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    Starting in September, around 4 almost every...

    Starting in September, around 4 almost every afternoon, the AT Lodge's shuttle stops by the ranger's cabin at Katahdin Stream. No fee if you stay with them that night. They'll take you out to the bus...
  20. Been going on for several years, I think.

    Been going on for several years, I think.
  21. The Deeds of Trust: Nothing at all to do with...

    The Deeds of Trust: Nothing at all to do with KIW or the AMC. In the Deeds of Trust, Gov. Baxter uses 'Katahdin' almost exclusively.

    The name of the mountain is Katahdin.
  22. Gov. Baxter used 'Katahdin' almost exclusively in...

    Gov. Baxter used 'Katahdin' almost exclusively in his writings and in the Deeds of Trust.
  23. Also closed: Owl, Black Cat Mt., Horse Mt....

    Also closed: Owl, Black Cat Mt., Horse Mt. Lookout Trail, and Sandy Stream Pond Trail.

    Reminder: When Katahdin trails are closed, they are closed at the trailhead.
    So no, you can't just walk...
  24. Campgrounds open tomorrow, 5/22. Tote roads...

    Campgrounds open tomorrow, 5/22.
    Tote roads open except from Trout Brook to Foster Field.
    Off-Katahdin trails have been open to dayhiking since least week.
    Yesterday was the first time in over a...
  25. 5/21 - Baxter reports all Katahdin trails to remain closed for at least another week.

    From the Park:
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