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  1. I've used my Eureka Solitaire on previous trips,...

    I've used my Eureka Solitaire on previous trips, but last time borrowed a Vango Soul from a friend, great tent. Next spring I plan on buying one while there.
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    There's a Flip flop Facebook group that might...

    There's a Flip flop Facebook group that might have useful input.

    Plan to reserve that site at Katahdin Stream 4 months in advance, and that Bangor>Medway bus runs once a day so you need to craft...
  3. Tired of hearing about: Horror stories about...

    Tired of hearing about: Horror stories about Baxter State Park.
  4. Who are you responding to? i based my comment...

    Who are you responding to?
    i based my comment on hearing from, and talking with, her family who held a panel discussion at an ALDHA Gathering in Hanover. They agreed Gatewood's journeys wouldn't be...
  5. Gatewood. 20 years ago she was considered just...

    Gatewood.
    20 years ago she was considered just this nice lady who hobo'd town to town along the AT.
    Now, thanks in no small part to a spam campaign by "A Mighty Girl," she's a super hero.
  6. The cafe split off afew years back. A...

    The cafe split off afew years back. A relationship remains, with SoBos still getting fed before their shuttle into the Park.
  7. AT Lodge in Millinocket under new ownership.

    The first stop for SoBos, and the last stop for Nobos! The AT Lodge in Millinocket has a new name, new owners, and a new website!
    The Appalachian Trail Hostel and Outfitters.
  8. Dates when Katahdin trails closed in recent years:

    Dates Katahdin trails closed in recent years:
    2022 10/20
    2021 10/20
    2020 10/17
    2019 10/29
    2018 10/21
    2017 10/23
    2016 10/24
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    Yes, the Birches and Katahdin Stream stay open thru 10/22,...
  9. BSP to close all Katahdin trails at the trailhead as of Oct. 20th.

    Another NoBo season ends.
    Lots of other Park trails remain open, the Birches and some other campground stay open til the 22nd.
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    Several have finished, most are south of Harpers,...

    Several have finished, most are south of Harpers, at least two are still in Maine.
    They're checking in on the 2022 SoBo Facebook page.
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    Sticky: It's seldom more than a mud puddle.

    It's seldom more than a mud puddle.
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    They're campsites on Rainbow Lake.

    They're campsites on Rainbow Lake.
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    White House Landing no longer serves AT hikers. ...

    White House Landing no longer serves AT hikers.

    Yes. South of the Kennebec.
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    Katahdin Stream.

    Katahdin Stream.
  15. Just be past the gate before it opens and you'll...

    Just be past the gate before it opens and you'll be fine. Have fun.
  16. An up-and-over with a full pack (and 10 days...

    An up-and-over with a full pack (and 10 days food) isn't recommended.
    Drive around to the west side, go up Hunt and down Abol with a day pack.
  17. You can't stay at the Birches. it's for Nobos...

    You can't stay at the Birches. it's for Nobos hiking in from at least Monson.
    Do you and you friends will need camping or parking reservations.
    9/24 is too late to start a SoBo section.
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    Here ya go: KI Jo Mary...

    Here ya go: KI Jo Mary
  19. If the Ranger's not on duty, or unavailable,...

    If the Ranger's not on duty, or unavailable, ATers just sign out at the trailhead like every other hiker.
    People night hike Katahdin almost every day when the weather's nice. During a full moon,...
  20. It was nice to see someone continue the attempt...

    It was nice to see someone continue the attempt after knowing they wouldn't break the record.
    Most of these people quit once the record is ruled out.
  21. Interesting to learn that's new information for...

    Interesting to learn that's new information for someone from Maine.
  22. It'd make sense to stop there. 20 mile day...

    It'd make sense to stop there.
    20 mile day tomorrow. 9+ to Katahdin Stream, 10.4 up and down Katahdin.
    Here's wishing him the best.
  23. Here's another option: Have two or three people...

    Here's another option: Have two or three people night hike the AT from Abol Bridge to Katahdin Stream and set up at one of the covered picnic tables to meet him with what they've carried in.
  24. They'll need to be at the gate by 4AM since they...

    They'll need to be at the gate by 4AM since they don't have a parking pass. They may have to wait until 7, an hour after the gate opens, to see if someone with a parking pass didn't show up.
    Are you...
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    Mid September? You'll be fine. Rangers have very...

    Mid September? You'll be fine. Rangers have very seldom closed Katahdin trails due to weather before mid October.
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