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  1. All backcountry sites are be phone only. Every...

    All backcountry sites are be phone only.
    Every day another 300+ campsites become available, scores of parking reservations to handle, and there are mail-in reservations to sort.
    Be patient, use...
  2. Website is up. Mid June sites at Katahdin Stream...

    Website is up. Mid June sites at Katahdin Stream started being booked six months ago, that's why they're gone.
    HQ is closed due to COVID but there's at least three people taking phone reservations,...
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    All Katahdin trails now closed.

    The annual trail closings are why SoBos are advised to not plan start dates earlier than June 1st.
    Statement from the Park:

    If the pattern of earlier seasons hold, trails should re-open in late...
  4. All Katahdin Trails are now closed. (4/1/21)

    The annual trail closings are why SoBos are advised to not plan start dates earlier than June 1st.
    Statement from the Park:

    If the pattern of earlier seasons hold, trails should re-open in late...
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    Heading SoBo?

    Heading SoBo?
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    That tree is younger than the house. If they were...

    That tree is younger than the house. If they were lost, why not just knock and ask directions?
    [QUOTE=zelph;2283088]https://i.pinimg.com/564x/6b/ce/3c/6bce3cd4d2fff531a21394936b2de1ac.jpg
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    They're just weather damaged trees. I've seen...

    They're just weather damaged trees. I've seen some in Scotland.
    The notion that people living in an environment for ten thousand years needed to bend trees to find their way around is just silly.
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    They didn't take ATers last season.

    They didn't take ATers last season.
  9. Poll: Classic example of a push poll. Doesn't belong in...

    Classic example of a push poll. Doesn't belong in the 'straight forward' forum.
  10. My daughter has a "207" tat :)

    My daughter has a "207" tat :)
  11. Indeed. On many mornings the phone starts ringing...

    Indeed. On many mornings the phone starts ringing before they can hang up their coats.
  12. My pleasure. Did a NoBo one too, it started out...

    My pleasure. Did a NoBo one too, it started out as a pamphlet with a 500 print run at hostels as far south as Rangely, went to 1000 the next three years, and then just online to save trees. Baxter...
  13. The two SoBos doing an actual winter thru are...

    The two SoBos doing an actual winter thru are still on trail.
  14. First time campers/visitors please read:

    First time campers should call Baxter HQ to make their reservations. There is a online rez tool, but I think talking to an experienced and knowledgeable human is a better idea for people new to the...
  15. Important tip: SoBos should call HQ to make...

    Important tip:
    SoBos should call HQ to make their reservations. There is a online tool, but I think talking to an experienced and knowledgeable human is a better idea for people new to the Park....
  16. The 2021 SoBo’s Guide to Baxter and Katahdin

    Reservations for June 1st at Katahdin Stream start tomorrow!
    The 2021 SoBo’s Guide to Baxter and Katahdin




    More at the link.
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    "Trail marker trees" are a myth. Just weather...

    "Trail marker trees" are a myth. Just weather damaged trees that city folks weren't equipped to understand.
    Do you really think Native people needed to bend trees to find their way on land they'd...
  18. I can not endorse this. Hoping to be picked up at...

    I can not endorse this. Hoping to be picked up at Roaring Brook not knowing if parking lot there will be open isn't sound planning.
  19. You have that right.

    You have that right.
  20. About 45 mins to the gate, where there will be a...

    About 45 mins to the gate, where there will be a line of cars waiting to get in, another 30 mins to the trailhead at Katahdin Stream, which you can only enter with a parking reservation.
    I seriously...
  21. Baxter boundary to Katahdin Stream Campground is...

    Baxter boundary to Katahdin Stream Campground is abt 10 miles. Trailhead to Baxter Peak and back is abt 10.4 miles round trip.
    I suggest having your fam camp at Katahdin Stream for a few targeted...
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    Thanks, Ghost.

    Thanks, Ghost.
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    Hi Lara. Yes there are bugs, long sleeves, a...

    Hi Lara.
    Yes there are bugs, long sleeves, a headnet, DEET, sleep in a tent and you're fine.
    The spring runoffs from snow melt are over by June. Your first ford in the 100 will be just a rock-hop...
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    I've done about 60 miles total in Orkney and...

    I've done about 60 miles total in Orkney and Caithness in wellies, but only because walking conditions required them.
  25. Baxter posts revised regulations for the 2020/2021 Winter season.

    Winter Reservations for 2020-21 begin November 2

    Big changes, please read if your winter plans include Baxter.
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