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    Just to clarify, it's not my report (alas, I...

    Just to clarify, it's not my report (alas, I wasn't there) but something that showed up on my hiking forum a day or so ago.
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    Katahdin Summit Sign Replacement 7/25/09

    http://www.huiyengchang.com/hike/09baxterworktrip/slides/IMG_9317.jpg

    Here's a first person narrative of this once every 10 years event which took place last Saturday: Sign replacement link
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    An obvious explanation is that although the...

    An obvious explanation is that although the northern half might be tougher, the hiker is in better condition.
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    Some specific places where blazing was difficult...

    Some specific places where blazing was difficult to follow:

    > In the rocky area of Penna where there is really no discernable treadway. If you lose a blaze there you can really have a hard time....
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    Thanks, that's interesting. Of course the good...

    Thanks, that's interesting. Of course the good news is what happened in re Redington and the fact that Weary, one of our own, and the MATC had a hand in the process. Thanks again Weary and MATC.
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    I agree with Weary about Kibby. But just to...

    I agree with Weary about Kibby. But just to emphasize what I was saying about the logging in the area, here are two more photos I took last summer:

    Kibby Mountain from Baudrey Road over a clear...
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    The gentleman from Maine Today has a rather loose...

    The gentleman from Maine Today has a rather loose idea of an alpine environment. 2700' ?? Thats pretty much in the middle of the boreal forest zone. Kibby is 3654' and is still well below anything...
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    Fort what it's worth, I sectioned hiked in the...

    Fort what it's worth, I sectioned hiked in the area in 2003, and not having thru-hiker fitness, did Maryland in 3 days. I guess that's 12-15 miles per day.

    A bunch of guys passed me the last...
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    Last year we summited on a beautiful sunny day...

    Last year we summited on a beautiful sunny day and just had to go down via the Knife Edge and the Helon Taylor trail. No prior planning. Decision was made on the top.

    At the Roaring Brook...
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    I'd like to chime in a bit here. We stayed there...

    I'd like to chime in a bit here. We stayed there last year and had a very very positive experience. I did have a mail drop sent there, but I sent it 3 weeks ahead. Sorry to hear they no longer do...
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    What was the number on you ID? The Shaw's...

    What was the number on you ID?

    The Shaw's number is 207-997-3597. They are the most likely place for someone to stop at. You could call them and ask for Keith and ask him if he's seen them.
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    I also stayed at Gull Pond Lodge and highly...

    I also stayed at Gull Pond Lodge and highly reccomend it.

    But since it is out of town and your boys have probably not crossed paths yet with many north bounders, they may not know about it...
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    I have hiked in that area. From Garrison station...

    I have hiked in that area. From Garrison station you head up the hill and along 9D to the trailhead (I think it's the "Osborn Loop Trail") which is across a meadow on the left (east) side of the...
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    Here's a closup of the sign on the Privy. ...

    Here's a closup of the sign on the Privy.

    There is no "P" in this RIVY.

    I always thought that was fairly amusing. I took this picture in 2002. Is the sign still there Julie?

    Pb
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    If you want to get from the Trail to NYC, your...

    If you want to get from the Trail to NYC, your best bet is to take the bus from the Bear Mountain Inn.

    If you want to go the other way, your choices are:
    1) take the bus back (from the Port...
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    You have already passed it. Sorry. Oops, my...

    You have already passed it. Sorry.

    Oops, my directions are backwards. It's still ahead of you.
  17. You can also stay at Abol Bridge. There is a...

    You can also stay at Abol Bridge. There is a state campground on the other side of the road from the store and when I went through there was no fee (in fact nobody was there at all to check you in). ...
  18. You are welcome to read my stuff: Gorham NH to...

    You are welcome to read my stuff:

    Gorham NH to Stratton (2002)
    Stratton to Monson (2003)
    Monson to Katahdin (2004)

    Have fun. Maine is a great experience.

    Pb
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    Al Last year I parked for about 12 days in the...

    Al

    Last year I parked for about 12 days in the area on the right (the BSP side), just before (south of) the store (which is before the bridge as you come from Millinocket). There is more foot...
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    Capsize in 2003

    It was done in 2003 with near tragic results. Here's an account: Aqua Blaze story. I first heard the story in Pennsylvania and then met the main proptagoniost (Demean) in Maine. He said he thought...
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    Hey Al

    I should have posted this earlier. I might be interested in going from Monson to the West Branch of the Pleasant with you if the timing is right. You'll recall one of my days was washed...
  22. This article "Learn to Live With Blackflies?"...

    This article "Learn to Live With Blackflies?" is an amusing and informative account of some Maine fisherman who over the years learned to live with Black Flies. It's worth a read and may corroborate...
  23. Trip Report: 100 Mile Wilderness, Katahdin and Baxter Park peaks

    I have just finished putting the report of my Aug. 30 - Sept. 14 trip to Maine on my web site. The hike was several things:
    1) Hiking the 100 Mile Wilderness
    2) Summiting Katahdin
    3) spending 6...
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    I suggest going up (via Chimney Pond) the...

    I suggest going up (via Chimney Pond) the Cathedral Trail. Very dramatic. Then depending on how you feel and the weather, go down via the Saddle (easiest) or if you feel strong (and the weather...
  25. 100 Mile Wilderness and Baxter State Park climbing

    100 Mile Wilderness and Baxter State Park climbing: August 30 to September 14

    I just got back from one of the best hiking and climbing treks in recent memory.

    I hiked much of the 100 Mile...
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