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  1. This Wild Land: Two Decades of Adventure as a Park Ranger in the Shadow of Katahdin.

    Baxter Park Ranger Andrew Vietze ("Becoming Teddy Roosevelt," "White Pine," "Boon Island," and more) has another book coming out soon!
    This Wild Land: Two Decades of Adventure as a Park Ranger in...
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    Yes, lots. And when you get closer to Baxter...

    Yes, lots. And when you get closer to Baxter you'll get 94.9, a Millinocket station that has the local weather.
  3. Gates don't open til 6AM. Wonder how he got to...

    Gates don't open til 6AM. Wonder how he got to Baxter Peak by 7:30?
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    Congrats on finishing your section hike! The HQ...

    Congrats on finishing your section hike!
    The HQ folks are well informed regarding rules and practices regarding access. I'm sure you got the correct answer to the question you asked - so, was your...
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    Have Shaws do a food drop for you, and you really...

    Have Shaws do a food drop for you, and you really don't need a resupply box sent there. Poet has an excellent gear shop, and there's a great general store. Plan on taking a sandwich and some cookies...
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    They still do loaner packs, that's how almost all...

    They still do loaner packs, that's how almost all ATers leave their packs at the Ranger's cabin at Katahdin Stream.
    Those that don't take a loner leave their heavy gear in their pack liner/garbage...
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    I've gotten push back for having this: in...

    I've gotten push back for having this:


    in the SoBo's Guide to Baxter and Katahdin.
    I think it's good advice.
    Almost all ATers leave their packs at the Ranger's cabin at Katahdin Stream. When...
  8. Was Mildred Ryder.

    Was Mildred Ryder.
  9. Once again: Gatewood was not the first.

    Once again: Gatewood was not the first.
  10. Thread: 2021 sobo

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    Hi Hank, try posting your offer to share on the...

    Hi Hank, try posting your offer to share on the SoBo 2021 Facebook page, more SoBos there than here.
  11. This is the guy who was just taking a few zeros...

    This is the guy who was just taking a few zeros off trail, isn't it?
  12. On Tuesday, June 1, Traveler and all Katahdin...

    On Tuesday, June 1, Traveler and all Katahdin trails with the exception of Saddle will be open.
    The Tote Road is open to Phoenix Turn from the south and Trout Brook Crossing from the North.
  13. Currently you can loop around via Hamlin Ridge...

    Currently you can loop around via Hamlin Ridge and Chimney Pond. All trails should be open by July.
  14. Bit early to plan a SoBo start that includes...

    Bit early to plan a SoBo start that includes Katahdin. Glad things worked out.
  15. Baxter opens the AT, and other Katahdin trails, on 5/28/21.

    Baxter opens the AT, and other trails, on 5/28/21

    From the Park:
  16. Baxter opens the AT, and other trails, on 5/28/21

    Baxter opens the AT, and other trails, on 5/28/21

    From the Park:
  17. Baxter campong season begins 5/15. Katahdin trails still closed.

    From Baxter State Park:
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    Wicked dry right now, Hurd Brook and Abol Stream...

    Wicked dry right now, Hurd Brook and Abol Stream were low. Wildfires all over the state. Baxter's on track to open for camping May 15th, and I expect a trail up Katahdin to open before June.
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    If you encounter young Andrew, let them know...

    If you encounter young Andrew, let them know their family is looking for them.
    If you feel the need to call anyone, call the police.
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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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