View Poll Results: I wanted to get some information on timeframes when people reach and used the Ferry.

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  • I reach and used the Ferry Crossing before 2 pm

    14 87.50%
  • I reach and used the Ferry Crossing after 2 pm

    1 6.25%
  • I reached the Ferry Crossing at a time when there was no Ferryman when I got there and I forded.

    1 6.25%
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    Default Kennebec Ferry question about your crossing times.

    This question if for those that you have hiked the Appalachian Trail in Maine and crossed the Kennebec River.
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    There is a great stop/backcountry campground w/ shelter the night before when going NoBo, a obvious place to stay especially with the nearby lodge which serves breakfast. It puts you on schedule for a morning ferry crossing.

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    We did the crossing at the beginning of a SOBO section. All we had to do was arrange a timely shuttle to Caratunk and catch the morning ferry.

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    Got there pretty early in the AM from Pierce Pond, watched the fog burn off. Waited for the ferryman.

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    Informed myself regarding the ferry & times it launched...arranged that day's schedule to show up before first launch...hung out short time, then enjoyed the canoe ride I'd been looking forward to since forever...wicked cool.

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    I have crossed the river in both the morning and the afternoon. I would advise people to go for the morning crossing, which means you can spend the previous night at Pierce Pond, a few miles south of the river, an absolutely beautiful place to stay.

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    I voted, but want to expound on my answer. I have made the crossing as a SOBO and as a NOBO, hitting the river at different times of the day. Both times I had looked up the crossing information so I knew when the service would be available. I made my plans around the hours the service was available. Had I missed the ferry, I was not on a deadline.

    The first time I crossed I stayed at Bald Mtn the night before and had not planned on making the river in time to cross. I must have eaten my Wheaties because I found my groove that day and was able to cross the river just before the service ended for the day, so after 2pm.

    The second time I crossed I stayed at Pierce Pond and put myself in a good position for a morning crossing.

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    When I helped Steve Longley the pattern was nobos in the morning, sobos and sectioneers in the afternoon.
    Hiking, I always crossed in the AM. Before Steve there were phone numbers posted by the payphone, and there was always someone around to take you across.
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