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    Exclamation The 2020 SoBo's Guide to Baxter and Katahdin.

    The 2020 SoBo's Guide to Baxter and Katahdin.

    Youíre not going to climb on May 15th, the traditional date for the park to open to overnight camping. The Park closes to all hiking in April, and trails will not open until late May.
    Plan your start for later, after Memorial Day at least, June 1st better, second week of June best. I recommend the second week of June to ensure a Katahdin trail will be open. Donít plan on an up-and-over from the Roaring Brook side. The logistics, the load, uncertain trail conditions Ė just donít over complicate your start. The Dudley Trail is closed indefinitely. Come back another day to do the Knife Edge.
    In 2019, for the first time in decades, a trail up Katahdin didn't open before June 1st. The BSP Trail Specialist didn't open the Hunt Trail until June 14th. An aberration? Sure hope so.
    Read the guide, ask questions, plan ahead.
    Teej

    "[ATers] represent three percent of our use and about twenty percent of our effort," retired Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell.

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    Great job as usual. The only possibly edit to mention is that the headquarters phone number is very during reservations season. It usually takes multiple tries for me at different times of the day. The clerks are very helpful but it makes sense to check out the Katahdin Stream campsite map in advance. A hint is the tent sites and lean tos on the south side of the stream are more private than those on the north side

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    Can you post this on a Facebook SOBO page? So much great info!!!
    Order your copy of the Appalachian Trail Passport at www.ATPassport.com

    Green Mountain House Hostel
    Manchester Center, VT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Can you post this on a Facebook SOBO page? So much great info!!!
    Thanks,Jeff.
    It's the pinned post on the SoBo 2020 Facebook page.
    Teej

    "[ATers] represent three percent of our use and about twenty percent of our effort," retired Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell.

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