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    Exclamation The 2022 SoBos Guide to Baxter and Katahdin

    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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    I suppose you should state explicitly that there is no place to charge a cell phone or electronics in the park. I have run into folks that seem to think the lack of power does not imply the lack of charging infrastructure. I ran into one thru that was sure that the PV panels on the ranger stations were there to charge hiker cell phones.

    Last summer I picked up some NOBOs who had just summitted and had come down Abol trail. I picked them up just after they had started hitching. One hiker was stressed big time that her cell phone did not work and she had to get a signal to hook up with a shuttle. Funny to have just finished hiking from GA to ME and was stressed by lack of cell service. I suggested not to worry about it and she did not calm down until I pulled into KSC and a group was there to meet them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    I suppose you should state explicitly that there is no place to charge a cell phone or electronics in the park.
    Good idea. I only have this:
    Think hard about your gear and food. Baxter has no garbage cans, no tap water, no system to send gear home, no camp store to buy gear, food, or fuel. There’s no electricity, or telephones.
    I'll put clear language up near the top. Thanks!
    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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    Thank you for doing this TJ!
    LT End-to-Ender 2017; AT from Lehigh Gap to Hudson River; NH 48
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