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    Default 2008 Official Sobo Soundoff

    Granted it is still early for SOBOs to be making a lot of noise. But, it seems this year's class is a bit thin so far. So, if you're goin' SOBO in 2008, let's here about it.

    Me: I am planning to be in Millinocket on the 21st, climb Katahdin on the 22nd and head into the 100 Mile Wilderness on the 23rd. I tried this last year, but injured my knee almost immediately.

    Things I learned in 2007:
    1. Katahdin is not a hike, it is a climb.
    2. Do not step on the cross logs on the bog bridges. It is like stepping onto ice, covered in oil, covered in ice.
    3. One of the bogs is, roughly, just over knee deep.
    4. You can hike pretty far with an injured knee, as long as you have ibuprofen. When you run out..., well not so much.
    5. "River Crossing" sometimes means something akin to a circus highwire act.
    6. The locals love to hear that you are from Washington, DC.

    Cheers SOBOs!

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    Right now it's a section hike starting on June 10th.

    However, there is a decent, outside chance that I might be able to turn it into an all the way thing if my wife's new position pans out. I'll know hopefully by May, so for now I'll sound off and we'll see what happens.
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    Formerly the Hiker Known as Almost There

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    Quote Originally Posted by naturejunkie View Post
    2. Do not step on the cross logs on the bog bridges. It is like stepping onto ice, covered in oil, covered in ice.
    i will only use them if they are bone dry. bog bridges are a stupid invention.

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    We're climbing Katadin Friday the 13th. =) Can't wait!

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    My son and I, Splash1986, are arriving in Bangor June6th. We have shuttle service arranged so that we can make it to Baxter that evening and have already confirmed reservations at Katadin stream campground. Weather permitting we will climb Katadin on the 7th and hit the 100 mile wilderness on the 8th. He is planning a thru hike while I have to be back at work on July 29th. We will cover as much ground together as we can before I have to leave.
    Working on food prep and have been slowly stocking up on food to make boxes to be mailed to us where we can.
    Working on getting in shape before we hit the trail because it will be here sooner than you think. Canít wait!

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    Currently, our estimated start date is June 20th. Four months to go!

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    Default July 1st

    Planning on arriving in Maine on June 29th, climbing Katahdin on July 1st. Got my reservations at Katahdin Stream Campground. Anyone want to share a tent site?

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    I am starting a bit late than most (july 20) an dwas wondering who I may run into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Moss View Post
    I am starting a bit late than most (july 20) an dwas wondering who I may run into?
    Skinny and hairy Northbounders, mostly! And some Quebecer camp groups in the 100 mile.
    to Whiteblaze, Pete!
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    leaving for abol bridge end of may.. have done katahdin before. have left from abol last year but way to much water esp. nahmakanta lake i go very slow .. the roots are like ice when wet also

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    leaving in end of may sometime.. have climbed katahdin before.. leaving from abol again.. last year ran into to much water. esp nahmakanta lake.. blaze was under water
    the tree roots are also like ice when wet..

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    going southbound June 1st.

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    I am heading up to maine as soon as i get everything at home situated. hopefully get there in late may. and then my plan is to walk in solitude, just the peace and quiet of the wilderness. don't really care how fast i go or when i get anywhere just want to be away from a world that is quickly dissolving into temptations and false desire.
    - a happy boddhistvah

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    you will probably run into me in one of the shelters i plan to really take my time and go shelter by shelter with plenty of rest in between and im starting on the 1st so heres to hoping ill see another whiteblaze member out there cheers

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    "just want to be away from a world that is quickly dissolving into temptations and false desire."

    Amen to that!

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    Teej said:

    Skinny and hairy Northbounders, mostly!
    Hee Hee. LOL! Hee Hee. (Fact can be funnier than fiction, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer30577 View Post
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    Hee Hee. LOL! Hee Hee. (Fact can be funnier than fiction, huh?
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    I ain't a gonna go down that road every again, and you can bank on it.

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    Fly into Bangor June 3rd, should be on trail June 4th weather permitting.

    I have not gotten my reservation for the Katahdin Spring campgrounds, am I screwed?
    Southern By The Grace of God

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    Quote Originally Posted by general lee View Post
    Fly into Bangor June 3rd, should be on trail June 4th weather permitting.

    I have not gotten my reservation for the Katahdin Spring campgrounds, am I screwed?
    No, early June - you should make a reservation, but on that date you likely could just drive in, I'm not recommending it, just saying that there will be room somewhere between Katahdin Stream and Abol or other areas.

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