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frytz
04-04-2004, 02:12 PM
Can anyone tell me if the trailhead for the Reel Brook Trail to the Kinsman ridge lies within the National Forest? I'd like to know if a NF parking permit is required at that location. Thanks for any info!

Fred

arm
04-05-2004, 08:34 PM
we dropped a mountain bike at Reel Brook Trailhead in November 2000, then drove to Mount Kinsman Trailhead, where we parked on the side of the road, to loop hike the Kinsmans

don't remember if a WMNF parking sticker was required for Reel Brook, but you don't need one for Mount Kinsman Trailhead - read the WMG for directions

David Metsky
04-05-2004, 08:58 PM
A look on the current set of maps would indicate yes, the trailhead is in the national forest. I'm pretty sure it is on a FS road.

-dave-

frytz
04-05-2004, 10:43 PM
Dave,

Maps are confusing! I have no objections to paying the fee, but don't wish to arrive and find that a fee is required, and Reel Brook almost certainly doesn't have a "self-service" payment option!
Am missing the AT section from Reel Brook to So Kinsman on my AT quest!


Fred

Frosty
04-06-2004, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by frytz
Dave,

Maps are confusing! I have no objections to paying the fee, but don't wish to arrive and find that a fee is required, and Reel Brook almost certainly doesn't have a "self-service" payment option! Fred
So if you have not objections to paying, stop on the way up and by a one-day ticket or seaon pass sticker.

Frosty

David Metsky
04-14-2004, 12:02 PM
Roy, do you know if they gate that road or just don't maintain it for winter travel?

-dave-

RoySwkr
04-14-2004, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by David Metsky
Roy, do you know if they gate that road or just don't maintain it for winter travel?

No, I don't. Town roads are not usually gated so that would be my guess.

frytz
04-20-2004, 11:46 AM
Received an answer from the forest service on the Reel Brook parking!

I apologize for the delay in responding...I have been out of the office.* A
parking pass is not required at this trailhead.

Please contact me again if you need additional information.

Colleen Mainville
Public Affairs
White Mountain National Forest
719 Main St.
Laconia, NH* 03246
phone: 603-528-8796
fax: 603-528-8783
email: cmainville@fs.fed.us

So no permit is required at Reel Brook!

Fred

frytz
04-21-2004, 05:04 PM
More on the Reel Brook parking!

I will post separately on a new thread since there is more useful information as to tralhead parking!

Fred

Dear Mr. Hafele,
In responding to your inquiries, NO you do not need a parking
pass
for the Reel Brook Trailhead. The parking area is on private land.
However, we hope you respect the owner's property. In response to
your
second question, YES the Golden Age Passport is valid for parking in
the
White Mountain National Forest. There is no need for parking fees when
the
Passport is displayed on your dashboard or hanging from you rear view
mirror. We have a plastic hanger free of charge when you stop by a
Ranger
Station. And YES checks are accepted at self-service area. Make
checks
out to USDA-Forest Service. If you have additional question, you may
respond using the below E-mail address.


e-mail: ppiscopo@fs.fed.us

Phillip J. Piscopo
Administrative Support
Pemigewasset Ranger District
RFD#3, Box 15, Rte. 175
Plymouth, NH 03264-9103
phone:603-536-1315
fax: 603-536-5147