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Driver8
06-24-2013, 07:21 PM
Am planning a backpack in the southwestern Whites and considering camping one night at Gordon Pond. How is this place for camping? I seem to remember reading good things about it along the way. What intel can you share? In addition to camping specs, anything you can share about the vicinity I will most appreciate.

Thanks in advance.

Becca M
06-25-2013, 07:41 AM
hmmm, since noone has answered with more recent intel, I have some old info: it's been a few years, but, I recall some illegal camping sites (illegal because they are almost right on the trail) right on the pond. The pond had some pretty thick vegetation so it might be hard to find a decent site otherwise.

TJsName
06-25-2013, 01:43 PM
I'd be interested in hearing your experience here when you're done. I'm debating on doing this overnight or waiting until it gets colder and the ground firms up!

Driver8
06-25-2013, 07:15 PM
My friend and I are doing an AT section F Notch-Glencliff, Day 1 to Kinsman Pond and we figure Gordon Pond Day 2. Long 4th of July wknd. Will certainly report back.

RoySwkr
06-26-2013, 04:27 PM
it's been a few years, but, I recall some illegal camping sites (illegal because they are almost right on the trail) right on the pond. The pond had some pretty thick vegetation so it might be hard to find a decent site otherwise.

Someday the moderators will put this in a sticky: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5363715.pdf

That trail (and pond) seem to have no camping restrictions at present so apparently it's legal to camp in the middle of the trail (or the pond shore)

TDawg
06-26-2013, 10:12 PM
If you go there and look around, you'll find a place pitch a tent. I remember seeing a couple places a year or two ago.

Driver8
06-26-2013, 11:57 PM
Cool. I'm still noodling with my plan. May camp one night at Kinsman Pond, next at the hut, bag the Kinsmans and Cannon and the NE Ball, then a night in town or at the hut. We'll see. ...