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    Baxter update, 10/18/2021

    Overnight camping season, including the Birches, ends October 22nd.
    Parking pass program ended the 15th.

    From the Park:


    West side Katahdin trails (Hunt and Abol) usually close shortly after...
  2. If I recall correctly he announces this every two...

    If I recall correctly he announces this every two or three years.
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    Some of the books on the shelves at the Daicey...

    Some of the books on the shelves at the Daicey Pond library have original "York's Camps" stamps.
    Sounds like you had a good visit!
  4. Katahdin Woods and Waters NM was designated a...

    Katahdin Woods and Waters NM was designated a Dark Sky Sanctuary in 2020.
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    Weren't bad yet May 15-19 at Baxter.

    Weren't bad yet May 15-19 at Baxter.
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    All Park employees wear name tags. Without...

    All Park employees wear name tags.
    Without naming the person you're complaining about I doubt anyone spent more than a minute thinking about your letter.
  7. Baxter posts revised regulations for the 2020/2021 Winter season.

    Winter Reservations for 2020-21 begin November 2

    Big changes, please read if your winter plans include Baxter.
  8. "Chimney Pond Campground will NOT OPEN on June...

    "Chimney Pond Campground will NOT OPEN on June 1st. Trail is Not open.
    Chimney Pond Campground will possibly open June 15. Stay tuned for updates.
    As of May 23rd- 5 feet of snow in the Basin Pond...
  9. "Saturday May 26, Hunt Trail (Katahdin Stream...

    "Saturday May 26, Hunt Trail (Katahdin Stream parking) will OPEN."
  10. Abol Trail to Baxter Peak will open May 21st.

    Unusual news from Baxter, announcing in advance a spring season Katahdin trail opening.
    Camping season was postponed from the regular 5/15 to 5/21.
    There are open sites at Abol Campground, if you...
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    Many thanks to Jensen for his hard work and...

    Many thanks to Jensen for his hard work and dedication to the donor's intent.
    Only thing I object to is this 'nationwide' search.
    Would much rather have someone who already knows how to pronounce...
  12. I always have enough with me to stay out...

    I always have enough with me to stay out overnight if need be. I've stayed out because I had to 3 times, and have stayed out because I was having unplanned fun dozens of times.
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    To the OP: You must park in established parking...

    To the OP: You must park in established parking lots, and as mentioned 'whacking doesn't get around daily limits.
    All off trail plans should be reported to, and discussed with, park personnel. ...
  14. Great pics and report, thanks!

    Great pics and report, thanks!
  15. Great photos Amicus and Jonathan!

    Great photos Amicus and Jonathan!
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    Over 50 Acres as of this morning.

    Over 50 Acres as of this morning.
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    I'd wager that gas station (good pizza) is in the...

    I'd wager that gas station (good pizza) is in the loop - they just oppose the NM. The road to the Katahdin Loop is just across the street from them. You'll find the same attitude in some businesses...
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    I was at KSC Wednesday thru Saturday afternoon....

    I was at KSC Wednesday thru Saturday afternoon. Huge crowd poured in Sat before the Penobscot gathering and 100 mile run. Sorry you couldn't get into KW&Ws, Check out the Katahdin Woods and Waters...
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    I met his - for a minute - at Katahdin Stream...

    I met his - for a minute - at Katahdin Stream Campground abt. 4PM. He actually stopped into the Ranger's cabin to register as a nobo thru hiker. Well done, Stringbean!
  20. Katahdin Stream Campground at Baxter is set aside...

    Katahdin Stream Campground at Baxter is set aside for the Penobscot gathering every Labor Day weekend. All sites and parking are taken, but AT Thru-hikers passing thru the campground are often...
  21. Katahdin Stream Bridge in Baxter being replaced, out til Sept. 1st.

    Baxter released this statement the other day via Facebook:
    "Replacement of the hiking bridge across Katahdin Stream on the AT is now underway. This crossing will be a wet one starting Monday, July...
  22. Baxter is a Wildlife Preserve.You think you can...

    Baxter is a Wildlife Preserve.You think you can just talk your way around "no pets"?

    No one "cajoles" Baxter into dropping the "no pets" rule.
  23. Claiming there is some negotiation, some...

    Claiming there is some negotiation, some interview process to apply for, some special exception to be granted, is misinformation.
    Service dogs are allowed.
    Pets are not.
  24. Again, there is no "interview process" to "apply"...

    Again, there is no "interview process" to "apply" for. No amount of "begging" will change policy.
    Service dogs are allowed.
    Pets are not.
  25. See the OP.

    See the OP.
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