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  1. "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...
  2. "Saturday May 26, Hunt Trail (Katahdin Stream...

    "Saturday May 26, Hunt Trail (Katahdin Stream parking) will OPEN."
  3. 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...
  5. 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. ...
  7. Great pics and report, thanks!

    Great pics and report, thanks!
  8. 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!
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. See the OP.

    See the OP.
  19. No 'interview process', no 'tenacity', no...

    No 'interview process', no 'tenacity', no 'applying' for 'special exception,' needed for service dogs to enter Baxter.
    Service dogs are allowed. Pets are not.
  20. No, pet dogs are not allowed in Baxter State Park.

    Just want to clear something up regarding recent social media posts and photos of a hiker and her dog on Baxter Peak. Only service dogs are allowed in the Park, There is no "interview process," no...
  21. The deceased climber has been identified: John H....

    The deceased climber has been identified: John H. Stetson, of Holden, ME.
    http://bangordailynews.com/2017/02/20/news/state/climber-68-dies-in-1000-foot-fall-in-baxter-state-park/
  22. Man falls 1000 feet to his death on Katahdin's Abol Slide.

    Terrible news.

    "MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Holden man is dead after falling down an icy surface in Baxter State Park Saturday, park officials say.

    They say the 68-year-old was...
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    Had to check the pic to see if they were the same...

    Had to check the pic to see if they were the same folks who recently drove several miles on a snowmobile trail, almost making it to Baxter's southern gatehouse. Different car. Same result.
  24. Because of the Saturday date we didn't go up this...

    Because of the Saturday date we didn't go up this year. BillyGoat and I coach youth basketball, so Fridays and Saturdays are pretty full Nov>April. Last year we got Chimney Pond for two visits, Wassa...
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    'Main' concerns for anyone hitting Maine mountain...

    'Main' concerns for anyone hitting Maine mountain too early: high water and you're out before maintainers. No telling this far ahead what 2017 conditions will be, but he Hunt Trail up Katahdin didn't...
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