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    Car Camping, Northwest, CT

    Hello,

    I'm wondering if anyone can tell me the best places to car camp in Northwestern, CT area. It's ok if the campsites are right over the border into Mass. or NY. Preferably with a river near...
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    I enjoyed the movie. I think we can all find a...

    I enjoyed the movie. I think we can all find a part of ourselves in Treadwell. My favorite character was Willy Fulton, the bush pilot. The music was really great, I actually purchased the soundtrack...
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    Chip, Have you been by Laurel Ridge? How are the...

    Chip,
    Have you been by Laurel Ridge? How are the camps?

    Thanks!
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    Bear Rock Falls Campsite, MA

    Hello,

    Has anyone camped in this area this year. Is Bear Rock Falls Campsites still closed? The new one, "Laurel Ridge" campsite, which I was told is a tenth of a mile south of Bear Rock Falls,...
  5. Does Laurel Ridge Camp have a water source? ...

    Does Laurel Ridge Camp have a water source?

    Chip, thanks for the map reference!

    Josh
  6. Thread: Seattle

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    Gator, I lived in Edmonds, WA for three years,...

    Gator,

    I lived in Edmonds, WA for three years, about 15 minutes north of Seattle right on Puget Sound. I commuted to Everett for part-time work at Everett Parks and Recreation, sometimes there was...
  7. Sages Ravine, Bear Rock Stream Camp, Mt. Everett

    Hello,

    Has anyone parked at East St. parking area and hiked the .8 mile access trail called Northwest Rd. to the AT? Is this a good starting point? I was planning on starting here to access Sages...
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    Thanks for the info so far. We'll have tents so...

    Thanks for the info so far. We'll have tents so we probably won't stay in lean-to's. It seems like there are a bunch of lean-to's. Are there just as many tent sites available along the ponds?
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    Treadway Mountain, Adirondacks, NY

    Hello,

    Has anyone made the Treadway Mountain Hike into a short backpacking trip? Can you camp along Putnam Pond, Mud Pond, or Clear Pond? Or are there sites along the trail? I know there is a...
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    Walk softly and carry hiking poles, or a big...

    Walk softly and carry hiking poles, or a big stick.
  11. Thread: Snake bites

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    Snake bites

    Just curious if anyone has ever experienced getting bit by a snake while hiking or backpacking? What kind? What did you do for first aid? This is something I never think about and I would like to...
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    Mt. Frissell or Bear Mt., CT?

    Northwest Connecticut hiking...

    Debating between hiking up Mt. Frissell via Mt. Washington Rd. or doing the Bear Mt. loop via Rt 41/Under Mt. Trail. I was just wondering if I could get some...
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    If you feel comfortable with carrying bear spray...

    If you feel comfortable with carrying bear spray then do it. I do. I don't have it in a holster, I'm not that paranoid, but if the chance ever came up I'd be glad I had it, especially in the evening...
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    Roaring Brook Campground hikes, Baxter?

    I will be camping for one night at Roaring Brook Campground. I'm looking for advice on an easy to moderate day hike from the campground. Is South Turner Mountain a good choice? Or is the hike to...
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    Russell Pond for two nights, Baxter?

    Hello,

    Thanks to everyone who answered my earlier post about a loop trip in Baxter, but for now I just got reservations for two nights at Russell Pond.

    Basically I'm looking for advice on day...
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    Thanks Aaron, but it won't be this weekend. Not...

    Thanks Aaron,
    but it won't be this weekend. Not sure when, but in the coming weeks for sure.

    Chip,
    what did the person have in their pack? I had bears in camp in the Adirondacks kick around my...
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    Active bear? Meaning it has visited the campsites...

    Active bear? Meaning it has visited the campsites in the evening. I do own a bear canister and have dealt with bears before so I think and hope he won't be a problem. Has anyone seen this bear during...
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    Thanks everyone!! Keep the advice coming if...

    Thanks everyone!! Keep the advice coming if there's more!

    Josh
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    AT in Connecticut & Mass.?

    Hello,

    I'm looking for a warm-up, one night or two, backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail in CT and/or MA. Any suggestions on a nice place to pitch a tent for the night? Or where to start...
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    I also use the Bear Vault. It's nice to have a...

    I also use the Bear Vault. It's nice to have a clear canister so you can see what's in it. Last summer I camped at Avalanche camp for two nights, right past Marcy Dam. On the first night the canister...
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    Russell Pond Question?

    Is it worth it to spend two nights at Russell Pond? Hike in from Roaring Brook Campground then back out. I read you can rent canoes and moose sightings are highly possible. This sounds like it could...
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    Acadia/Maine hiking advice

    Hello,

    Doing a trip in July to Acadia National Park. Camping at Blackwoods Campground. Planning to hike up Sargent Mountain, seems like a nice peak. Any other advice on exciting things to do in...
  23. Maine, Baxter: Russell Pond, Davis Pond, Hamlin Peak Loop?

    Hello,
    I'm interested in gaining information on this loop trip which I read about in a book. Seems like a nice trip with a lot of variety. Here are my concerns and questions...

    (Trip outline for...
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