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    Baxter & Hamlin Peaks Feb 28 - Mar 3

    Wow! What an experience to hike in Baxter State Park during the winter. Seven of us spent 5 days in the park and were successful in our attempt to hike Baxter and Hamlin peaks. After arriving at Chimney Pond, we all agreed that even without hiking to a summit, the trip was worth the time and effort.

    Words and photos cannot describe the magnificent beauty this area has to offer. I had never given a trip like this a thought until Tom Caldwell suggested it this Fall. Thank you Tom for pushing me outside my comfort zone, and to Jonathan, Rick, Liza, Giggy, Arm, MEB, HikerEd, and others who provided information along the way that helped make this a trip of a lifetime.

    This trip Geri stayed home, but we are already planning a trip for next winter so she can share in the awesome fun!


    The full set of photos and trip report can be found on our web page at:
    Baxter & Hamlin Peaks Trip Report


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    Bob,

    I am so glad you had a safe and enjoyable trip. I am very much looking forward to viewing your photographs.

    I'm going to continue going into the park in winter, whenever the opportunity arises, for as long as I am able to do so. It is a magnificent experience.

    Jonathan

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    Wow, terrific report & pics of a great trip.

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    Great place in winter, nice pictures and congrats on the summits!

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    Well done!
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    Nice

    Wish I was there.

    You guys left the skis ar RR?
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    Very enjoyable reading and pics! It's nice you were able to use so many different winter hiking techinques to get this done, I envy you!!

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    Bob: Nice reports and pics.

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    Great report Bob and stunning pics!

    Hope you and Geri are well

    take care

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    Bob, Excellent job! Very glad to hear of your success. Cheers, Stu

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    Excellent job Bob and the group!! Good stuff!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brambor View Post
    You guys left the skis ar RR?
    Yes - left the skis at Roaring Brook and snowshoed up to Chimney Pond. On the descent several rode their sleds down while others barebooted or used snowshoes.

    Jonathan - So true, Baxter is a magnificent experience any time of the year, but even more so in Winter.

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    Wonderful trip report and pictures! It's amazing how intense Baxter looks in the winter.
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    Really nice photos, Bob. I especially like the pressure ridges in the ice on Chimney Pond. You sure lucked out with the weather! Thanks for the fine report also.

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    Wow, Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures. BSP rocks!
    Have fun & be safe
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