Friends of Baxter State Park Sign Auction

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Looks like a pretty nice set of signs for sale this year

https://www.friendsofbaxter.org/news-announcements/annual-sign-auction-open
The one sign they have never auctioned is the one at the end of the AT at the summit. I think the AT museum in PA has a retired one and would guess that the new MATC trail crew facility may end up with one if and when it gets built. Maine Appalachian Trail Club destroys all their old signs as they feel it would encourage theft if there was a market.

I havent seem if AMC is having their annual auction yet, but in recent year the selections tended to be more obscure locations with a couple of high visibility ones to keep up the bidding. RMC now auctions theirs in the spring.
 
You can buy replica trail signs from a number of vendors on the web. I know, I bought one years ago. Here is one for Katahdin:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/150702...025243c5dfe81a0c3c309aa59fd22300fc:1507023693
In many cases, you just take a picture of the sign you want and they make it for you. I have one, and the only way you can tell it is not the real deal is that on the actual sign the Forest Service spelled Carrigain wrong.
 
The Hamlin sign looks to be in fantastic shape, I wonder why it's being retired, are they changing out the signs to a new design?
 
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