[at-l] Baxter camping

Tom McGinnis sloetoe at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 5 10:15:55 CDT 2012

Three things:
1) Two of the greatest days the boys and I had on our 6-week, 400-mile Cohos/AT 2004 hike were meeting Chainsaw high up on a dark Maine mountain (us without our {stolen} shelter, racing to Andover to pick it up), and you volunteering your Wanderlust tent, which the boys *loved*, and second, weeks and weeks later, us walking down the sidewalk in N. Woodstock, to see you gnoshing at a sidewalk table, all of us scrubbed and buffed of trailness, and enjoying our spritz of civilization (in the form of fooood).

2) A third "great day" though was our last on the trail (and 48 hours from seeing Chainsaw again in NH) -- sleeping on a bed of pine needles in an orderly planted grove just east of and less than a mile from the Penobscot (and, for the southbound trail frankenwalker, maybe a mile south of the second crossing of the Nesowadnehunk. Big ol' rock ledge washed over by the "neSOWderhunk" -- was wiped out by Hurricane Bonnie while the boys and I slept. Yowwwwsah. A great sleep, regardless of the storm or regulations.


--- On Tue, 7/3/12, Dave Hicks <carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net> wrote:

Hike a short way south from the “highway”  and camp free.


From: Frank Looper 

Good advice. :-)

On Jul 3, 2012 6:56 PM, "Tom McGinnis" <sloetoe at yahoo.com> wrote:

Ad lib it. For sure.

--- On Tue, 7/3/12, Frank Looper <nightwalker.at at gmail.com> wrote:

I waited too late!

It looks like Katahdin Stream and Abol are the two closest sites to the Hunt Trail. They're both full on the 27th. 
  Any suggestions?


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