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[at-l] Access to Baxter State Park



In a message dated 6/12/01 5:25:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time, hike-usa@msn.co=
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writes:
>The shelters at Daicy Pond do not need reservations.=A0 If you are a
thru-hiker, you get to stay.=A0 Getting into Baxter is another story.=A0 May=
be
thru-hikers can get a "parking" exemption, since they won't be parking, but
there is another way.=A0 Get to Abol bridge and hike into the park on the AT=
.
Stay at Daicy, then climb Katahdin, then stay at Daicy again.=A0 This is not
cheating the system - this is the way that thru-hikers have done it for
eons...<
Pittza speaks True. And in the not too distant past the Park boundry was a=20
great tenting spot just a few miles south of Daicey Pond. Recently the Park=20
boundry has moved south, all the way to the foot bridge over Abol Stream=20
taking that old mid-way camping spot away from Northbounders. One way to get=
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that 'parking exemption' is to tell the ranger at the gate that you're=20
dropping off a thruhiker. Honesty is the best policy!
TJ


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