Baxter State Park closes the summer rules overnight camping season from October 15 to May 15 each year. Park management strongly discourages thru-hiking within the park before May 31 or after October 15. The AMC maintains the AT from the New Hampshire border to Grafton Notch, with the Maine Appalachian Trail Club responsible for maintaining the remaining miles to Katahdin.
Beginning in the late 1980s, the NPS and ATC challenged the Saddleback Mountain resort in Maine over development of private land that the AT traversed. The dispute continued a decade later, and after a June 1996 meeting between the two sides, NPS and ATC relented from some of their previous positions and reduced their proposed land-acquisition corridor by 70 percent. Even so, they remained opposed to any ski trails crossing the Trail in the alpine area. Saddleback responded that further negotiations were unnecessary and the NPS began appraising if the area was feasible for development."
So as you can see...no walk in the park. It's one thing to just jump on to this trail and section hike it; it's another to have already hiked about 1,900 miles and THEN hike it.
Tonight Red Beard is staying in the Mahoosuc Range. He isn't at a shelter, he is just camping out. The Mahoosuc Range is a part of the White Mountains which he has been on for a while now.
We will be updating you as much as we can. He will be high up and in areas that definitely don't have any coverage I don't care what carrier you have! But we will do our best to update you as much as we can a long the way.
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