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General Climbing / Re: Peregrine Closings 2016
« Last post by ralbert20 on May 17, 2017, 10:20:23 AM »
Thanks!

It would be super helpful to know before people start heading out there. I totally don't mind not climbing... I just need the info!
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Partner Exchange / Re: Partners Needed: Rock Season Is Here
« Last post by tks on May 17, 2017, 09:41:28 AM »
Hi, looking for a partner for Saturday (May 20) in North Conway.

Can lead up to low 5.10, happy to climb easier or follow something a little harder.

Anybody free?

Tom
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Black flies!
« Last post by Admin Al on May 16, 2017, 07:43:15 AM »
I was out working in the garden on Sunday and there were blackflies and they were biting! I've also picked up 3 ticks on me from in the yard. strangely none from my bike rides tho. fortunately no mosquitoes yet tho...
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General Climbing / Re: Katahdin North Basin camping?
« Last post by Coreshot on May 15, 2017, 10:08:37 PM »
Hanta Yo is not to be missed.  Our last pitch(not quite sure if we got off route) has a pretty high pucker factor. I like the lean-to's, but YMMV. 
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General Climbing / Re: Katahdin North Basin camping?
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 15, 2017, 09:28:49 PM »
And I should add this side of Katahdin isn't much different than the east side of Washington (Cutler River Drainage), is a protected well loved area so only camping is at Hermit Lake even if you want to spend most your time in Huntington.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: Black flies!
« Last post by M_Sprague on May 15, 2017, 09:28:26 PM »
I keep hearing about horrible ticks, but I haven't seen one yet down here in southern RI, and I have been out a lot doing yard work and exploring and bouldering in Arcadia and around Beach Pond. I haven't had to use spray for flies or mosquitoes yet either. I am sure that will change soon though, as Ward said.
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General Climbing / Re: Katahdin North Basin camping?
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 15, 2017, 09:24:52 PM »
Thanks -- that was what I was afraid of. It seems a shame that visitors are required to stay in lean-to's or the bunkhouse at Chimney Pond.

If anyone has had different experiences, please chime in!

If caught camping illegally it could hurt access for climbers for decades to come. So if you are looking for advice on stealth camping options you are unlikely to find it on public forums. I've never been into North Basin but have camped at Chimney a few times. I think if you plan ahead you can get a spot at Chimney and get your objectives in. It helps to have a Maine resident on your team for reserving the sites (they get priority) or be first in line when registration opens. We once had a team member drive to Millinocket on registration day to stand in line and secure our dates for a winter trip as those in line at the office get first dibs even before the mailed in registration forms that give ME residents priority...

My point is Baxter is managed a lot differently than NH WMNF, but not that far off from needing permits for similar west coast objectives, so play by the rules and if you plan ahead you'll enjoy some of the best East coast wilderness we have with very few other people on the mountain. Stealth camp and risk future access for others for years to come (and probably some hefty legal fines).
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Partner Exchange / Re: Partners Needed: Rock Season Is Here
« Last post by dave095790 on May 15, 2017, 08:19:57 PM »
Looking for a partner for Saturday and Sunday.  Cannon, North Conway, Greens, open for other ideas. 

Thanks,

Dave
239-two-three-three-2002
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General Climbing / Re: Peregrine Closings 2016
« Last post by krankonthis on May 15, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
So the land owner was posting that one or the Land Trust up there.  If they haven't up dated the posting, then you are good to go but I guess also be prepared to not climb if they update the sign for this year.
Sam
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