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    Señor Member wisenber's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    We'll try our best to park at Carver's Gap....the trail from there to the shelter area is as easy as it gets with nice gentle grade up several very long switch backs...first 1/4 mile is actual trail with neat little bridges; last 1.25 miles is old jeep trail the Fire Warden used going and coming to the tower (removed I think in the 40's)....
    If we park at Hughes Gap we're in for a workout When I was on Katahdin I asked several thru's to name 5 mountains they remembered; Roan was on everyones list because of the climb out of Hughes Gap
    In the meantime I'll call the park and ask if the state maintains the road to Carvers if at all.
    My XC skiing friend from Bristol made it up there several times this past Winter with her front wheel drive Honda. I would not bet on the road being clear within the first day of a snow, but they usually clear out Carver's Gap within a couple of days since it is a state highway. Still, it might give me an excuse to push the button on my dash that drops me to 10 mpg but gets me most places.

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    Very cool ... had to be cold .. Great gear, thanks for the size comparison. When was this hike, what dates?
    Questtrek
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    Wisenber you're right. I noticed that the road had been plowed when I drove up to Carvers. The hike was Mon-Tues of this week and it wasn't that cold...one of those times when you go to bed and its in the 20's but wake to 30. The trail was mostly ice except where the springs were flowing over the trail.

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