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    There are sites available at Hay Brook. Already have one reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. Yes the full loop is about 8 miles so I'm not sure how this is going to work for the 10 needed for merit badges. Anyone wanting only to do the cache it's about a 4.5 mile trek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    There are sites available at Hay Brook. Already have one reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. Yes the full loop is about 8 miles so I'm not sure how this is going to work for the 10 needed for merit badges. Anyone wanting only to do the cache it's about a 4.5 mile trek.

    I bet you could use a few of the cross over trails to get the other two miles.

    Or you could walk up the road a mile and beack to finish it off.

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    The plan is to make this our 500th cache - wish us luck! I think we may end up doing this one on Sunday since Saturday will be a travel & camp set-up day.
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    Hey guys, If you do come up maybe we'll run into you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    Hey guys, If you do come up maybe we'll run into you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    There are sites available at Hay Brook. Already have one reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. Yes the full loop is about 8 miles so I'm not sure how this is going to work for the 10 needed for merit badges. Anyone wanting only to do the cache it's about a 4.5 mile trek.
    Do you have to rent the sites? (because if it's anything like reserving sites at omaha beach, i would be very cautious about where i was planning to sleep...)
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    I was looking at the map wrong.
    The Gulf Hagas Loop trail from the Appalachian Trail is 5.2 mile.
    From West Branch parking it is 8.2 miles.
    From Hay Brook Parking it is 8.8 miles.
    I bet if you took the Gulf Hagas Cut-off trail it would add the extra miles you needed for the scout badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    There are sites available at Hay Brook. Already have one reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. Yes the full loop is about 8 miles so I'm not sure how this is going to work for the 10 needed for merit badges. Anyone wanting only to do the cache it's about a 4.5 mile trek.
    Just go around a second time and make it a 16-mile hike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjpreb View Post
    The plan is to make this our 500th cache - wish us luck! I think we may end up doing this one on Sunday since Saturday will be a travel & camp set-up day.
    Good luck . . . if you've never been to Gulf Hagas you're in for a real treat. Truly one of the most beautiful hikes in Maine . . . I went several years back in my pre-caching days . . . one of these days I've got to get back there and find Dave's cache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357 View Post
    Do you have to rent the sites? (because if it's anything like reserving sites at omaha beach, i would be very cautious about where i was planning to sleep...)
    Camping in the North Maine Woods is $7 per person per night. Yes you can make reservation I guess. These were made by someone else. I know that many are first come first served.
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