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Great North Woods of Maine Train Spotting Trip 2K19

Discussion in 'North East' started by Arcticelf, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Dec 7, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    Arcticelf

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    Because it's cold and shitty outside, and @Nimble9 made me think of it again, lets have a thread to plan this trip.

    https://www.untamedmainer.com/how-t...-branch-railroad-in-the-northern-maine-woods/

    It's north of BumbleCousinFuckNoWhere Maine. We'll probably do a 5 day weekend.

    July or August is my suggestion for dates.

    Day 1: Transit to central Maine (10+ hours of freeway). Camp in a field near my mom's place.
    Day 2: Transit to northern Maine (4 hours of freeway and paved state rd, then 4ish hours of dirt roads). We'll be dodging heavy logging trucks who drive 70+MPH on the dirt. Camp at an un-improved camp site in the Great Maine Woods
    Day 3: more dirt roads and trains. Camp at another un-improved campsite in the great Maine woods
    Day 4: Head south, reverse of Day 2.
    Day 5: reverse of Day 1.

    It's possible to do in 4 days, but you'll have to a) drive fast and b) see the trains late in the day on Day 2 or early Day 3, then haul ass to get back down here. My thought is to leave Thursday, return Monday. But I will have a reason to stop off in Boston on Day 5 for a half day of meetings. It's also possible, if we make decent time south on Day 3 to make it home day 4, but that's 12 to 14 hours.
     
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  2. Dec 7, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    This will be a family friendly event.

    Ragnar will be joining us, bring wives/kids/etc as you desire.

    Some booze is fine, getting trashed in camp isn't.
     
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    Camp site planning.
     
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    Routes and Rally Points.

    We'll space out by driving speed on the dirt roads, and regroup periodically.

    Comms will be a mixture of CB for intra-group and HAM for inter-group.
     
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    I'm sure I've forgotten something.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    I'm in! Obviously pending dates. I already have 12 days of vacation planned for next year! might as well use as much as I can!
     
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    That's a fun trip.
     
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    We had a good time doing that trip a few years ago. Next time I’m thinking on camping out in Baxter. We went for a little ride in the park last time and I’d like to see more
     
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  13. Dec 7, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    really wanted to do this last year but it just didnt happen. Too much up in the air right now to commit... but keeping an eye on this
     
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    Been wanting to do this for years.
     
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    Lemme know if you need any route assistance on your journey

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    I'd love to discuss routes. I was going to follow logging roads up from Millinocket.
     
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