April 27, 2012

Here we go!  We have now started to open Park roads for day use vehicle access.  The Park Tote Road is now open to the foot of Abol Hill and we expect much more of the Park road system to open early next week. 

While the roads are generally in good shape in the southern section of the Park below Nesowadnehunk Field and in the northern end of the Park to Trout Brook Crossing, there is a lot of debris and some scattered blowndown trees on the road.  We will be working to clear and clean the road system early next week so that we can open the Park to anglers and hikers.

Winter still rules on Katahdin and all Katahdin Trails will remain closed for the foreseeable future.  We are currently assessing conditions on the Traveler Loop and we expect that this trail may open soon. 

The Park will open to camping on May 15 and most of the campground ranger and gatehouse staff will be returning to the Park on May 7.

Katahdin is still wearing a winter hat