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Old 01-05-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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I made a map showing every primitive campsite I've camped at in my lifetime

Over the past few days, I've put together a map showing the location of every primitive campsite that I've camped at in my life time. I thought that this was interesting enough to share.

For the purposes of this exercise, I've defined a "primitive campsite" to be
  • Any campsite or shelter with minimal facilities (i.e., outhouse at the very most) that I had to hike into to camp at, including those that were fee use and reservable, or
  • Any car camping site, again with minimal facilities, that is available for free, first-come, first-serve use.
Apparently, I need to get out into New England more often.
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:14 PM   #2
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I could not open link. Any ideas?
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:21 PM   #3
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Never mind...figured it out. Neat map!
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:07 AM   #4
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Wow, that is awesome!
I have you beat in the Pharaoh’s.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:43 PM   #5
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:41 PM   #6
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Wow, that is awesome!
I have you beat in the Pharaoh’s.
I don't doubt it. I'd hope to finish 2017 out having stayed in all 6 lean-tos and all 15 designated tent sites on Pharaoh Lake itself, but alas- I'm still 4 tent sites short of that goal.

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I try. Like I said, I definitely need to spend more time in New England. I head south more than I head east- probably because most of my time for traveling is during the colder months of the year.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:14 PM   #7
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Wow. You must keep a good journal of your travels! Looks like you did the Appalachian Trail...down and back!
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:09 PM   #8
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:27 PM   #9
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Like I said, I definitely need to spend more time in New England.
I endorse Acadia for your future plans.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:39 AM   #10
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Wow. You must keep a good journal of your travels! Looks like you did the Appalachian Trail...down and back!
You can definitely sort of start to see definition with regards to where backcountry areas are located on the east coast based on the campsite locations. Funny enough, though, even though the campsites obviously follow the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, I've generally actually avoided trips on the AT itself for the most part- in anticipation that I might some day actually hike the trail. In my mind, it makes sense to visit other areas so that if and when I do hike the AT, I'm not just constantly retreading routes I've already taken.

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Committed to the woods you mean!

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I endorse Acadia for your future plans.
I went there once as a kid, it was definitely a beautiful area that I wouldn't mind visiting again. Is there any backpacking/backcountry camping that can be done there?

Maine in general is a state that I would like to explore more.
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