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Appalachian Trail: Beaver River Road to Carolo Col Shelter

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Mahoosuc Public Reserved Land

Appalachian Trail: Beaver River Road to Carolo Col Shelter is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Newry, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 11.6 mi Elevation gain 5,669 ft Route type Point to Point

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Mike Wolff
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Did the whole 31 mile section from Rt16 to Rt26 in 3 days. Best trail I have ever been on! extremely challenging, don't stress the notch it is not that hard but plenty of fun. Lots of snow left on May 27th. Probably the best views of the Whites and the Presidentials on a clear day that you can get.

sky prendergast
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Challenging and left with a complete feeling of exhausted accomplishment!

Zachary Rottenberg
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Backpacking

The hardest mile became the mot dangerous mile real fast in the rain. Most be athletic to traverse.

B K Jaworski
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Hiking

Known as the Hardest Mile or the Funnest Mile on the AT. It will depend upon the attitude of the hiker. The Notch is one of the best miles hiked on my Thru-hike in 2014.

Luke Snyder
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Hiking

The boulders create quite the challenge. You must be comfortable stepping across boulders between dark chasms for this one! Tough but crazily fun to do. Me and my three friends were in very good shape, and are all pretty athletic, and it was still a challenge. Wouldn't suggest in the snow or rain... Go into the caves on the sides.... Eerily cold and ice even in August. Awesome hike.

Keith C.
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Hiking

Put the poles and sticks away and use those hands!

Alan Bourne
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Hiking

Some say this is the toughest section of the entire AT. The notch was certainly a handfull. LOL So was Success. I loved Goose Eye. Dream Lake with it's view of Mount Washinton is where I saw a moose. This trail is not for the unconditioned but it is a "must do" for all others.

Jim Robinson
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Hiking

Great trail, great fun. Done this stretch of the AT twice, this is for the second time around. Saw a moose on the first day near Dryad Falls. Sitting right in front of me and stood up! Found the DC-3 crash site on Mount Success, and had a blast playing around in the notch itself. Info on crash site below.

Elton Jones
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