Title

Article describing the annual ritual known as "The Line," in which dedicated cam

Authors

Maria Padian

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-2003

Pages

68-71, 73-77

Abstract

Article describing the annual ritual known as "The Line," in which dedicated campers wait through the night after New Year's Day to reserve a coveted campsite at Baxter State Park, and detailing the unofficial "Rules" of the process. Buzz Caverly, park director, is in charge once the doors open, but Bill Guenther, a forester from Vermont, is the "outside" man who runs the check-in procedure. This season will likely mark the end of The Line. As the park deals with issues of access, overuse, and wilderness protection, the Baxter State Authority has voted to change the system to a staggered system of several smaller "opening days" spread out over four or five months.

Subjects

Baxter State Park

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