Garfield Ridge Campsite & Thirteen Falls Tentsite would seem like good
halfway point options.  If you go for the latter, I'd recommend returning to
ridge via the Twin Brook Trail--it's a wonderful bit of trail.  (Do I assume
correctly that you'd be going clockwise from Lincoln Woods?)

Yes, you should have no trouble bivying off of the Franconia Brook Trail;  I
haven't done the Osseo, but in the case that you're going counterclockwise,
by the time you're on the flatter section, you might as well finish the hike
out to Lincoln Woods.

I'll send you a couple of other ideas BC.

--Matt K.

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:03 AM, Chris Henry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> So I was going to BC this just to Matt and Ben K., as they both seem to
> have knowledge of this hike, but I would imagine others on the list might as
> well.
> I'm looking for a little advice regarding a Pemi Loop overnight, that I am
> considering Columbus Day weekend.  I really wanted to do this hike two
> summers ago.  I had a trip planned back in the NE and everything was a go,
> but sadly a death in the family put the kibosh on it.
> The flight is now booked for this October, with the intent being to do an
> overnight.  So I guess the real question is, where can we bivy along the
> trail?   Given it's a holiday weekend, I expect campsites to fill up very
> early.  I also hate to commit to a campsite, given that depending on
> circumstance we could end up doing more/less mileage.
> Is bivying along the Franconia Brook Trail or Osseo Trails as feasible as
> the map makes it look?  I know regulations state that you need to be a 1/4
> m. from the Franconia Brook Trail, (which considering we wouldn't start
> hiking out of Lincoln Woods until 9 pm, I would fairly expect miscalculate
> to about 100 yrds or so).
> The other uncertainity I have is whether there are any opportunities to
> crash along the Twinway.  As near as I can tell, the answer would probably
> be "yes", but I would love to hear input from those who have hiked the
> trail.
> I should add that I've suggested to my buddy that we simplify things by
> staying at Galehead Hut a night, but he's even cheaper than I, so I doubt
> that will fly.
> Thanks very much in advance.
> Regards,
> Chris
> P.S. R.I.P. George Steinbrenner

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