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Has anyone hiked this section from the gap to Sunfish Pond? I have mapset and I see there is a backpackers campsite in the general area but I am wondering about camping elsewhere near there. I wouldnt be building any fires and basicaly would just be pitching my tarp and throwing my bag down to sleep for the night. Curious how strict they are about overnight camping. Not like I would be camping on the trail either..a ways off more like it...

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Very strict. Only through-hikers on the AT one night at a time, and you have to be spending two nights. No fires, and, if they're really being dears, no hammocks. You might even look if there are reservations.

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Within the recreation area, backcountry camping is permitted only along the Appalachian Trail and only for hikers on extended trips. An extended hiking trip is planned for two or more days, with camping occurring more then 1/2 mile from the departure point.


Here's the general guide book that lays it all out: AT Trail Rules


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Everything bigsilk says is true. I hike this section often and it seems that the rangers will allow you to do an overnight, sans fire, at the campsite with little problem. Groups of Scouts use it all the time. While I don't encourage it, I "stealth camp" in many places along that ridge, usually mid-week, no fires and leave no trace.

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Be also aware that the bear boxes and poles they have at the campsite are very necessary.

The bears are awake and hungry.  

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