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Old 03-23-2016, 02:36 PM   #11
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True not technically the Easter High Peaks Area but the "Johns Brook Primitive Area", a 146 acre island of private land in the heart of the EHP area.

By grace of "spot-zoning", a large group (> 8) can legally spend the night in Johns Brook Valley. If the same large group camps a mere 0.2 miles east of Camp Peggy O, they'll be in violation.

Not a commentary about the pros and cons of the ADK Mtn Club's ownership but simply an observation that, yes, it is possible to have a large group spend a night in the heart of the EHP (although technically not on Wilderness land). "Undoubtedly0" has this option available for a group of ten hikers.
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