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Good evening. Any one here with experience on the golden road? is it worth it? Located outside Rochester, NH and debating a fall excursion.
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Only Golden Rd I know is in Maine

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Disclaimer: it was way back in the 80's when I went there. I have no idea about current road conditions.

Seeing a half-million pounds of logging truck rolling down on you is worth experiencing. It's a private road and they always have the right of way.

For others that have never heard of it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Road_(Maine)
And I found this with decent pictures:
https://thevelvetrocket.com/2011/11/...road-of-maine/

The start of the road is about 250 miles from Portsmouth NH. Not something I'd try as a day trip. Good place to have a mobile ham rig, CB isn't going to get you out of trouble if you go exploring any side roads. I'd be interested to read your trip report if you go.
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Disclaimer: it was way back in the 80's when I went there. I have no idea about current road conditions.

Seeing a half-million pounds of logging truck rolling down on you is worth experiencing. It's a private road and they always have the right of way.

For others that have never heard of it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Road_(Maine)
And I found this with decent pictures:
https://thevelvetrocket.com/2011/11/...road-of-maine/

The start of the road is about 250 miles from Portsmouth NH. Not something I'd try as a day trip. Good place to have a mobile ham rig, CB isn't going to get you out of trouble if you go exploring any side roads. I'd be interested to read your trip report if you go.
I started looking at those when he mentioned it in a different thread. I must admit I like this. I'm also interested in seeing how it goes.

When were you thinking of going?

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I’ve been on the Golden Road at least a dozen times. I’ll be back up in that area in Nov. on a five day trip.

What more do you want to know about Northern Maine?

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I've been up to the Golden Rd a few times to camp and one time for a Moose hunt. One of my Dad's friends has a camp up there. Beautiful area

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I’ve been on the Golden Road at least a dozen times. I’ll be back up in that area in Nov. on a five day trip.

What more do you want to know about Northern Maine?
Apologize about the delay in response. I have just heard mixed reviews about it. Being a half day drive I am hesitant if it really is simply a dirt road lined with tourists. Minimal videos online dont help either. Looking for first opportunity to simply spend a few days camping and exploring and some initial overlanding. Are simple things like camp fires going to get one evicted? Ripper, noticed your from Agawam. I used to shoot for Guns and Gear.
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We’ve prob met, I used to shoot with/for and work for them.

As for the Golden Rd. It’s honestly just a tree lined dirt road. It’s nothing spectacular. What are you using for Nav? I have a fun little (it’s not little) loop that I’ve run several times I can PM you if you’re running GAIA on a tablet.

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Weíve prob met, I used to shoot with/for and work for them.

As for the Golden Rd. Itís honestly just a tree lined dirt road. Itís nothing spectacular. What are you using for Nav? I have a fun little (itís not little) loop that Iíve run several times I can PM you if youíre running GAIA on a tablet.
Thanks for the info. I've been thinking about doing it as well. I'm still probably going to do it just for the experience but I'll probably just make it a weekend run.

I'd be interested in that loop as well, although I need to get a GPS tablet set up. Do you prefer GAIA to all the other Apps or is there something compatible with it that might be better? Any suggestions on a good tablet to run it?

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I dont have a nav system. Was just going to hope for the best with google earth and keeping in mind the way in is the way ill have to take out. Are there any particular areas or points of interest? I'm hoping to find a place out of the way to spend a few nights and maybe light shooting.
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