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 Logging camps in the Whites 
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In Tom's tag line he mentions being a trail adopter from Owlshead to Camp 13.
Years ago I used Camp 16 to bag the Bonds but know that the FS is "revegetating" that area so it's been closed to camping.
I was wondering if anyone knows if there are old maps of the logging camps by camp number?

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Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:31 pm
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Bill,

I have seen some maps at http://whitemountainhistory.org - you might poke around there.

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I've occasionally found this site helpful
http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm

but Tim's link has some very interesting railroad and other maps not in the unh link.

Thanks Tim!

I love the 1916 Mt Washington map !

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http://whitemountainhistory.org/East_Br ... ncoln.html has a bunch of railroad / logging maps. Then there is this composite which is one I have seen before: http://whitemountainhistory.org/uploads ... pixels.jpg

This one might be your best bet: http://whitemountainhistory.org/uploads ... s_1920.jpg -- I know you can see the old railroad grade (raised) near Camp 11 when you are heading to Owl's Head - especially in winter.

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That map was prefect. Thank you!

Happened to notice too that Owlshead location is at the southern tip as opposed to where the AMC has the summit.
My Garmin software also palces Owlshead at the soputhern tip....which is one reason why I can't trust Garmin's waypoints when hiking (sorry for the side comment)

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The "Owl's Head" on the maps (USGS too) is the actual Owl's Head. There is a tall conical peak behind that, and then you have the "meatloaf" with some high point on it somewhere that is the AMC 4K peak.

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I've looked through those "whitemountainhistory" sites, there are some really cool maps and articles in there. They are really a great resource.


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