ILLEGAL FIRE RINGS: In Maine, campfires in the woods require a fire permit or a permitted campsite to be legal. WIth the dry conditions this Fall, non-permitted campfires along the A.T. are especially concerning. A frequent task for maintainers is to dismantle and disperse fire rings which not only encourage more camp fires in inappropriate locations but also encourage trash accumulation. This particular fire ring just north of Orbeton Stream has been dismantled four times this season.
Photo by @Tony Barrett