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  1. East Sleeper via Downs Brook, Kate Sleeper Trails, 2-7-15

    Downs Brook Trail was unbroken after the ski trail turned off about a half mile in. Snow depths were around 10 inches at lower elevation, increasing to 18 inches to 2 feet higher up. The deepest...
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    East Kennebago, 1-2-15

    East Kennebago, 1-2-15. Logging road up from Route 16, town line to height of land, then bushwhack northwest to peak. Logging roads were all snowmobiled, with about an inch of powder on top of...
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    Stratton Mountain via LT, 12-29-14

    12-29-14, Stratton Mt. via Long Trail. The road to the trailhead (West Wardsboro side), beyond where the pavement ends, had some ice along it but because there was so much dirt showing there were no...
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    Found - phone on Wild River Trail

    I found a phone a little ways west of the former Perkins Notch shelter site on the Wild River Trail. It turns on so it hasn't been damaged (I didn't investigate it any more than turning it on). ...
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    Downs Brook, partway, 3/15/14

    Downs Brook Trail now broken to the 7th brook crossing (a little over 3 miles). It was just way too sticky and heavy to continue. It took me almost 4 hours to go that far, and as the day warmed up...
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    Snowshoes for bigger kids

    I've done some searching online and I'm not finding quite what I want - my oldest daughter, age 7, will be outgrowing her boots next year and as a result, outgrowing her snowshoe bindings on her...
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    If you have to administer hydrogen peroxide, it...

    If you have to administer hydrogen peroxide, it is easiest to do with a plastic syringe - you can pick one up from the vet and they are small and light so if you have H2O2 with you, you might as well...
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    Boundary, 2-1-14

    Boundary Peak from Canada. Skied in from the gate at ZEC Louise-Gosford. Ski route: Chemin Gosford, left on Chemin Clearwater, left again at the next junction with a gated road, and finally right...
  9. Slip-sliding on the swath from Coburn Gore, 1-20-14

    I made a ridiculous attempt at Boundary Peak from Coburn Gore today. I thought the boundary swath would perhaps be skiable since it was frequently snowmobiled, only to discover it is not, really. ...
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    Angle of declination

    This Christmas I got a new AMC White Mountain Guide, and I was comparing the maps with my very much older guide, as well as an even older (20-years old) guide. I was surprised to see that, in the...
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    Cupsuptic Snow, 1-5-14

    Route: Cupsuptic Snow from Wiggle Brook Road. Tim Pond Road, Kennebago River Road, and across the bridge to Wiggle Brook Road was plowed, and the plowing continued beyond Snow Mountain, I'm not sure...
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    Thank you very much! That gives me a couple of...

    Thank you very much! That gives me a couple of options, and we can check the weather closer to the hike to see if one is better than another. Thanks for the copperhead warning, too. I hadn't...
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    Holyoke hike help?

    I'm looking for some info on a hike in Massachusetts. I've spent all my time in the northern mountains and never hiked in MA, but in a few weeks I'm meeting up with a college friend to do something...
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    Blueberry Mountain 5-4-13

    We took the Blueberry Mountain Trail from Glencliff, parking at the gate. Everything was dry as a bone, and the ticks were out. A few blowdowns on the lower section of trail, easy to get around.
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    Elephant 3-5-13

    Route: I skied up Elephant Mountain Road, then bushwhacked to the summit. My ascent route was definitely not the best - I went up too far to the west, and encountered a lot of thick stuff loaded...
  16. Supposed to be Cupsuptic Snow, but I think it was Twin Mountain

    Today I tried to drive up the East Branch Road to climb Cupsuptic Snow, but looking back over maps and satellite images, I think the East Branch Road wasn't plowed all the way, while a right fork...
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    Three cheers for duct tape and plastic shoping...

    Three cheers for duct tape and plastic shoping bags! The bags were held in place by my gaiters and snowshoe bindings, all of which held the duct tape in place. My feet were the driest part of me...
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    Mendon and Killington, 12-29-2012

    I took the usual route to Mendon up the old road (the first half mile was groomed for skiing, then another half mile or so had been broken out; after that it was unbroken). I accidentally took a...
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    In preparing for a hike in Vermont tomorrow, I...

    In preparing for a hike in Vermont tomorrow, I discovered that my 18-year-old, hard-used LLBean Nor'Easters have finally bitten the dust. They've been threatening to do so for a few years now. The...
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    historic fire "tower" on Katahdin?

    I was reading through this website (http://www.firelookout.org/towers/me/hiltonlegacy/page2.htm) on Maine firetowers and saw a listing of a "ground house" type fire lookout on a ledge on Katahdin,...
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    Coddling Hollow Road status

    Is Coddling Hollow Road (for access to Laraway Mt on the Long Trail) in good shape? I just realized that my Long Trail book is 15 years old, and road conditions could have changed since then,...
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    It may not be waterproof, but the park has issued...

    It may not be waterproof, but the park has issued its own detailed guidebook with a very good map this year (though I don't know if this is actually new or is an updated version of a previous guide)....
  23. Thread: Clam Rock?

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    Ah, yes. I get it. I guess I don't eat enough...

    Ah, yes. I get it. I guess I don't eat enough clams.:)
  24. Thread: Clam Rock?

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    Is it supposed to be the swirls in the rock look...

    Is it supposed to be the swirls in the rock look like the swirls on a clam shell? They're more obvious in your photo than they looked to me on the trail.
  25. Thread: Clam Rock?

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    Clam Rock?

    Silly question, I'm sure, but whenever I've passed it, I've wondered how Clam Rock (Great Gulf Trail) got its name. It doesn't really look like a clam.
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