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    Deer Hunting Season Precautions

    I know it's deer hunting season here in MA and all, but what lands are open... So basically, I'd like to know whether I'd be crazy to go for a sunrise hike on Pine Cobble in Williamstown, MA. Does...
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    gone already?

    I must have been cooped up to much recently. I've barely seen any. Certainly no full blooms - just scattered ones.
    Yikes.
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    Mountain Laurel Log

    It's that time of year again. The mountain laurel is coming. Post your sightings or favorite locations here.

    I've seen a few blooms by my (long) driveway in northwest CT.

    Favorite locations:...
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    Driving

    Mapquest says 1hour 44 minutes to Salisbury from Ridgefield (76 miles)
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    Lions Head - Bear Mtn. - Sages Ravine - Race Mtn. - Mt. Everett - Jug End ?

    Hmm. Kent to West Cornwall.

    I don't know quite so much detail about this section, but some highlights are, let's see: Caleb's Peak, St. John's Ledges, Breadloaf Mountain, Pine Knob.

    "Lowlights"...
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    Mountain Laurel

    Down here in CT/SW Mass, I know the incredible mountain laurel spots - you know, bring the friend to the flower and all that. They're better than buying an entire floral shop.

    That's my plan...
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    Hmm. If it's morning and in the central daks,...

    Hmm.

    If it's morning and in the central daks, Long Lake Diner...

    If it's NW CT or MA, Bantam Pizza on the way home.
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    Scotland

    I'll definitely second Scotland. As already indicated it offers a great variety of difficulties. It's also incredibly beautiful (of course, there aren't any mountainous regions that qualify as ugly...
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    little bits

    eagle: nice quote. Try this one out for size too: "Education is not about filling a bucket; it's about starting a fire." -William Butler Yeats

    ADackR: it's per se, I believe.

    And now on to...
  10. Thread: Black Rock

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    Or...

    There are quite a few Black Rocks aren't there.

    There's a Black Rock State Park in the Thomaston, CT area. The Connecticut Walk Book has trail info for it.

    I don't know much about it. I biked...
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    humorous deer experiences

    For my first snorting deer experience I was awakened during the night while camped by Fall Stream on the NP Trail. At first I was alarmed, since the closest name I could put on the sound was a...
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    I've got a pair of Merrell Chameleons that I've...

    I've got a pair of Merrell Chameleons that I've had since Sept 2002. That's all I wear for shoes other than sandals for reg. wear - I've worn them just about every day for more than one and a half...
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    Well I can put an early limit on when it...

    Well I can put an early limit on when it happened. I snowshoed through McCanes/No-Wa-Na-Go (or whatever the spelling on that pun-name is) to Stephen's Pond on Monday 16 February and there were no...
  14. Thread: Stupid People

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    Speaking of stupid people met while building a...

    Speaking of stupid people met while building a cairn, trail work in general is a good place to watch stupid people.

    While building bog bridges on the Cascade Brook Trail this summer with an AMC...
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