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    Agreed. Heading to the Chic Chocs next week,...

    Agreed. Heading to the Chic Chocs next week, bringing 'spikes for sure.
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    Was hiking on Thursday (Cape Breton Highlands)...

    Was hiking on Thursday (Cape Breton Highlands) and discovered a yellow jacket nest that had been dug out by a bear. They were not pleased, only got stung once:eek:
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    Liked your Beehive pics. Spent 2 days at Acadia...

    Liked your Beehive pics. Spent 2 days at Acadia in 2019.
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    I hear ya. Retired last week and bought new...

    I hear ya. Retired last week and bought new boots (Scarpa) to celebrate.
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    Mine too:rolleyes:

    Mine too:rolleyes:
  6. I'm old school. Don't own a PLB (or a mobile...

    I'm old school. Don't own a PLB (or a mobile phone). Fortunately, I learned how to use a map and compass in my youth (scouts), and regularly update my maps. I've been on many hikes in the Whites,...
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    my Tacoma with 17.5 ft travel trailer (21 feet...

    my Tacoma with 17.5 ft travel trailer (21 feet with tongue) totals 41 feet, trailer is 7 ft wide so I am legal in Baxter, although have never tried it.
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    Great video, what was elapsed time? Thinking of...

    Great video, what was elapsed time? Thinking of doing this on my way to the Whites, once I can cross the border.
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    Similar story about goose ...

    Similar story about goose

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/canada-goose-pet-nature-1.5995946
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    I always liked this proposal ...

    I always liked this proposal

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/emera-atlantic-link-massachusetts-energy-northern-pass-transmission-1.4504425.

    No muss, no fuss. Directly from source to...
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    An acquaintance hiked and camped in the canyon...

    An acquaintance hiked and camped in the canyon several years ago, and has convinced me to join a small group for a repeat (probably September 2022). Your pictures have inspired me, so am so looking...
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    Agreed. Haven't been since September 2019

    Agreed. Haven't been since September 2019
  13. Thread: Maple Syrup

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    Was going to suggest some good Maritimes syrup:) ...

    Was going to suggest some good Maritimes syrup:) reconsidered, and suggest this https://hilltopboilersmaplesyrup.com/ They advertise US shipping on anything over $50 bucks. Located in Maine.
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    I'm still struggling with this. Won't be...

    I'm still struggling with this. Won't be crossing the border until my 2nd shot, but will probably stay at Dolly Copp and do day hikes for this summer, at least. If things are back to "normal" by...
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    My first ever Northern Presi hike involved...

    My first ever Northern Presi hike involved parking at Lowes. I remember the matriarch of the clan was collecting the fee. End of an era.
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    Avalanche beacon recall

    If anyone is using one of these.
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    She bearly survived.

    She bearly survived.
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    I've seen a Sawyer Squeeze in use. Produced 8...

    I've seen a Sawyer Squeeze in use. Produced 8 litres of water (for 8 people) in about 20 minutes (including lugging the water from the pond). I lugged, owners of the Squeeze produced.
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    When I was much younger, our Parks and Rec...

    When I was much younger, our Parks and Rec Director (originally from somewhere in New England) would organize a ski trip to Greenville from our town in Nova Scotia. We used the passenger rail...
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    I remember that weekend. Was there Friday and...

    I remember that weekend. Was there Friday and Saturday, never got above treeline. Woke up Sunday morning to a forecast of minus 65 F windchill at the summit, so went home. Didn't hear about Kate...
  21. Thread: K2 Winter Ascent

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    K2 fatality ...

    K2 fatality

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/16/us/sergi-mingote-spanish-climber-died-k2-trnd/index.html
  22. IMHO, going up is often easier than going down. ...

    IMHO, going up is often easier than going down. Not making excuses for them, just sayin'. My avatar is a pic of my first experience with Microspikes (on the Lion Head summer trail, in November,...
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    Thanks for the thought. Not really interested in...

    Thanks for the thought. Not really interested in going south. It's my lack of Northeastern winter hiking and skiing that's giving me withdrawal symptoms.:( Can't even go to the Chic Chocs right...
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    Maine exempts visitors from NH and VT. ...

    Maine exempts visitors from NH and VT. https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy/faqs
    Exemptions for 4 other states has ended. Doesn't do me any good, though. :(
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    We're expecting 10 inches. I'll be preparing a...

    We're expecting 10 inches. I'll be preparing a similar 'loop for Mucka.
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