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    Passaconaway Slides 2/5/2020

    Parking: TH Parking lot is plowed.
    Surface Conditions: 12-15" Snow - Breakable Crust
    Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction

    All water crossings were intact,...
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    West Sleeper Slide 1/29/2020

    Hiking and bush whacking with Mountain Wanderer Steve has been on my bucket list for long time. This snow shoe excursion to 9 year old slide that came down in 2011 during Tropical Storm Irene on spur...
  3. The date of our excursion was January 31, 2020. ...

    The date of our excursion was January 31, 2020. Here a some photos I took using my smart phone. First at Madison Hut.
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    I purchased a winter boot by Mammut Magic High...

    I purchased a winter boot by Mammut Magic High GORE-TEX which appears to be similar to the Makalu and Lowa mentioned above. I've been very happy with it. Mammut rates it in tech specs for -20C.
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    My man who keeps our driveway clear in Plymouth...

    My man who keeps our driveway clear in Plymouth reports 10" wet heavy snow fell as Thursday AM. He says 6-8" is expected in Plymouth Saturday. I expect further north or further up elevation the...
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    This reminds me of a conversation I had with my...

    This reminds me of a conversation I had with my son this afternoon. I was attempting to describe to him difference between "lead" climbing and what I did once upon a time when I was experimenting...
  7. Thread: Sanguinary Mt

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    I just did a search in New England Trail...

    I just did a search in New England Trail Conditions and came up with bunch of reports for Sanguinary.
  8. I'm reviving this thread from 2017. Pat and...

    I'm reviving this thread from 2017. Pat and Audrey are having another Pot Luck this year on Saturday evening November 2, 2019. Audrey has authorized Allison and me to inform VFTT members. ...
  9. Retirement Celebration Baxter State Park 9/16 to 9/20

    I retired from my job on 9/13. My trip to Baxter 9/16 to 9/20 was excellent way to celebrate! I don't normally post long TR, but figure long TR's on Baxter are of interest to many members for insight...
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    We were just up on Fort summit last week and this...

    We were just up on Fort summit last week and this rocky summit jumped out at me. I was pretty sure it was Mullen although right nearby map shows summit called Bald Mountain. I was wondering if...
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    Statistics don't lie. Market is growing. Number...

    Statistics don't lie. Market is growing. Number of 4K list finishers has doubled over what it was 10 years ago from average of 300/year to over 600/year. In 2017 there were 739 list finishers....
  12. I just searched NE Trail Conditions for...

    I just searched NE Trail Conditions for Redington. There are numerous reports for Crockers Redington for this summer 2019. One in particular reports "Weyerhaeuser is closing the Caribou Pond Road...
  13. He shows up in Steve Smith's blog from time to...

    He shows up in Steve Smith's blog from time to time like a time when they teamed up to bushwhack entire length of Carr Mountain which is a good read. I had a close encounter with JR once when I...
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    Portland or Portsmouth are nice places to stop...

    Portland or Portsmouth are nice places to stop for visits. Both offer plenty of eating and drinking options and walking opportunities. I see the Press Room in Portsmouth has re-opened.
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    This so embarrassing. I have to confess I...

    This so embarrassing. I have to confess I goofed!!!!!!!!!! :eek:The photo of the pool is not on FR 170. It is the pool just above bridge at present trail head. Further review of my photo set...
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    Bridge and pool is on FR 170. I hiked in on...

    Bridge and pool is on FR 170. I hiked in on Tunnel Brook Trail, but opted to hike out on the road just to see where it went. The road makes long overshoot past trail head so I opted to bushwhack...
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    The road is very well engineered for long term...

    The road is very well engineered for long term usage. See this bridge crossing at Little Tunnel Brook. Note the attention paid to drainage etc
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    I recall a place not far from Blackwoods that has...

    I recall a place not far from Blackwoods that has coin-operated showers. I'm sure it must still be there. If you bring a bike and are in shape for it you can ride up top of Cadillac really early in...
  19. Salty! Historical Aerials - What an interesting...

    Salty! Historical Aerials - What an interesting web site! 1939 maps in particular show how massively the area was logged. The extent of network of skidder trails is mind boggling. Washburn's...
  20. Update on Tripoli Road.... I drove up Tripoli...

    Update on Tripoli Road.... I drove up Tripoli Road Sunday 7/28 intending to do bushwhack up West Tecumseh spur ridge from Hix Hill Road. I was shocked and saddened to see conditions on Tripoli Road....
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    Redlining sure calls for some creative routes of...

    Redlining sure calls for some creative routes of which this is one. I seem to recall similar experience about trail from 13 Falls to Frost Trail and hut. I think the choice of route for relocation...
  22. Thanks for posting. Your report was a fun read! ...

    Thanks for posting. Your report was a fun read! Congratulations on tagging Shasta with such great conditions!
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    Garmin GPSMAP 66i is here

    Being registered Garmin user I got an email notification about the newest GPSMAP 66i is being released. It appears to do what I've always wanted Garmin to do - combine Inreach tech with Garmin 64...
  24. Lost Dad I agree 100% with your observations on...

    Lost Dad I agree 100% with your observations on Industrial Wind Power impacts versus long distance power export from HQ. When PB started this thread and someone posted link to satellite imagery it...
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    I've heard something like that before 40+ years...

    I've heard something like that before 40+ years ago when I lived in Napa Valley of CA. A buddy and I had buddy hiked up to a high point near basalt lava flow cliffs overlooking Calistoga CA. We...
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