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  1. July 2020 decision on WMNF Wanosha Integrated Resource Project

    I donít recall that the WMNF Wanosha Integrated Resource Project, first proposed in 2017, has been discussed on this forum. Since a decision to move forward on most of this project was made in July,...
  2. Funny how now gps users are the troglodytes :) ...

    Funny how now gps users are the troglodytes :)

    I carry gps, paper map, and cellphone. Use gps almost exclusively...with paper map as a psychological crutch. GPS is used in one way only: To get me...
  3. Mostly off topic, but the Winter/Spring 2022...

    Mostly off topic, but the Winter/Spring 2022 Appalachia has an article summarizing the "nine-year fight" against Northern Pass. It's mostly a victory lap story for the AMC. They mention the Clean...
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    A definitive way to determine this would be to...

    A definitive way to determine this would be to compare the routes and maps in the 1955 or 1960 AMC WMG to today's.
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    I wonder how often it occurs that a car is mostly...

    I wonder how often it occurs that a car is mostly buried by snowfall, then gets demolished by a plow?
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    All correct skiguy...the mountain I'm referencing...

    All correct skiguy...the mountain I'm referencing is more properly called Potash Knob.
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    Louise Chaput was one that came to mind when i...

    Louise Chaput was one that came to mind when i first saw the video. The other one was the poor little kid who was lost near Mount Potash in Lincoln.
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    This story seems to be the source for the video,...

    This story seems to be the source for the video, since it mentions all the same cases in the same order:

    https://greatnorthernink.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/lost-and-found-in-the-white-mountains/
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    Youtube video on WMNF mysteries

    There's a recent video on Youtube called "Missing Hikers &Strange Disappearances in White Mountain National Forest".

    Here's what's mentioned:

    2004, Mt. Kancamagus, remains found of Steven...
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    This is the first year that i've noticed lots of...

    This is the first year that i've noticed lots of ash kill at my property in NE Massachusetts. We have lots of ash here. This is the reason, i believe, for Maine's ban , starting several years ago, on...
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    Miehoff, I sent you a private message looking...

    Miehoff,

    I sent you a private message looking for info on something.

    Steve H.
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    I forgot to recommend the Roberts' book "Finding...

    I forgot to recommend the Roberts' book "Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer". A very strange compelling story of a vagabond explorer who...
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    David Roberts was probably my favorite outdoor...

    David Roberts was probably my favorite outdoor essay writer. Looking at my bookshelf, I see that I have three books of essays (On the Ridge Between Life and Death, Moments of Doubt, and Escape...
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    Much of the Perham's "mini-museum" ended up at...

    Much of the Perham's "mini-museum" ended up at Creaser's Jewelry in Paris. I haven't been up there in a few years. I wonder if the Creaser's stuff will end up in the new Bethel museum.
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    Does this museum have any relationship or lineage...

    Does this museum have any relationship or lineage back to the displays that Perham had in their Paris, Maine store?
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    Cave Mountain isn't in the Notch, it's a couple...

    Cave Mountain isn't in the Notch, it's a couple of miles NE of the notch.

    Yes, there was snow in that cave, also small amounts here and there between the talus.
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    Caves at Dixville Cave Mountain

    More than 25 years ago, I bushwhacked to Cave Mountain, in Dixville, N.H. I wanted to find any caves that might be there. I checked out a cliff south of the summit, but only found some vertical...
  18. OK, thanks all.

    OK, thanks all.
  19. Flat Mountain Pond Trail - in or out of Wilderness & bikeable?

    Folks,

    Is Flat Mountain Pond Trail, from Jose's Bridge to Flat Mountain Ponds, considered to be in the Sandwich Range Wilderness? (It forms a boundary of the wilderness.)

    If not in the...
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    The Bette Davis plaque on/near the Coppermine...

    The Bette Davis plaque on/near the Coppermine Trail.
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    We went up and back on the route 153 detour route...

    We went up and back on the route 153 detour route on Sunday. Not much traffic either way. Curiously, the official detour southbound is to take 16 to 25, then go far to the west on 25 before going...
  22. Former Boston Globe editor dies on Mount Katahdin

    https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2020/10/08/former-boston-globe-editor-donald-macgillis-dies-in-mount-katahdin-hiking-accident
  23. It becomes obvious by the post Labor Day timing...

    It becomes obvious by the post Labor Day timing of this that the reason for the ban on Massachusetts was to avoid the large summertime surge of people from Mass, even as Mass's CoViD numbers were as...
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    Wait a minute...doesn't that old map show a trail...

    Wait a minute...doesn't that old map show a trail going right over the cliff, or am I reading it wrong???
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    I rappelled down to the cave c.1982. Probably one...

    I rappelled down to the cave c.1982. Probably one of the scariest things I've ever done. It was cool seeing the railroad tracks so small so far below. Much of the rock above the cave was too rotten...
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