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  1. The whites are getting hammered this morning

    There is a slow moving front that formed over the Connecticut river valley slowly making its way across the whites this morning. I have no doubt there may be some impacts to backroads. Hopefully...
  2. A few comments on Mikes Post. ATVS are...

    A few comments on Mikes Post.

    ATVS are statewide and there are legal trails in southern NH. Lots of railroad and trolley tracks ripe for rail trail use. Sadly lots of ATVs on private and public...
  3. Thread: Shelters

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    Be careful where you step and make sure you treat...

    Be careful where you step and make sure you treat the water. The outhouse at Guyot fills up quickly and without a caretaker to compost the waste, the cat holes in the woods will pile up quickly.
  4. My limited understanding is they are offering a...

    My limited understanding is they are offering a block of power to some specific large customers. The ones who sign up get the savings while the rest of the rate payers savings are nebulous at best....
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    When someone sees the lists of deaths on "Mt...

    When someone sees the lists of deaths on "Mt Washington" they may not realize that any death recorded to have occurred within a roughly rectangular block of land bordered by RT 2 to the north, RT 16...
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    Renaming Mt Pierce

    https://www.concordmonitor.com/mount-pierce-franklin-nh-name-35088936

    I guess the AMC was right in delaying the name change. Reminds me of the far more recent unsuccessful attempt at renaming Mt...
  7. Looks like Hydro Quebec is getting worried ...

    Looks like Hydro Quebec is getting worried

    https://www.mainepublic.org/post/hydro-quebec-says-it-will-offer-maine-deal-electricity-transported-proposed-cmp-powerline

    The various paid advocates...
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    I moved up to the area in 1987 with the prior...

    I moved up to the area in 1987 with the prior couple of years in the midwest and previous to that at UMaine Orono. For those familiar with UMO its in its own world so I would not have heard of a...
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    During one of the previous permit cycles, the...

    During one of the previous permit cycles, the intended "zoning" for the areas was dispersed non organized recreational area. This meant no trails but if someone wants to go in the woods and recreate...
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    Nothing new, same story as it was before. A...

    Nothing new, same story as it was before. A member of VFTT at one point went to the Coos County Registry of Deeds and read the deeds and confirmed that the FS has a right of way. This is and was a...
  11. Glen Ellis Falls Trail closed until late September starting Monday

    Various groups are teaming up to rebuild the trail and rock work.
  12. Its odd that testing is not readily accessible in...

    Its odd that testing is not readily accessible in Mass, NH has set up partnerships with private firms

    I did this Google Search "Covid Testing in NH" and got these results. ...
  13. The t shirts used to read "Make it Mass, spend it...

    The t shirts used to read "Make it Mass, spend it in Maine" ;)
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    I am unsure what standard they need to apply but...

    I am unsure what standard they need to apply but generally they would need to dose the water supply and ensure that they have a detectable residual amount of disinfectant at the tap to deal with any...
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    Zealand's water frequently tastes overdosed with...

    Zealand's water frequently tastes overdosed with treatment chemicals. Reminds me of Polapure. May be safe but not palatable.
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    My standard observations (CV-19 or not) 1...

    My standard observations (CV-19 or not)

    1 mile and 1000 feet of elevation normally gets you well into more mature trees from the ridgeline but there are as many exceptions as there trails that...
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    I have done a lot of redlining with a few friends...

    I have done a lot of redlining with a few friends in the last two years (covid has put a damper on it). It tends to drive them nuts that I dont keep track, I am just doing trails with them that I...
  18. I was a tad conservative on my estimate, the...

    I was a tad conservative on my estimate, the utility appealed to the state Supreme Court to cancel the referendum
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    Unless the state has changed the tram lot rules...

    Unless the state has changed the tram lot rules for this year, last year the actual paved tram lot was signed as no hiker parking. The actual designated hiker parking for the Kinsman Ridge trail or...
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    Since you first posted the thread the conditions...

    Since you first posted the thread the conditions most likely have changed 180 degrees, we were just filling time while that occurred ;).

    Waterfalls in the whites in summer are ephemeral, the best...
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    I agree that the weather pattern was similar to a...

    I agree that the weather pattern was similar to a Nor'easter. In the winter it normally means I will get less snow than forecasted and the Conway area will get more as the Wildcat Ridge and Mt...
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    Some of the normal taps in the buildings are/were...

    Some of the normal taps in the buildings are/were setup with deadman valves . The outside ones I have seen in the past appeared to be for maintenance and operations intended to have a hose hooked up...
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    You are correct

    You are correct
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    I have seen them at some of the huts before. I...

    I have seen them at some of the huts before. I always assumed they wanted hikers to go inside to refill so there was some level of supervision. Most of the huts need power to get water from the wells...
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    Backwards Weather pattern

    Since I moved into the area in 1987 I have developed various ways of figuring out what the days and upcoming weather will be doing with some seasonality baked in. Normally the conservative approach...
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