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    Looks like the leaves will be on the ground by...

    Looks like the leaves will be on the ground by Friday. There is Northeaster in forecast for Thursday with accompanying high winds that will probably strip leaves. Welcome to fall views!
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    There is a similar content sign on RT 3 in...

    There is a similar content sign on RT 3 in Clarksville NH. The location of any given sign is not as simple as one may think....
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    I believe one member of VFTT had both knees done...

    I believe one member of VFTT had both knees done and redid the 4K list in less than 1 year

    FWIW, A good friend had two knees done 2 years ago. He had a knee doctor that prescribed specific...
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    I am more than a bit cynical that the only reason...

    I am more than a bit cynical that the only reason a sign exists is that its convenient prop for the cog ;)
  5. CMP had wanted to run over the proposed southern...

    CMP had wanted to run over the proposed southern route that was the shortest distance but their claim was they had to do the longer alternative route to the north of the Pond as that the landowner to...
  6. Another parallel between Northern Pass in NH and...

    Another parallel between Northern Pass in NH and the project in Maine.

    https://www.sunjournal.com/2019/09/27/revised-route-for-cmp-transmission-corridor-provides-new-point-of-contention/
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    Large Private Land Owners in US

    This Bloomberg article has a good graphic on major private landowners In Maine.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-largest-landowners-in-us/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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    The upper Androscoggin River valley and Milan...

    The upper Androscoggin River valley and Milan will definitely be at peak this weekend.
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    There was reportedly a rangers cabin not very far...

    There was reportedly a rangers cabin not very far from the crash site. Not sure where.
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    I looked it up in my 1972 AMC guide map and there...

    I looked it up in my 1972 AMC guide map and there are no shelters shown on the Thoreau Falls trail. Closest ones I see are a shelter at Camp 16 where the Bondcliff Trail used to cut off the...
  11. That is good news for the conservation community....

    That is good news for the conservation community. Probably not so good news for Greenville that was hoping to be the regional hub for the high end development. AMC was a benefactor of the deal in...
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    Its not a full day. Plan on a stop at the...

    Its not a full day. Plan on a stop at the Woodstock Brewery afterwards as you will have plenty of time.
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    If you want trail books, the Mountain Wanderer on...

    If you want trail books, the Mountain Wanderer on Main Street in Lincoln s the place to go. Realistically all you need is the White Mountain Guide. The owner of the Mountain Wanderer happens to be...
  14. The bears in the pemi back in the late eighties...

    The bears in the pemi back in the late eighties would raid a different campsite every night. Generally if the bears hit Desolation shelter they would hit the Thoreau Falls area the next night and...
  15. 40 years ago there were ongoing bear issues at...

    40 years ago there were ongoing bear issues at the now torn down Desolation Shelter, along Thoreau Falls trail and Franconia Fall campsite. There were lots of warnings but the WMNF regarded the bear...
  16. I have no doubt that this bear got its training...

    I have no doubt that this bear got its training from the 13 falls tent site bears that have been very aggressive for many years.

    I was at Owls head last summer and despite the warning signs,...
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    Both approaches are new to me, I haven't done it...

    Both approaches are new to me, I haven't done it but have heard from multiple folks that the way to do Mullen is from the Northwest basin trail near the cutoff to the Northern Peak trail (so from the...
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    This is the way the bridge ends This is the way...

    This is the way the bridge ends
    This is the way the bridge ends
    This is the way the bridge ends

    Not with a bang but a future bonfire*

    (with apologies to TS Eliot)

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  19. It would depend on if they own the land under the...

    It would depend on if they own the land under the huts. AMC reportedly only wants new capital assets that are on land they own. Given the investment in the 100 Mile Wilderness I don't see them going...
  20. News reports today indicate they will not be...

    News reports today indicate they will not be running the huts this winter unless they can raise 500K quickly

    Lots more detail
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    There was a big shift in leaf color over the...

    There was a big shift in leaf color over the weekend. I expect this upcoming weekend will be pretty colorful in the north country. Lots of no vacancy signs out at local hotels and campground last...
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    Shoal Pond Pemi Traverse

    It has been quite few years since I hiked the Shoal Pond trail and the eastern end of the Wilderness Trail. Back in high school a friend and I hiked the entire Wilderness trail including the long...
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    My guess is the suspension bridge on Dry River...

    My guess is the suspension bridge on Dry River has been on their list. It was built at the time of the wilderness designation so it would be hard to justify it like the Thoreau Falls bridge that...
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    I have no issues with the crew or the quality of...

    I have no issues with the crew or the quality of their work they just do what they are told. The decision to remove the bridge is strategic decision most likely from the WMNF forest supervisor up the...
  25. Lots of money getting poured into North Conway...

    Lots of money getting poured into North Conway these days. Cranmore just announced a new hotel, there is another one announced for Settlers Green area and at least one other. There are also a lot of...
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