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    From the Cohos Trail Association. Their shelters...

    From the Cohos Trail Association. Their shelters are still closed, but they're saying one can set up a tent adjacent to them.

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    At this time we still have not received word from state...
  2. Just focus on the shelters, where the thru-hikers...

    Just focus on the shelters, where the thru-hikers stay at night.
  3. ""I just didn’t think about that stuff. I was so...

    ""I just didn’t think about that stuff. I was so focused on mileage goals to get it done in four months or less," said one hiker. That "stuff" would be the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, his own role...
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    Banff's movies have been a wonderful feast during...

    Banff's movies have been a wonderful feast during my work shutdown.

    For those with daughters especially, Deer139 is a fun movie. It's not an epic adventure, just a small one, which makes the...
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    I finally got around to seeing DamNation...

    I finally got around to seeing DamNation. A+ movie, all around. Following up on that is Artifishal, which came out last year. Both are made by Patagonia, with one focusing on the damage done by...
  6. Having a single day where groups sign to clean...

    Having a single day where groups sign to clean trails seems like a nice idea, but I suspect its moment has passed.

    If that day had been at the start of June, I suspect it would have garnered a lot...
  7. White Mountains Trail Cleanup, July 25

    https://www.facebook.com/events/592683181356382/

    For those who have been up, after hearing much talk about how bad trails were, I got the impression some volunteers had already been out.

    Are...
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    From a Cohos Trail FB group: Lake Francis...

    From a Cohos Trail FB group:

    Lake Francis Campground and the Dry River Campground are now both open and operating at 50%. Unknown Pond Tentsite is open (although listed as closed on the website,...
  9. A friend who was up the last couple of days...

    A friend who was up the last couple of days reports the front of the NoBo thru-hikers are reaching the Whites and complaining that they wanted to stay at a hostel or motel in New Hampshire just...
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    Hmm. I don't know about New Hampshire, but in...

    Hmm. I don't know about New Hampshire, but in Connecticut, one can earn two hundred dollars a week and still remain on unemployment. That seems like a pretty good incentive for folks, many of whom...
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    Baxter, as always, is extremely well-organized. ...

    Baxter, as always, is extremely well-organized. They are re-opening in two phases, first on June 15, and then a second phase on July 1. The bunkhouses will stay closed, Katahdin and Traveler trails...
  12. To all those who have stayed out of New...

    To all those who have stayed out of New Hampshire, like the governor asked, even though they easily could have rationalized some argument as to why they should go up, I say "Thank You!"
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    The east facing terrain on Mt. Washington has...

    The east facing terrain on Mt. Washington has been re-opened, as has the parking lot at Pinkham Notch.
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    Rolling on the floor, laughing, Dave. Well...

    Rolling on the floor, laughing, Dave. Well played sir!
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    As Depeche Mode reminds us, everything counts in...

    As Depeche Mode reminds us, everything counts in large amounts. If people thought it appropriate to pick trillium to put behind their ears for a selfie, every flower within sight of a trail would be...
  16. Brewery to pay someone $20,000 to hike AT and drink beer

    "The hiker, who would tackle the trail between May and September 2021, would be outfitted with equipment by the brewery, as well as being treated to "some big ol' beer parties along the way."

    $20k...
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    9 Circles of Hiker Hell

    Funny, and also true, from Outside magazine.

    Brian

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    9 Circles of Hiker Hell
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    The Notch Hostel is opening at full capacity June...

    The Notch Hostel is opening at full capacity June 5, but only for the weekends at the moment until they can staff up. No word on Subsig yet.
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    The AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee will...

    The AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee will resume counting ascents of peaks after June 5, 2020. We ask that all hikers follow this guidance:

    1. Do not go hiking if you or someone you have been...
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    It's Monday and my Facebook feed is once again...

    It's Monday and my Facebook feed is once again filled with selfies of people from Massachusetts and Connecticut standing on top of mountains, maskless, in one case next to seven other people. One...
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    If someone attests in writings to something that...

    If someone attests in writings to something that is false, and then they cause (even inadvertently) harm to someone else, that changes the nature of liability. In English: someone drives up not...
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    Canada is starting to open up its parks again as...

    Canada is starting to open up its parks again as of June 1.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/29-national-parks-reopening-june-1-1.5586625
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    On May 28, 2020, the Cohos Trail Association...

    On May 28, 2020, the Cohos Trail Association released the following:

    The governor of New Hampshire has extended the stay home order for several more weeks. That means that volunteer work on the...
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    Thank you for volunteering! Your time is greatly...

    Thank you for volunteering! Your time is greatly appreciated. Thank you also for supporting the AMC. The AMC is a powerful and important environmental organization that protects the White...
  25. Not according to my Facebook feed, where I'm...

    Not according to my Facebook feed, where I'm looking at photos of people hailing from different states standing shoulder to shoulder on summits, seven or eight across, not a mask to be seen anywhere,...
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