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  1. I believe the annual sock sale is this weekend....

    I believe the annual sock sale is this weekend. First day of VT hunting season. They really dont advertise it much due to the popularity. I read they expanded to a new facility in Northfield and the...
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    I am not a hunter but generally not anti hunter...

    I am not a hunter but generally not anti hunter and have known many good hunters and some not so good. With that stated, I tend to agree with Chris that hunting bears with dogs is inherently cruel...
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    Maines Purple Stripe Law

    This is new one to me, Maine now allows a landowner to mark their property boundaries with a Purple Stripe to limit access to the land to permission only.
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    Looks like the Berry's finally decided to sell to...

    Looks like the Berry's finally decided to sell to the Boston firm. In the past they wanted to pay less then the Berry's were willing to sell for.
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    BSP Trail Sign Auction

    The Friends of Baxter State Park are having their annual sign sale.

    https://www.32auctions.com/fbsp2019

    Lots of nice trail used signs for sale but they are not going cheap.
  6. The word Backcountry is now trademarked

    https://coloradosun.com/2019/10/31/backcountry-com-sues-anyone-who-uses-its-namesake-is-it-bullying-or-just-business/

    I guess we need to come up with a new name for this forum;).

    The boonies
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  7. I have not tired the linked product but in...

    I have not tired the linked product but in general have not found waterproof winter gloves to be of great value for long hiking days. They are great for chores around the house but eventually the...
  8. Looks like they will have 4 huts open for self...

    Looks like they will have 4 huts open for self service this winter with volunteer caretakers.

    https://www.pressherald.com/2019/11/04/maine-huts-trails-will-keep-lodges-open-this-winter/
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  9. A fine event as usual. The fire rings got good...

    A fine event as usual. The fire rings got good use as it was decidedly cool out.
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    If you want an even more obscure Fire Tower is...

    If you want an even more obscure Fire Tower is Whitcom Mtn in the Phillips Brook area. There have been past trips reports on it.

    I have to be careful on Signal Mtn as I had heard second hand that...
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    Signal Mtn in the Millsfield Area is a nice old...

    Signal Mtn in the Millsfield Area is a nice old fire tower with great views although it is amongst the Granite Reliable Wind Power wind park. Someone is using it for repeater but the tower was still...
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    One of those days on Washington

    30 degree temp drop in 4 hours, 110 mph gusts, sustained at 80 and -5 wind chill. Nice fall day ;)
  13. The trailhead from the west side (Lancaster area)...

    The trailhead from the west side (Lancaster area) was removed about 20 years ago due to landowner dispute with the USFS. He did not own the land at the trailhead but did own land along the road and...
  14. The area north of York Pond road had a lot of...

    The area north of York Pond road had a lot of birches and birch glades that got hammered by the ice storm of 1998. While hiking the loop up Unknown Pond trail to Kilkenny Ridge trail and then over to...
  15. Mill Brook Road is like all the FS roads, they...

    Mill Brook Road is like all the FS roads, they try to keep them open until past hunting season but any significant snow or icing can close them early. It does tend get closed due to logging more...
  16. York Pond Road closed to access Bunnel Notch and Unknown Pond trails starting Monday

    I was up doing a hike today to Unknown Pond Peak and there were numerous notices that the York Pond Road will be closed to public traffic starting this Monday (Oct 28th) during logging operations on...
  17. Todays Conway Daily Sun (Thursday 10/24) has an...

    Todays Conway Daily Sun (Thursday 10/24) has an article about the Directors failure to be reappointed. Definitely some politics involved in the decision.
  18. FG leadership tends to be very a political...

    FG leadership tends to be very a political position not many long term directors. .Normandeau did an interview with NHPR last year and it was obvious that he was not a politician. Definitely a tell...
  19. Great photo,hard to beat a good day on Katahdin....

    Great photo,hard to beat a good day on Katahdin. IMHO worth the up front education/hassle once you drive through the gate.

    Just realize, there is lot more to the park then just Katahdin. Add...
  20. Thanks for letting the non facebook crowd know. I...

    Thanks for letting the non facebook crowd know. I plan to be there.
  21. Busy Weekend for Fish and Game in the whites

    https://www.conwaydailysun.com/news/local/fish-and-game-has-busy-weekend-of-mountain-rescues/article_14da81e4-f4f2-11e9-bbee-a38768b508d0.html

    2 slip and falls, one didn't feel well and one lack...
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    Not much left up north

    Not much left up north
  23. https://vtdigger.org/2019/10/17/receiver-hopeful-f...

    https://vtdigger.org/2019/10/17/receiver-hopeful-for-jay-peak-sale-in-2020-but-warns-of-significant-loss-for-investors/
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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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