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    There are quite a few nice trails in the Mink...

    There are quite a few nice trails in the Mink Hills. The yellow trail you mentioned goes from Rt. 114 up to the top of Windsor Ward Peak. There are several other nice trails near there. The Chandler...
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    A short update on this trail. As of 10/15/1015...

    A short update on this trail. As of 10/15/1015 the "Lake Solitude" sign has been removed and all of the blazes along the trail have been painted over with "Government, all hiding grey". The trail is...
  3. TJsName said: "This is not to imply that...

    TJsName said:
    "This is not to imply that there is no risk, but only to put that risk in perspective. RADIATION is dangerous - around 10,000 people die each year from skin cancer."
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    This is a bit off topic but it is a GPS reading...

    This is a bit off topic but it is a GPS reading that you don't see very often. The waypoint was captured at the location shown but the photo was taken later in camp. 4658 Note: the Garmin GPSmap...
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    I have found that the accuracy of the GPS track...

    I have found that the accuracy of the GPS track is often reduced by poor satellite reception. The newer GPS units from Garmin have better antennas and something called a SiRF receiver. I currently...
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    I have seen bears, moose, a bobcat, mink,...

    I have seen bears, moose, a bobcat, mink, beavers, etc and many birds The rarest, at least for me was a Spruce Grouse
    that was on the Baldface Circle Trail between the N and S summits. It let us...
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    Blue berries are ripe

    I hiked up the Banana trail from Canaan Road to Mt Shaw on Sunday. The blueberries on Big Ball Mtn. (also know as Blueberry ridge) are big, ripe and numerous. There was also a big bear happily eating...
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    Thanks Kimball. Last Saturday I went to North...

    Thanks Kimball. Last Saturday I went to North Moat Mtn. via the Moat Mtn. Trail from Diana's Baths and back down the Red Ridge Trail. I was pleasantly surprised to find that when I superimposed my...
  9. Hopefully, if I ever get put in a "facility"...

    Hopefully, if I ever get put in a "facility" there will be the opportunity to "walk away". Even with only pajamas would be OK.
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    My experience with the LL Bean Outlet Store in...

    My experience with the LL Bean Outlet Store in Concord has been very good. I had a LL Bean jacket of unknown age on which the plastic zipper had died. I took it back to the store because of the...
  11. Maybe the best way to deal with the Fish and...

    Maybe the best way to deal with the Fish and Game, S&R budget short fall ( short of being alert and planning for the unthinkable) is to plan a hike, get the latest forecast (in print), carry a GUMMIT...
  12. Windows XP works pretty well. It is too bad that...

    Windows XP works pretty well. It is too bad that sooner or later I will have to change. I don't know about all those portable things. My monitor weighs at least 70 pounds and the computer with the...
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    Here in southern NH (Henniker) the black flies...

    Here in southern NH (Henniker) the black flies have pretty much cancelled hiking in the woods for me. If you use DEET and keep moving fast you are OK but you won't stop to look at the views for long....
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    Be careful what you wish for. I have visited a...

    Be careful what you wish for. I have visited a number of great hiking destinations that were under the full control of "THE MAN". Do you really want to let the forest service dictate how many people...
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    If it had to fall, I am glad it happened at...

    If it had to fall, I am glad it happened at night. Many climbers have enjoyed the climb known as Lake View and especially the final pitch up the corner on the south side of the old man's head. I...
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    Hi Red Oak, In the past couple of years...

    Hi Red Oak,
    In the past couple of years Chocorua Forestlands have logged almost every stick big enough to load on a truck on their Ossipee properties. To avoid my getting into politics, which...
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    Red Oak said: Any updates on the legal status of...

    Red Oak said: Any updates on the legal status of this sandpit?
    hopefully it is closed to the public,so kids can not go up there and party it up and trash the area.[please no more negative email on...
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    From what I have seen from the air, nothing much...

    From what I have seen from the air, nothing much has changed at the sandpit. There is a big steel gate across Gilman Valley Road that prevents people from driving into the pit area. I doubt any kids...
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    NH State Forests and WMA Logging

    It seems to me that there has been a big increase in recent years in logging activities on public lands managed as State Forests and Wildlife Management Areas. This activity seems to coincide with...
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    My favorite loop on Chocorua is going up the...

    My favorite loop on Chocorua is going up the Piper Trail , turn right to Nickerson Ledge, to Carter Ledge, over the Sisters to Chocorua and down the Hammond Trail to the Weetamoo Trail, to the Piper...
  21. So, if you are the official adopter of a trail...

    So, if you are the official adopter of a trail and you do the trail maintenance, are you open to being sued if a tree or limb falls on a hiker?
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    I have had some experience with gardening and the...

    I have had some experience with gardening and the never ending battle with wild animals. I admit that my half acre+ of vegetables is a hobby and I will probably still survive if the various varmints...
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    Ok, politics aside, bears are a lot like people....

    Ok, politics aside, bears are a lot like people. They are opportunists, and they like to be comfortable,preferable with a full belly. Here is a series of photos that have been on the internet for a...
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    The Via Ferrata (Iron Way) are a great way to...

    The Via Ferrata (Iron Way) are a great way to visit places and cross terrain that would usually require climbing gear and training. Many of the routes are more exposed and would merit the use of a...
  25. I think that in many National Parks, when funds...

    I think that in many National Parks, when funds are cut, they do anything they can to make things worse for the public that wants to use the parks. They block off parking lots and close visitor...
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