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    Thanks Tim you have done a great job, apreciate...

    Thanks Tim you have done a great job, apreciate all your efforts to make this a great forum.
  2. Thread: Winter hiking??

    by MikePS
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    Crawford is beautiful on a nice winter day,...

    Crawford is beautiful on a nice winter day, excellent views, generally well packed out and in line with some of the hikes you mentioned.
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    Thanks for the detailed information, especially...

    Thanks for the detailed information, especially interesting that tourism lead the drive for railroads to the Whites first and substantially so. I appreciate the explanation and excellent background...
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    Of course, I believe, (feel free to correct my...

    Of course, I believe, (feel free to correct my assumption) a primary purpose for those trains was shipping lumber off those mountains, they would have been highly deforested in the mid to late 1800s....
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    I can state as a definitive fact that I will not...

    I can state as a definitive fact that I will not need snowshoes in 50 years:D
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    The craziness is headed for us all if we don't...

    The craziness is headed for us all if we don't pay attention.
  7. Thread: DUPR At Baxter

    by MikePS
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    The Togue pond gate opens at six, traffic hits...

    The Togue pond gate opens at six, traffic hits Roaring Brook lot by 6:20, ideally your friend should arrive before that on a weekend. She would not need a DUPR, but could check with reservations....
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    Mt Carrigain well water

    I enjoyed a great hike up Mt Carrigain yesterday I noticed at the well there is a bucket with a rope to draw water from the well. For many years this was signed as non potable water, I thought I...
  9. Thread: Zealand Parking

    by MikePS
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    Last Saturday on a poor weather day I got the...

    Last Saturday on a poor weather day I got the last spot in the main lot at 8, the overflow lot was also full when I came out at 10:30, no one parking on the road at that time.
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    Why? Sometimes just because you CAN do something...

    Why? Sometimes just because you CAN do something does not mean you SHOULD.
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    That would be a plus. I recognize the danger of...

    That would be a plus. I recognize the danger of overuse, especially that trail, but 10 cars seems a little tight.
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    Well hopefully it was a training activity. I have...

    Well hopefully it was a training activity. I have seen the gliders over Franconia ridge a number of times, and I understand the necessity for practice runs, but I think I would be a little freaked...
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    Chocorua rescue?????

    Did anyone hear about a rescue on Chocorua today 2/9? Driving home from doing Pierce today, south on 16 it looked like a helicopter hovering over the summit around 2 pm.
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    Really impressive, exceptional photography,some of the shots gave me vertigo! Presented interesting existential questions, I thought Mom's eulogy was bittersweet and clearly explained her view on...
  15. Thread: Handwarmers?

    by MikePS
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    I was given an electronic warmer that fits in a...

    I was given an electronic warmer that fits in a large size glove, and works quite well, this will be my third winter using it. Usually I switch to heavy gloves on top, putting this device in one...
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    I agree, amazing feat, great film. Must watch for...

    I agree, amazing feat, great film. Must watch for fans of climbing movies.
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    sorry to hear, real confirmation that it can...

    sorry to hear, real confirmation that it can happen to anyone, adding my good thoughts that your rehab goes smoothly and quickly.
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    I did this a couple of weeks ago, love the...

    I did this a couple of weeks ago, love the upgrade to the tower. Hope the spikes will be left at the bottom. It would be good to add a small addition to the lot, currently maxed out at 8-10 cars...
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    Always loved the trail from the south to DT, for...

    Always loved the trail from the south to DT, for many years my favorite Baxter hike. But there a couple of hundred yards of that trail that are truly precarious, I now only use the approach from the...
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    Was there July 12-19th, as already mentioned no...

    Was there July 12-19th, as already mentioned no covid related restrictions or policies in the park. FYI, the park headquarters is still closed to the public. Local eateries, such as AT Cafe and River...
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    Conditions since mid April have been really dry, trails looking more like mid August. Last week I went for a swim in Echo Lake (Franconia) and was shocked how far out I could stand. Stark difference...
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    Thanks for your efforts on this wonderful but...

    Thanks for your efforts on this wonderful but heavily used trail. Glad to hear it was a bit better than expectations. I know it is early but I have been finding the trails pretty trash free the last...
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    14 highest summits debate

    Is two meters close enough? Interesting article, with some cool photos. Can not imagine trying to "horseback" a ridge at that height :eek:

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    I have enjoyed Baxter since the early 80s. The...

    I have enjoyed Baxter since the early 80s. The first ten years or so the staffing was very consistent, especially the backcountry rangers, met the same ones every year and learned a lot from...
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    Osprey Manta 28, fits a lot, for a small pack,...

    Osprey Manta 28, fits a lot, for a small pack, like all ospreys, I love the structure, backwebbing, pockets, etc, as always I find the buckles a little small, but love their packs overall
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