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  1. Thread: The Bigelows

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    The Bigelows

    Last Monday, the 9th, I climbed Avery and West Peaks of Bigelow in Maine. I had climbed these before in 2010 at the end of a seven day backpack (finishing my NE4Ks on Avery). This year's hike was a...
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    Macedonia Brook Blue Loop

    Last Sunday I hiked the Macedonia Brook State Park Blue Loop, in Kent, Connecticut. This was a Ct. Section of the GMC hike. There was only other hiker besides me in our group, but at the trailhead...
  3. End of the Year in the Whites: Moriah and Cherry Pond

    Meadowsweet and I spent the tail end of the year in Gorham. On Sunday the 30th I climbed Moriah. On Monday the 31st we both hiked out to Cherry Pond.

    Sunday: Moriah

    I hiked Moriah by the...
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    LT Trailwork and Ascutney (28-30 Sept.)

    Last weekend (28-30 Sept.) I joined another trail work weekend with the Connecticut Section of the Green Mountain Club. We maintain the Long Trail in between Glastenbury Tower and Kelly Stand Road. ...
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    I've done these trails a couple times, but never...

    I've done these trails a couple times, but never as a day loop; both times it was the beginning and end of a backpack.

    I've always thought of Rainbow Trail, and the spur it goes over, as being...
  6. Thread: Natchaug Trail

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    Natchaug Trail

    On Saturday I, together with JohnGalt and Maureen (who doesn't yet have a trail name) hiked the entire Natchaug Trail in eastern Connecticut, north to south. This is an 18.1, 18.7, or 19.2 mile...
  7. Flags Weekend - Middle Tripyramid, Whiteface, and Passaconaway

    Saturday 8 Sept. - Middle Tripryamid

    For the tenth year in a row I helped raise the flag on Middle Tripyramid for Flags on the 48, and event which commemorates the victims of the theocratic...
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    Hale - Meadowsweet's first 4K

    On Sunday July 29nd my girlfriend Maure, whose trail name is now Meadowsweet, and I climbed Hale by the Hale Brook Trail. The weather was great, warm but not humid. Neither of us needed bug spray...
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    Magic on Bear Mountain

    On Sunday the 22nd Connecticut Valley Atheists held its annual trail magic day on the summit of Bear Mountain in Salisbury, the highest point on the AT in Connecticut. Trail angel Richard joined me...
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    Two Loops in Macedonia Brook SP

    My girlfriend Maure and I spent last weekend camping at Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent. On Saturday she and I did a 2.5 mile loop east of the brook (Blue to Green to Orange Trails), and then I...
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    Pisgah State Park, 25 Feb.

    Last Sunday I did an eight mile loop hike in Pisgah State Park in southwestern New Hampshire, starting and ending at the Kilburn Road Trailhead.

    I did the hike on a couple of inches of new snow. ...
  12. Thread: Hermit's Cave

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    Hermit's Cave

    On Sunday the 14th Maure and I hiked to Hermit's Cave in Erving, Mass., mostly on the MM Trail. The hardest part of the hike was maybe finding the trailhead. We went to the wrong one at first,...
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    Three Low Elevation Hikes in the Whites

    Over the holidays I spent three days hiking in the Whites. I've done this most years for quite a while now, but this time was different for two reasons. One is that I didn't summit any peaks (due...
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    Camel's Hump Bad Weather Bypass

    On the 19th of November I almost climbed Camel's Hump.

    On the drive up to the trailhead it rained most of the time, sometimes heavily, but, as I had hoped, when I gained elevation it turned to...
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    LT Trail Work and Mendon

    Last weekend was another trail work weekend for the Connecticut Section of the Green Mountain Club. I hiked up Friday night, trail worked on Saturday, and on Sunday drove north to climb Mendon Peak....
  16. Rambling in the Rain in Rockville, Rhode Island

    Several years ago I hiked the Narragansett Trail. My favorite part was where it passes by Long Pond in Rhode Island. Yesterday (the 8th) I led a GMC hike mostly on the Narragansett in that area. ...
  17. Flags Weekend: The Tripyramids and The Osceolas

    Every year flags are flown on each of the New Hampshire 4000 Footers in commemoration of the 9/11 victims. This year it happened on Saturday the Ninth. For the ninth straight year I headed the crew...
  18. Thread: Cohos Trail

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    As I noted in the Trip Reports forum, I through...

    As I noted in the Trip Reports forum, I through hiked the the Cohos Trail over the first couple weeks of July.

    See http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/542267 for my journal and...
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    Cohos Trail Through Hike

    As some of you know, I through hiked the the Cohos Trail over the first couple weeks of July.

    Here is the first entry in my Trailjournal.

    Here are the pictures.

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    Cumulus
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    The Kinsmen from the West - 28-29 May 2017

    Several of us from the Connecticut Section of the GMC spent Memorial Day Weekend in the Whites. On Friday and Saturday some of us hiked Franconia Ridge and Carrigain/Vose Spur, and on Sunday and...
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    No one. -- Cumulus NE111 in my 50s:...

    No one.

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    Cumulus

    NE111 in my 50s: 115/115 (67/67, 46/46, 2/2)
    NE111 in my 60s: 51/115 (39/67, 11/46, 1/2)
    NEFF: 50/50; Cat35: 39/39; WNH4K: 40/48; NEHH 84/100
    LT NB 2009
  22. LT Trailwork and West River Trail - 28-30 Mar. 2017

    Last weekend I helped do trailwork with the Conn. Section of the GMC. Afterwards I hiked another section of the West River Trail.

    Long Trail

    I drove up Friday afternoon and took the secret...
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    The Mohawk Loop, 14-16 Apr. 2017

    Several decades ago (I haven't been able to find the exact year) a section of the Appalachian Trail mostly in Cromwell and Canaan Connecticut was rerouted. The trail which was removed from the AT...
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    Eisenhower for Early Bird's Winter Finish

    On Sunday the 5th I joined Early Bird for a hike up Eisenhower for her Winter New Hampshire 4000 Footer finish.

    It was occasionally brutal, but mostly nice. The difference was the wind. When we...
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    North and Middle Tripyramid - 28 Dec. 2016

    I usually take a three day vacation in the Whites in between the solstice and the new year, and that was the plan for this year. I had originally planned on hiking Madison on Wednesday, and other...
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