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    Hmm, Hoping I'm not on that hike.

    Hmm, Hoping I'm not on that hike.
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    I think That is the beginnings of a process...

    I think That is the beginnings of a process called "stream capture". Eventually silt or debris will begin to fill or block one of the stream channels and most of the water will be diverted to other...
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    It's likely that some young man or woman will be...

    It's likely that some young man or woman will be heading out soon. They will be full of adventure with a little lack of experience. They will make mistakes. I hope that it only ends up in a little...
  4. Thread: Bugs and Color

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    If insects are a concern I wear light colored...

    If insects are a concern I wear light colored clothing or white. I'm convinced that deer flies sense or are attracted to dark colored moving objects. Other insects, I'm not so sure but it is easier...
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    The sunset grill and taproom has an outside patio...

    The sunset grill and taproom has an outside patio with great food. It is just off the mountain rd (108) on cottage club lane in Stowe. A little more laid back then the Bench and Idleytime which are...
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    Is it far fetched to think that some young...

    Is it far fetched to think that some young adventurer will perish in the mountains to avoid the ridicule and bullying that a call for rescue can bring on? I fortunately made my mistakes before cell...
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    Mount Elmore

    Mount Elmore
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    ID would not of helped Tim in this case. NHFG...

    ID would not of helped Tim in this case. NHFG quickly identified him from his car plates at Lowes Store. He was found approximately .5miles from Edmonds Col down the Castle Ravine trail. It has...
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    This Mariner was certified to pilot any vessel in...

    This Mariner was certified to pilot any vessel in any sea. He was a decision maker who evaluated risk and chose a course of action. I think he was as or more capable than many of us. I'm slow to...
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    Just back from 2 nights at Gray Knob. The...

    Just back from 2 nights at Gray Knob. The caretaker was involved with the removal. He brought a litter up to the col to meet the other responders. I have never seen so much ice. The Lowes path...
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    Edmunds Col Fatality

    Reported fatality on Edmunds Col (White Mtns) recovery underway, no other details.
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    Monday, August 3 ***Camel's Hump Bear Update***...

    Monday, August 3
    ***Camel's Hump Bear Update***
    Montclair Glen Lodge is now closed.

    A bear broke into the shelter on Sunday afternoon. The shelter will be closed until repairs can be made and...
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    Bear activity around Camel's Hump

    Some recent info from the GMC


    ***Important notice to hikers planning to hike Camel's Hump***

    There is bear activity in the Camel's Hump area. A bear has rummaged through campsites, destroyed...
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    The Forest City Trail does not go over the summit...

    The Forest City Trail does not go over the summit of camels hump. It meets the Long Trail approx. 2 miles south of the summit. Climbing from there the trail does get very steep and exposed as you...
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    Sierra, Like your dog mine also needs to use his...

    Sierra, Like your dog mine also needs to use his pads and nails for scrambling. Twice we have had problems with his pads, only in the whites. I bring booties just in case and they have helped...
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    It was frozen and not running in early March. ...

    It was frozen and not running in early March. First time I've seen it not flowing. Water was available at the Perch .6 miles away.
  17. Blue Mountain Lake to Long Lake is a nice 3 day...

    Blue Mountain Lake to Long Lake is a nice 3 day paddle. Camping on the more remote west arm of Forked Lake is a highlight. Start at Blue Mountain Lake and take out at the boat launch in Long Lake...
  18. Thread: Bear Tree?

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    Looks like the work of a pileated woodpecker on a...

    Looks like the work of a pileated woodpecker on a poplar tree, although a bear sounds more exciting!
  19. My wife and I hiked through there last weekend as...

    My wife and I hiked through there last weekend as part of a three day backpacking trip. Parts of the trail have been recently brushed out. The bog bridges are old but most are adequate for hiking. ...
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    I stayed at the old shelter site past wamsutta...

    I stayed at the old shelter site past wamsutta two weeks ago. Nice site along with the other that tdawg mentions 50 yards past on the right. I've always passed clamshell by, never found it very...
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    Probably the worst I have seen them in central...

    Probably the worst I have seen them in central Vermont. The heat seems to make them faster and more aggressive. Hoping the electric bug racket gets a favorable review.
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    Hey Skip, I enjoyed hiking with you a couple...

    Hey Skip, I enjoyed hiking with you a couple weeks ago on the Twins and Galehead. Glad to hear that your hiking partner is back on the trails! Mike
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    Keith may be right but I was going to guess...

    Keith may be right but I was going to guess fisher. The gait looks to long and the track too big for a skunk.
  24. Congrats Sue! Nice meeting you and Earl last...

    Congrats Sue! Nice meeting you and Earl last weekend. I'm stiil stuck on 5/48 W4k. Early March can be sunny and warm. Maybe I will get a few more
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    BigEarl, I would like to join you. Is it around...

    BigEarl, I would like to join you. Is it around 12 miles with a 4k elev gain? I have done these peaks but not by the approaches you mention. I will send you an email with more details. Thanks...
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