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  1. Thread: VFTT Patch

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    I was looking up some things just now, and I...

    I was looking up some things just now, and I stumbled across this thread. I know this discussion dates from years ago, but what happened after this conversation left off? Were those remaining VFTT...
  2. Thread: Ice Question

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    Ice Question

    Towards the end of last week I had the chance to do some hiking in the western half of Mass. At one point, I wanted to take a shortcut across a fair-sized lake. Having been in southern Vermont the...
  3. By the way, this topic even came up in the New...

    By the way, this topic even came up in the New York Times a couple of months back: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/us/a-national-park-for-maine-proves-a-hard-gift-to-give.html?_r=0
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    Having visited Mill Brook Road a couple of times...

    Having visited Mill Brook Road a couple of times within the past year, I suspect that there is enough logging activity going on in that area that the road's gate has been removed (as well as due to...
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    To add to Tomcat's post, having been in this area...

    To add to Tomcat's post, having been in this area recently, I found the easiest way to get to Barren (especially when coming from Monson), is via Elliotsville Road (which is the well-marked road that...
  6. Thread: Deasey Mountain

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    I recently made a return trip to Deasey, and...

    I recently made a return trip to Deasey, and found things much changed since I was last there five years ago. These days the best approach route is via Stacyville, as the roads coming in that way...
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    Andrew, this tower is in decent shape, so I...

    Andrew, this tower is in decent shape, so I didn't have any concerns when climbing it. It's in about the same condition as the Milan Hill tower.
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    Whitcomb Mountain (NH) Fire Tower

    For those who have, or are in the the process of visiting all the fire towers in New Hampshire (including ones that aren't maintained by the state) are probably aware, one of the most elusive fire...
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    Jim, I second Roy's post. Chandler looks like an...

    Jim, I second Roy's post. Chandler looks like an interesting mountain, one of the last decent ones before the land flattens north of Baxter. On the topos it looks like it has a nice open summit,...
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    Paradox, thanks for the trip report and for...

    Paradox, thanks for the trip report and for getting the register pages from Middle Osceola dried out and returned. When I was up there at the end of July, all those pages were a soggy mess back then...
  11. Jim, thanks for the trip report. I have fond...

    Jim, thanks for the trip report. I have fond memories of traveling The County around this time of year, having Quaggy Joe to myself, and being able to score large bags of potatoes from roadside...
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    Dennis, when I originally read this post, I...

    Dennis, when I originally read this post, I thought you were talking about one of the 3120' bumps just west of Tumbledown. Do you actually mean the bump just east of Leroy? I ask too because over...
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    Christopher Keane is an outdoor guide from...

    Christopher Keane is an outdoor guide from Greenville who wrote the book "Northern Woods Walks." It acts as kind of MMG for the greater Moosehead/Upper Kennebec Valley region. This book might not...
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    Number Five Mountain

    In Christopher Keane's book Northern Woods Walks, he gives a route description for reaching the fire tower on Number Five Mountain (which is southwest of Jackman). Here are my suggestions for...
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    Williams Mountain (Moosehead Lake Region)

    Over the weekend, Marc and I visited the fire tower on Williams Mountain in Maine, which is about halfway between Jackman and Rockwood. Using Christopher Keane's Northern Woods Walks as a guide, I...
  16. Thread: Non-MMG Peaks

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    For the map that came with copy of the MMG I...

    For the map that came with copy of the MMG I have, it shows all the trails that go up to summits (at least all the official ones), but there's some other nature walk type trails that aren't depicted...
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    An observation/old firetower that's not listed on...

    An observation/old firetower that's not listed on the Fire Lookout website stands in Sessions WMA on Route 69 in Burlington, CT. The tower is marked on the big map in the parking lot, and is about a...
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    Last autumn I hiked pretty much everything in the...

    Last autumn I hiked pretty much everything in the East of the Penobscot section of the MMG (and since then I've unfortunately been kept too busy to post a proper trip report, but hope to in the...
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    Southern New England Fire Towers

    Bit of (possibly) news for those visiting fire towers in southern New England: despite what the Fire Lookouts webpage says, the tower on High School Hill in Tiverton, RI has been removed (to make...
  20. Thread: Non-MMG Peaks

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    Another resource is Maine's state park website,...

    Another resource is Maine's state park website, since not all the parks with worthwhile hiking opportunities are listed in the MMG. The Guide doesn't even list all the trails in Baxter State Park,...
  21. Thread: Non-MMG Peaks

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    Non-MMG Peaks

    This post from Roy brings up a good question, namely what mountains in Maine aren't in the Maine Mountain Guide, but should be? Certainly there are mountains out there that are hikable, but due to...
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    Owls Head Trail (Mount Aeolus)

    Over the weekend, I hiked Mount Aeolus (in Doret, Vermont) from the west, via the Owls Head Trail, and found en route that the trail description in the DHG was not as descriptive as it could have...
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    Wadleigh Mountain (Moosehead Lake Region)

    Over the weekend I got to visit Wadleigh Mountain, which is about halfway between Moosehead Lake and Baxter State Park. I pulled the directions off of the hiking page on the Moosehead.net website,...
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    Little Kineo (Moosehead Lake Region)

    Anyone who owns Christopher Keene's indispensable "North Woods Walks" is aware of Little Kineo Mountain. For those who don't own this book, Little Kineo is a fun, scenic little hike in the...
  25. Thread: Deasey Mountain

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    Deasey Mountain

    As Roy wrote in a thread a while ago, the firetower/ground house on Deasey Mountain (just east of Baxter State Park) has been renovated, and some work has been done on the access trail. There are...
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