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    Buckyball - A group of us (Damon Ritter, Carl...

    Buckyball -

    A group of us (Damon Ritter, Carl Cressey and I) spent an inordinate amount of time recently searching the summit of Jo-Mary for a jar to no avail. We did ultimately place one on a...
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    I haven't been in there for a few years... My...

    I haven't been in there for a few years...
    My understanding is that the State of Maine has acquired that land and has, or will be, restricting vehicular access from the south. The roads here were...
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    You lucky dog!! I hope the weather cooperates...

    You lucky dog!!

    I hope the weather cooperates for you - as you probably suspect this is an amazing climb in a stunning setting. But to your questions, generally the trail from Abol Bridge and the...
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    Buckyball1 - "3kers (a feat beyond my...

    Buckyball1 -

    "3kers (a feat beyond my aspirations)" ???

    You seem to love obscure peaks! When you finish the prominence list you're pursuing, consider the 3000 fters.... All the same planning...
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    A few years ago I whacked west from the...

    A few years ago I whacked west from the height-of-land on the East Pond Tr and didn't find the going too bad. There was some cliffy scrambling on the East Bump and some blowdown over to the East Pk...
  6. The road to The Emily Proctor Tr is plowed as...

    The road to The Emily Proctor Tr is plowed as well as a parking area for a few cars.
    Please be aware that the Breadloaf area is designated "wilderness" which translates into virtually no blazes and...
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    John Person's Footsteps

    Whacker lore includes tales of John Person, who a decade or so ago, reputedly climbed the 200 Highest in NH, ME and VT. Onestep and I never climbed with John, but we have hiked with others who did....
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    To answer Big Moose: -3000 footers are what one...

    To answer Big Moose:
    -3000 footers are what one does AFTER 4000 footers but BEFORE the 2000 footers.
    -They are NOT mountains, but rather are bumps, peaks and prominences
    -The trails go UP and...
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    Another great day in the mountains... The snow...

    Another great day in the mountains... The snow depths continue to amaze! I don't know what happened to the firm crust we had last weekend on N Randolph and Crescent - perhaps it's down there...
  10. Sounds like fun! ...do we have time for Monroe,...

    Sounds like fun! ...do we have time for Monroe, too? It's right there if we descend via Ammonoosuc.

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    Rejean - it's not clear to me from your post how...

    Rejean - it's not clear to me from your post how far in you followed the CVR, but if you ended up on So Crocker, you may not have gone far enough.

    This route is snowmobiled to the summit, but...
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    Caribou Pond Rd... plowed

    Sorry, it's only plowed 20 yds. ...

    Q-wave Quinlan (serious as a heart attack) and I headed up to Redington yesterday, 1/19. Unbelievably, this route was snowmobiled to the summit! Take a right...
  13. A very Cool weekend Bushwhacking in Vermont 8/18-19

    One of the truly enjoyable aspects of hiking is the early morning driving through beautiful terrain with light traffic. Onestep and I certainly appreciated the beginning of our weekend as we guided...
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    Your trip report brought back memories for me,...

    Your trip report brought back memories for me, too - embarrassing ones!

    As a rookie whacker, I started on the logging road that heads north from Kanc Pass intending to veer over to E Huntington...
  15. Thread: Hiker Rescue

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    Neil!! I've GOT to hike with you sometime!!...

    Neil!!

    I've GOT to hike with you sometime!! What a wicked imagination and sense of humor!!!! LOVE your posts!
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    Another great day in the mountains!!! Love the...

    Another great day in the mountains!!! Love the Swath!!!

    We were surprised at how many people were in this seemingly remote area of northern NH. There must have been one hundred cars on Rt 3 as we...
  17. Thanks for writing a great trip report,...

    Thanks for writing a great trip report, Gamehiker! ... I couldn't summon the energy after my 2:30 AM wake-up call to begin the weekend.

    What's in the Beaudry, my friend? ...nothing but mountains,...
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    Your TR brings back fond memories of my first...

    Your TR brings back fond memories of my first trips to those peaks.... be careful, though, as the Surgeon General has warned: "Bushwhacking is Habit Forming!" I would add that Mainers seem to be...
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    On Monday 6/19, I thought the Alpine Garden was...

    On Monday 6/19, I thought the Alpine Garden was slightly past its peak....
    most of the diapensia flowers had dropped but there were still a few prime patches. The avens were just blooming -...
  20. Spencer Bale(3301'), Unnamed[Caribou Flow/Rain-3122'] and Kibby(3654'): 6/16/07

    PigPen and Neighbor Dave, hoping to be considered for honorary Maniac status, joined Onestep and I for another day in THE Beaudry.

    Spencer Bale has always seemed mysterious - it's quite a bit off...
  21. dms and Dennis C.! ... that's an intriguing bit...

    dms and Dennis C.! ... that's an intriguing bit of whacking history! It must have been maddening to try to find "West Tumbledown"... I wish we'd known about the jar dms hung on one of the bumps; we...
  22. Leroy (3030') and Tumbledown (3588') 6/10/07

    Yet again Onestep and I ventured into the Beaudry as he comes very close to climbing all of the Maine 3000 fters.... Had 3 weeks been long enough for the muddy Haynestown Road to dry enough to...
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    I really enjoyed this mountain as a member of Doc...

    I really enjoyed this mountain as a member of Doc Ross' group last Winter! We completely circumnavigated the summit before Doc spotted the jar. It's fun hunting for the darn things, although it...
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    Coburn Gore in the Sunshine 6/3/07

    Leaving South Casco in a heavy mist, I was pleased that by my meeting point with Onestep (KMart in Auburn) the rain had stopped. The further north we drove the brighter the skies became. As we turned...
  25. S Whaleback(3060') and Big Coolidge(3294')

    Onestep and I started out for this "easy" day but became ensnared by controversy and blowdown.

    The old Osseo trail, starting above the condos across from Loon Mt, is no sweat to find and still...
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