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  1. Rumford Whitecap - Good Hike not so good Blueberries

    I did my annual trip to Rumford Whitecap. The new red trail relocations are wearing in well. The views were great as usual for a one hour hike up. It hasn't been a great year for blueberries. I ran...
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    You are correct, no problem getting locked in.

    You are correct, no problem getting locked in.
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    Mt Washington St Bernard Rescue

    The recent St Bernard rescue in Great Britain must have started something
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    My guess on Success Pond road is since Bayroot...

    My guess on Success Pond road is since Bayroot (Yale) bought a couple of large parcels from Dillon recently along the road that they may actually be fixing the road properly. Dillon had been just...
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    Ideally its a car spot using 19 mile Brook up and...

    Ideally its a car spot using 19 mile Brook up and then down the ski trail. The hike up to C notch is as well graded as you can get, so much of the elevation gain has been eaten up by the time you get...
  6. Yikes, I suspect that they limit the reports of...

    Yikes, I suspect that they limit the reports of ATV rescues to only the notable ones as other media indicates far more ATV rescues than the ones reported on the website
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    Sadly there are wood ticks along the Androscoggin...

    Sadly there are wood ticks along the Androscoggin River corridor in Berlin Gorham and Milan and slowly spreading out from there. I know someone who lives at the begninning of York Pond road and has...
  8. The Conway area has been in for quite a bit of...

    The Conway area has been in for quite a bit of press for various "awards" for best daytrip destination and best 4 season town in various on line articles. The local restaurants have long lines as...
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    Its been on my list of an "odd ball hike" for a...

    Its been on my list of an "odd ball hike" for a few years, just have not gotten around to it.

    If they want the pipe gone I have a use for it ;)
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    Be aware the southern Unknown Pond trail was...

    Be aware the southern Unknown Pond trail was logged last winter. I havent been there to see the impact yet. York Pond road is gated between 4PM and 7 AM (I may be wrong on the hours but close) while...
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    If you look at the USGS map there is possibly a...

    If you look at the USGS map there is possibly a dammed up pond and structure along the old railroad grade after it crosses the Mt Clinton Road. This is incidentally a numbered USFS road. I would...
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    No doubt the drone pilot will post a video...

    No doubt the drone pilot will post a video complaining about the annoying crowds taken from their annoying drone ;)

    I was hoping it would swing over Great Gulf and have a malfunction.
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    Yup, I was part of the large some what spread out...

    Yup, I was part of the large some what spread out crowd along with that annoying drone near the summit. I got up in the morning and picked Jefferson at the last minute and then in the parking lot...
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    I doubt they got around to removing all the rocks...

    I doubt they got around to removing all the rocks sticking up through the pavement ;). I wish they would just tear the tar out and grade it.

    I am still trying to find out the history of the cast...
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    I thought at one point the 4K committee either...

    I thought at one point the 4K committee either stopped awarding certificates or was considering stopping recognizing canine finishers due to the potential for injuries?. I think it coincided or was...
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    I am not great judge of dogs size but its rump...

    I am not great judge of dogs size but its rump was sitting on a ridgerest attached low on the back of the internal frame pack with the end of the dogs snout just behind the owners head. Sort of the...
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    It was closed on the north end for two years due...

    It was closed on the north end for two years due to bridge washouts last year and I think the prior year. The only access to Edmands path was from 302.

    (I edited the title from West to North)
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    Mt Clinton Road North end reopened?

    Hi, someone in the group I was hiking with mentioned casually that the Mt Clinton road was reopened?. I am quite surprised the state decided to rebuild the bridges on the north end. Nice to know my...
  19. In Defense of the Cornice Trail on Mt Jefferson

    Over the years I have seen and heard many less than complimentary references to the northern segments of the Cornice trail on Mt Jefferson. Despite it being in my relative "backyard" I had not done...
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    Dog Packing on Mt Adams

    I was up on Adams today and a couple of folks came up to the summit with backpacks and a live dog on the back of one of the backpacks.They had a folded up ridgerest attached to the bottom of the pack...
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    Worst case it someone gets to do an unplanned...

    Worst case it someone gets to do an unplanned overnight. During the summer and early fall an uplanned overnight is not particularly dangerous. The biggest issue is keeping loved ones from calling S&R...
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    The gauge readings are still very useful despite...

    The gauge readings are still very useful despite the difference in location. I cant comment on the Dry River as its been years since I have been out there. Most river crossings in the whites are...
  23. Good to know, my guess is the stacks of creosoted...

    Good to know, my guess is the stacks of creosoted timbers have become historical relics ;)
  24. My guess is the East Branch country acts like big...

    My guess is the East Branch country acts like big sponge while the north branch tends to be harder ground. I have not been been off trail in the East Branch area but Shoal Pond trail to the west and...
  25. Hiker gets caught under an ice bridge in Tucks

    Given the current temps, its a bit odd hearing about someone getting caught under an ice fall

    https://www.mynbc5.com/article/hiker-gets-caught-under-a-snow-collapse-in-new-hampshire/33358977
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