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    Local Guide Pens Natl Geo Article

    July issue includes an article by Mark Synnott describing search for Sandy Irvine remains high on Everest North Ridge.

    Expedition failed to find anything but nice coverage and photos of the...
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    I remember well Berlin of the 70s. There were so...

    I remember well Berlin of the 70s. There were so many cars with ruined paint parked on the streets near the mill.

    We frequently camped up high in the Northern Presis bagging peaks and we knew...
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    I think even the well at Pinkham is in a sulfur...

    I think even the well at Pinkham is in a sulfur pocket, or was.
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    Welcome Greg, The route described above makes...

    Welcome Greg,

    The route described above makes sense in the summer of COVID. And, if you use the Tuckerman Crossover you can bag Monroe also on day 2. That would give you all but 2 summits and...
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    Interesting. Sounds as if the hikers were...

    Interesting. Sounds as if the hikers were content to spend the wet night and find their way in the morning, but a family member called in the rescue for them.

    Once again an "if we are over-due"...
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    Blocking low in Gulf o Maine is just CCW spinning...

    Blocking low in Gulf o Maine is just CCW spinning rain into NE .

    Im a big fan of Matt Noyes forecasts on NECN. Hes the early morning guy and covers northern New England as well as Boston metro....
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    Here's some good news for those of us who...

    Here's some good news for those of us who recreate outdoors.

    A few recent studies are showing that chances of infection are low if you are outdoors and wear a mask. Indoor venues are much less...
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    Well, I guess it's a judgement call made from...

    Well, I guess it's a judgement call made from different points of view.

    The server wants to protect herself from the legions of customers she attends to every hour. She wears gloves to do so....
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    Yup. Many an extremely fit marathoner has been...

    Yup. Many an extremely fit marathoner has been taken down by heat when they ignored their body's signals. A hot day for Boston leaves (young) bodies all over the course.

    It's not nice to ignore...
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    I hope ther's is no statue of limitations...

    I hope ther's is no statue of limitations imposed. I did my some of my first Winter 4ks in 1970! And I STILL have 19 to go. I should live so long...
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    I wonder: New owner new initiatives? A lot of...

    I wonder: New owner new initiatives? A lot of Cat facilities are long overdue for modernization.
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    Yet most rescues result from mental disorders:...

    Yet most rescues result from mental disorders: manic over confidence, delusional weather thinking, 10-essentials denial, phobias of the dark, etc. etc.
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    Loons on the Lake

    I swung by Chocorua Lake the other day for a dip, which was wonderful as always. Then I heard it: The unmistakable call of a Loon, in mid-afternoon! Wow.

    A bit of searching and I spotted the...
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    Construction on the Cat?

    Saw a BIG excavator atop Wildcat in the Obs Wildcat camera.

    Anyone know what the building project is?

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    Wow, this is a tough crowd. If I code (instead...

    Wow, this is a tough crowd.

    If I code (instead of my usual bonk) on a hike at some point in the future be nice, OK?

    I wonder how Guy Waterman's end would be construed today? Pay for the carry...
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    A friend who is a guide told me some details on...

    A friend who is a guide told me some details on this little epic.

    Call came in around 11 PM and MRS was contacted by F&G. MSR initially was not happy to respond, given the lack of injuries and...
  17. Agreed. The White Cross and White Dot trails do...

    Agreed. The White Cross and White Dot trails do generate their share of drama to be sure. And knowing it is not necessarily a free ride down can change a person's outlook.

    At least we don't have...
  18. I like the part where F&G try TWICE to talk this...

    I like the part where F&G try TWICE to talk this guy out of a rescue. "Come on buddy, you can do it! You got 50% battery life in that iPhone."

    Well if he's really from tony Westport CT he'll have...
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    Came through N Conway today (6/16) and traffic...

    Came through N Conway today (6/16) and traffic was heavy with plates from all over New England.

    Lots of open businesses, including most motels with "Vacancy" signs ablaze!

    Looked to be slowly...
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    True. And who climbs Whitehorse with a cell...

    True. And who climbs Whitehorse with a cell phone for cry'n out loud?

    You can just yell at the hotel for help. Oh, maybe its not open yet.
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    Interesting that MSR went 800(?) feet up rather...

    Interesting that MSR went 800(?) feet up rather than down from the top. I wonder what route.

    These guys do not appear to be highly-skilled hard-core dirt bags.
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    I think this is a milestone weekend for many...

    I think this is a milestone weekend for many hospitality business in NH and VT with all who are able opening for business.
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    I.m pretty sure Mr. Pizza was open when I came...

    I.m pretty sure Mr. Pizza was open when I came through yesterday. Several cars in the parking lot anyway.
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    The North Country is alive. Rode through Gorham...

    The North Country is alive. Rode through Gorham today and ATVs, bikers, campers and tourons are everywhere. Let the fun begin!!

    Appalachia lot about 2/3 full at 2 PM.
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    I am guessing the AMC considers the OBP the main...

    I am guessing the AMC considers the OBP the main route to the hut. But they ought to give Falling Waters some love also since people who use it to run the ridge end up at the hut.
    My $0.02.
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