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    Interesting citation. But be aware that this...

    Interesting citation. But be aware that this case involved protracted legal wrangling over the course of several years, and $150k in litigation fees paid by the plaintiff.

    Sadly the Town of Rye...
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    The last few time I've been Rt 16 it has been a...

    The last few time I've been Rt 16 it has been a real clusterF#*k. The contractors do no have police support for traffic control and seem to be doing pretty much what the want WRT stopping traffic...
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    Crag Camp Ancient History Question

    Here’s a guestion for you “seasoned” hikers and RMC elders:

    Did Crag Camp in 1970-72 have a wood stove available for winter use?

    I know Grey Knob did but a pal says Crag did also. True ?
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    Has the Tsunami Finally Crested?

    I drove past several trail heads on Thursday and noted they were NOT overflowing.

    It was a warm and blue bird day but most were less than half full, including Evans Notch, Appalachia, Champney...
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    Lancaster NH Traffic Cam this morning... 6501...

    Lancaster NH Traffic Cam this morning...

    6501

    NECN Wx is predicting 6" on the peaks and 3" in the valleys for today (Oct 17).
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    No bait intended. I don't recall any great...

    No bait intended. I don't recall any great brouhaha here over him. But, hey, it is social media so you're probably correct.

    I think one of his crimes was that he also documented and photographed...
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    What ever happened to The Trail Bandit: The guy...

    What ever happened to The Trail Bandit: The guy who created maps of old trails located on private property? He was active in the Ossipees and also U.S Virgin Islands.

    His deal was that private...
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    Why is F&G Involved in This?

    Can someone explain why State Fish and Game would be involved in a kart accident on private property in Derry NH?

    It's not like they don't have other stuff to do!
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    A couple of very telling quotes in this story......

    A couple of very telling quotes in this story...

    Their mindset is not ours, preserving the natural beauty for the next generation. They are here and gone in days, not decades,” lamented Holmes.
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    While the peak is a well defined goal, the...

    While the peak is a well defined goal, the Tablelands are a high and wild plateau where poor visibility can really screw you up. If you lose landmarks up there in fog or rain, you can do a lot of...
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    Interesting that park staff are unclear about the...

    Interesting that park staff are unclear about the trail and campground the victim used to approach the summit.
  12. That might be a 9 AM start from Roaring Brook. ...

    That might be a 9 AM start from Roaring Brook. Article does not say explicitly they stayed at Chimney.

    If that's the case, looong day for a 75 year old no matter how fit! (Spoken from experience.)
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    Some Baxter Stats for the Covid Summer

    An article about the second death in Baxter in two days contained interesting stats about Park usage.

    The Chief Boss Ranger had this to say:

    Traffic has remained steady at the park during the...
  14. The Shoulder Seasons take their toll.

    The Shoulder Seasons take their toll.
  15. A bit more detail here from the Portland paper....

    A bit more detail here from the Portland paper.

    Apparently they traversed the Knife Edge and lost the trail near South Peak.

    Both were OK at a 12:30 AM call with a ranger who told them to...
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    Here's a question for season pass holders: Is...

    Here's a question for season pass holders:

    Is it possible to have a seasons pass and not be able to ski on a given day due to the area being at its max quota?

    If so I would think that puts a...
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    I sincerely hope so! But... Mid-week hiking...

    I sincerely hope so! But...

    Mid-week hiking traffic has increased significantly in the Covid era. I thinks it's a combination of furloughed folks, fully unemployed folks, work-at-home folks...
  18. Bradley, Since you are in Amesbury you might...

    Bradley,

    Since you are in Amesbury you might want to check out the NH chapter of the AMC for their upcoming activities.

    A quick search reveals there are a few backpacking trips listed. Also,...
  19. I don’t think Cannon is any more dangerous now...

    I don’t think Cannon is any more dangerous now than it was 40 years ago when I climbed there a lot. In geologic time that’s the blink of an eye.

    It was dangerous then and is dangerous now as it...
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    Maybe his ashes should be scattered on the one...

    Maybe his ashes should be scattered on the one remaining peak he had not done.
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    Sanbu, Lots of good comments here for you. ...

    Sanbu,

    Lots of good comments here for you. Nice! I have one regarding the "Rating" item.

    Lately my wife and I have been doing hikes that are rated as "Moderate" in the WMG. But we are...
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    Good article. Thanks for posting. It's says: ...

    Good article. Thanks for posting. It's says:

    ... only one of the 13 climbers (a professional) returned with a normal brain scan.

    I assume the subjects used supplemental OX like most Everest...
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    Yes, he was an amazing human being. The obit I...

    Yes, he was an amazing human being. The obit I read mentioned that some of his health issued latter in life might be due to brain damage from lack of OX on Everest and all the other 8000 meter peaks...
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    Deadly Week in NH

    Three fatal falls this week starting on Cannon Mtn and continuing at Rumney and Arethusa Falls.

    The guy at Rumney had his harness --made of old belts and kayak straps-- fail while being lowered. ...
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    And all the way down... Every so often someone...

    And all the way down... Every so often someone raises the issue of where the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is really located: Maine or NH. Supposedly some very old maps show the state boundary line east...
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