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    so my cotton hoodie will be good for tomorrows...

    so my cotton hoodie will be good for tomorrows hike :)
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    Doing the loop counterclockwise- typically the...

    Doing the loop counterclockwise- typically the recommended way- coming down No Traveler encounters some open granite slabs, never did the red rock in rain,not "smooth" more of a corrugated surface. ...
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    no swimming allowed at Chimney, some swim in the...

    no swimming allowed at Chimney, some swim in the basin ponds on CP Trail. I also rec the Lake, a special spot, great swimming. Pretty good swimming hole on roaring brook if you follow the stream...
  4. Just spent 3 nights at So Branch & 2 nights at...

    Just spent 3 nights at So Branch & 2 nights at Roaring Brook. Conditions at So Branch were the same as usual, presence of rangers, bear warnings, TP in the outhouses, good supply of soft & hardwood....
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    Not sure of rule, but I have seen many people put...

    Not sure of rule, but I have seen many people put a small ten inside a leanto. They will not allow on the site. BTW So Branch Mtn & Black Cat across the lake from Traveler loop is another good 1/2...
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    South Branch has 7 lean tos on the water. If you...

    South Branch has 7 lean tos on the water. If you snag a tent site there are open spots on the "beach" - a wonderful rocky waters edge- that all campers can access, some day use picnic tables, a small...
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    I usually cheat and use a carbiner on my food...

    I usually cheat and use a carbiner on my food bag makes it easier to get it on/off the hook.
  8. That is too bad. I will be making my annual...

    That is too bad. I will be making my annual sojourn the week of the 14th. Started in the 80s, in those days park was staffed with full time Rangers, many you saw year after year. About 15 years ago,...
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    Katahdin Stream to Russell with multi day packs...

    Katahdin Stream to Russell with multi day packs seems awfully long haul over tough terrain IMHO, I have done these trails separately never in one trip, maybe others have better experience, but I...
  10. Thread: Parking lots

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    thanks,:mad: hope things change

    thanks,:mad: hope things change
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    Parking lots

    Anyone know if WMNF trailhead lots are being plowed during the shutdown? Thinking of Chocorua on Sat from the kanc, thanks for any info
  12. Thread: Davis Path

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    Old news, but I did it two weeks ago, used...

    Old news, but I did it two weeks ago, used snowshoes to help pack the trail. Assume the conditions are about the same, everything in good shape, packed snow. Someone had taken a few detours around...
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    I believe Jimmy Chin was also associated with...

    I believe Jimmy Chin was also associated with Meru another great movie. Thanks for the heads up, I will be on the lookout!
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    Interesting topic. If you had told me in my 20s I...

    Interesting topic. If you had told me in my 20s I would still be hiking into the 60s I would have been happy. Now I hope to push into retirement with a goal of 70 or beyond. I have left a few trails...
  15. great news, walked the road from 302 in July, did...

    great news, walked the road from 302 in July, did not understand why it was closed to Edmunds- road is rough as it has been for years, but usable, at least to the trailhead. Also great that Sawyer...
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    It is 2.1 mile from 302 side, 1.2 from base road....

    It is 2.1 mile from 302 side, 1.2 from base road. I went from 302 side and came back down over Pierce, not a bad day. The road seemed the same to me, others have reported a sinkhole, I did not notice...
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    Thanks all!

    Thanks all!
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    Mt Clinton Rd from Base road

    Is it possible to park near Mt. Clinton road off the base road? looking to do Ike, seems this side is closer to Edmunds trailhead, thanks, Mike
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    To add related issue, with 302 construction...

    To add related issue, with 302 construction through the Notch, parking area full of construction material, Sawyer road closed, Mt. Clinton Road closed, parking was at a premium yesterday. Arrived at...
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    Hope someone kept the sign it was classic

    Hope someone kept the sign it was classic
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    Sawyer River Road

    Anyone have any information on Sawyer River Road, will it open this year? Any year? thanks for any info
  22. interesting article this past week in the Boston...

    interesting article this past week in the Boston Globe on life in Millinocket, attempts to develop some remote tech industry.
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    last three times we were out there Rangers asked...

    last three times we were out there Rangers asked to see our spray when we picked up our permit and bear canister, we gave ours away at the end of the trip to folks clearly heading out- heading to the...
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    that is a great GREAT route in GTNP, quite...

    that is a great GREAT route in GTNP, quite Jealous, enjoy!
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    quick add on, not sure if you are trying to see...

    quick add on, not sure if you are trying to see Old Faithful- very crowded- but there is a trail 1/2 mile to a mile long that gets you up above the crowds with views of the thermal area and a great...
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