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  1. Thread: Pemi loop advice

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    I assume that you mean Lincoln Woods for parking....

    I assume that you mean Lincoln Woods for parking.

    As far as reliable water goes I would say Liberty Spring ( you’ll have to drop a few hundred feet of elevation), Garfield Ridge campsite, Galehead...
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    Skiing this weekend in the Pemi

    Iíd like to try out a new set of cross country boards on the trails out of Lincoln Woods this weekend. With the recent crazy weather I have no idea what conditions to expect. Any beta would be...
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    Glastonbury Mt via Somerset Airfield beta ?

    Iím looking for any info about the network of forest roads and sled trails linking the Somerset airfield area to Glastonbury peak. Iíve perused every sort of topo map and other imagery ( and Iíve...
  4. Thread: Tom Jenks

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    As I recall the leather apron was presented to...

    As I recall the leather apron was presented to the person that travelled the furthest to attend each gathering. The leather apron itself was inspired by the staff at the White Wolf.
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    Backpack repair ?

    I have a couple of backpacks in need of repair. Shoulder straps becoming unstitched from the pack (probably from carrying too much crap) and that type of thing. Does anyone in southern New England...
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    Direttissima in Backpacker magazine

    The most recent issue of Backpacker has an article about the White Mountain Direttissima. In the article there is no credit given to Mats Roing , who basically invented the Direttissima in its modern...
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    Donn Fendler passed away.

    Donn Fendler, the subject of the classic " Lost on a Mountain in Maine " passed away yesterday. He was 90.
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    A woodchuck cleaned out my garden one year. He...

    A woodchuck cleaned out my garden one year. He then met " my little friend". No problems since.
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    GoPro (ish) question

    If you go on an extended trip (like the AT) and document it with something like a GoPro is there a compact device that you can carry to periodically download the camera to, or are you damned to carry...
  10. Ski conditions on Wilderness trail / Pemi East trail ?

    . I'm looking for something to do this weekend. Are the Pemi trails still in decent shape for skiing ?
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    On the Bondcliff trail, soon after you climb a...

    On the Bondcliff trail, soon after you climb a rock stairway, you'll make you're last water crossing ( probably dry right now) right before the switchbacks. Right after that crossing there are...
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    If you want to attempt Mats' record you also have...

    If you want to attempt Mats' record you also have to lick the sharp edge of an open sardine can. Go hardcore or go home.
  13. . I don't think that anyone knows the issues...

    . I don't think that anyone knows the issues involving hikers and tourists on Mt Washington better than Mike Pelchat. If he thinks that expanding services on the summit is a good idea I would...
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    I was in the Dry River area after Irene. Between...

    I was in the Dry River area after Irene. Between Dry River Falls and Dry River #3 shelter there were large areas of trail completely gone. There were several places where the hillside had slid to the...
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    Prior to the 09 attempt Mats did a successful...

    Prior to the 09 attempt Mats did a successful solo Direttisima from Moosilauke to Cabot. I believe he got the idea (and the name Direttisima) from a guy who did it as a series of dayhikes and wrote...
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    Primaloft jacket recommendations ?

    I'm thinking about asking Santa for a good packable primaloft jacket but I know nothing about them. Any ideas?
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    There's a dump in the woods from the old Crawford...

    There's a dump in the woods from the old Crawford house that's all broken glass,rusty cans, and plastic (yup...that recent)maple syrup bottles. I wonder when they started drinking their dishwasher.
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    Several years ago I was off-trail in the woods...

    Several years ago I was off-trail in the woods heading into the Hitchcocks (off the Pemi East trail). I found a bunch of flagging in a dead-straight line that didn't appear to lead anywhere in...
  19. Thread: Who Bushwacks

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    Poll: I carry a gps but use it mostly for the...

    I carry a gps but use it mostly for the altimeter. I usually use a compass. The only "instinctual" (is that even a word?) bushwhacker I ever hiked with is Neighbor Dave. No GPS / rarely compass and...
  20. Hey Roy, I have no answer to your question...

    Hey Roy,
    I have no answer to your question but I'm very curious about your project. Keep us appraised of your progress (as required per article 3 in the Bushwhacker's Code).
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    Allagash question

    I'd like to take a shot at an Allagash trip ( maybe next month if I can pull it off). My only big problem is how do I get to the point where me and my kayak are at Chamberlain Lake and my truck is at...
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    I had an encounter with a brown recluse in North...

    I had an encounter with a brown recluse in North Carolina 20 plus years ago and still have a divot in my arm to show for it. Those things will ruin your whole day.
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    I always thought that the Ice-out was the award...

    I always thought that the Ice-out was the award winning Margarita at the Rockburn Pub.
  24. I can't see the contractor that operates the WMNF...

    I can't see the contractor that operates the WMNF campgrounds (Pro-Sports,Inc.) turning his back on that revenue right at the start of the busy season. My guess is that the campgrounds will somehow...
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    I backpacked up in there last summer and there...

    I backpacked up in there last summer and there were designated campsites on the Dry River Trail about a mile and a half north of Dry River #3 shelter. The night I was there a backcountry ranger...
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