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    The Wilderness Map Company publishes a nice map...

    The Wilderness Map Company publishes a nice map of the Rangeley region, including the 4000 footers. It does not include the 100 Highest "six-pack" just to the North. I haven't been up there in a few...
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    More evidence of strong winds on Sugarloaf:...

    More evidence of strong winds on Sugarloaf:
    https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Wind-takes-down-Franklin-County-radio-tower-506354811.html
  3. Today's Boston Globe article fills in some to the...

    Today's Boston Globe article fills in some to the details:
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/02/21/boston-children-hospital-researcher-killed-fall-washington/oljSyc0OZmEfvpiaCEVB2K/story.html...
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    Here is the previous thread on this topic...

    Here is the previous thread on this topic. I've been very happy using CalTopo since it shut down.
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    I'm familiar with Caltopo and have used it a bit...

    I'm familiar with Caltopo and have used it a bit in the past to compare old maps and satellites, but I didn't realize that it's possible to build a track that follows trails. I just figured it out...
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    WMG Online Shutting Down. Alternatives?

    I just received the following in my inbox:



    I'm going to miss the ability to select trails to build custom routes and export those tracks to Google Earth, GPS, etc. Are there other apps or...
  7. I encountered a coyote last fall at the Mount...

    I encountered a coyote last fall at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. When it crossed my path, I was initially annoyed that someone let their dog off leash and it slipped silently into the...
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    Earbuds are definitely a HYOH situation. I used...

    Earbuds are definitely a HYOH situation. I used to listen to audiobooks or music on my all-day solo hikes and found the connection between content and place really interesting. I can revisit a book...
  9. The town has a very nice property ownership map...

    The town has a very nice property ownership map online: https://www.axisgis.com/BethlehemNH/

    It looks like most of the summit area is owned by 576 Mt. Cleveland Rd., but there is a little box...
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    I read somewhere (probably Facebook, but I can't...

    I read somewhere (probably Facebook, but I can't find the thread right now) that the bathrooms at Beaver Brook were closed due to repeated vandalism. I haven't seen an official notice, though.
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    From the horse's mouth: Link...

    From the horse's mouth:



    Link
  12. It's really worth scrolling down and clicking on...

    It's really worth scrolling down and clicking on the link for the "Hourly Weather Forecast" chart on the weather.gov page for a particular location. Here's Moosilauke for example. I've found this to...
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    BDN: "‘Bone-chilling’ weather unlikely to kill...

    BDN: "‘Bone-chilling’ weather unlikely to kill off ticks before spring, researchers say"
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    I carry extra batteries for my primary headlamp...

    I carry extra batteries for my primary headlamp plus a Petzl e-lite as backup.
  15. It's definitely a personal preference thing. I've...

    It's definitely a personal preference thing. I've found well-fitting, lightweight footwear and no longer need to pre-treat my feet. In the past, I preferred Leukotape because 1) it stays in place...
  16. Have you tried Leukotape...

    Have you tried Leukotape? Just cover the parts of your feet that tend to get hotspots or blisters and you won't have any problems.
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    Update from the AMC (Link...

    Update from the AMC (Link)
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    It is possible to get to the Whites, Greens or...

    It is possible to get to the Whites, Greens or Adirondacks by bus from Boston, but it's not necessarily cheaper than renting. It will definitely take more planning and time in transit.

    Bus Service...
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    There are trip reports for this route on...

    There are trip reports for this route on NewEnglandTrailConditions.com from 6/17/17 and 5/28/17. I think it's a great route, but it's definitely a longer drive for most of us.
  20. I stayed in the Spaulding Mountain Lean-to in...

    I stayed in the Spaulding Mountain Lean-to in August of last year. It was in good shape with plenty of room for tenting nearby and no obvious evidence of bear activity. The stream is reliable, clear...
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    If someone wants to get herd paths going to the...

    If someone wants to get herd paths going to the less popular peaks on this list, all they need to do is create the patch.
  22. It seems like he was going for a record time on...

    It seems like he was going for a record time on the round trip from basecamp to summit and back. However, he got sick and wasn't able to finish. He's probably now claiming something like "the fastest...
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    DayTrip meant to write 4000m peaks of the Alps,...

    DayTrip meant to write 4000m peaks of the Alps, of which there are 82.

    I saw Steck talk twice in the Boston area in the last few years. He was funny and very humble, even though he was pushing...
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    Under the Insect Shield FAQ it says "Insect...

    Under the Insect Shield FAQ it says "Insect Shield apparel and gear products combine the Insect Shield process with a proprietary formulation of the insect repellent permethrin resulting in effective...
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    For the past few years, I've used this service to...

    For the past few years, I've used this service to treat my outdoor clothes rather than applying Permethrin myself:
    https://www.insectshield.com/ISYOC.aspx

    It's much easier, lasts much longer and...
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