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    Baxter State Park (Maine) March 8-14, 2017

    Pierre Lefebvre (Oncoman) and I will be making a trip into Baxter State Park March 8 thru March 14. We are staying at the Doubletop cabin on Kidney Pond. On the agenda are North Brother, Fort,...
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    Congratulations Fred! That is quite an...

    Congratulations Fred! That is quite an accomplishment and a testament to your strength and perseverance! Nicely done. What next...Trailwright's grid?
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    Mt Potash via Mt Potash Trail 11-29-14

    Date of Hike: 11-29-14

    Trail Conditions: Broken out. Unpacked powder. Snow depth about eight inches from trail head to summit

    Special Equipment Required: Snowshoes

    Comments: Downes Brook...
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    East Stairs et al via Davis Path 2/8/14

    Date of Hike: Saturday, February 8

    Trail Conditions: Trail was bare booted part way to Crawford spur trail, unbroken thereafter.

    Special Equipment Required: Snowshoes and poles.

    Comments:...
  5. East & West Royce via Laughing Lion & Royce Trails 1/25/14

    Date of Hike: 1/25/14

    Trail Conditions: about 12" of consolidated snow; 2" of powder on top of unsupportive crust. A few blowdowns that were easy to deal with. Stream crossing not a problem.
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    Carr Mountain via Carr Mountain Trail 1-5-14

    Date of Hike: 1-5-14

    Trail Conditions: Trail broken out down low by a couple of skiers. Not broken further up. Sucker Brook crossing frozen, not a problem.

    Special Equipment Required: Snowshoes...
  7. Kineo & East Kineo via Kineo Trail & Bushwhack 1-4-14

    Date of Hike: 1-4-14

    Trail Conditions: Trail was unbroken with 12" of powder down low and 16" on the ridge. Stream crossings were not a problem.

    Special Equipment Required: Snowshoes
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  8. Tremont and Owls Cliff via Tremont and Brunel Trails 1-1-14

    Date of Hike: 1-1-14

    Trail Conditions: Tremont Trail broken out by Butterbuck, Brunel Trail unbroken. Decent track in place now.

    Special Equipment Required: Snowshoes and poles required.
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    Big Congrats to you Fred and to your partners in...

    Big Congrats to you Fred and to your partners in crime! :D Baxter is a fitting finishing peak. I'm glad you had good conditions this year. It pays to be patient, especially in BSP.

    Your resume is...
  10. Thread: Bushwhacker News

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    Dennis, I'd like to complete the Catskill 35...

    Dennis,

    I'd like to complete the Catskill 35 next year. I might be convinced to finish the ADK100 as well. I don't have any aspirations beyond that, though. The 770 isn't on my radar...
  11. Thread: Bushwhacker News

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    Thanks for the congrats! It was quite an...

    Thanks for the congrats! It was quite an undertaking but provided me with a lot of personal, physical, mental, and spiritual growth along the way. As an added bonus, it was fun too!

    This endeavor...
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    I found out long ago that the early bird not only...

    I found out long ago that the early bird not only gets the worm, he also gets to break trail... :rolleyes:
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    Woof, woof! :D

    Woof, woof! :D
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    West Sleeper Winter Finale 3-20-10

    Not wanting to waste the final (partial) day of winter, I decided to do a peak I have been putting off for some time, West Sleeper. I’ve been in the area on many occasions; East Sleeper, Tripyramids,...
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    I have been unable to find a text version of the...

    I have been unable to find a text version of the forecast on the NWS website. Anyone care to share a link?
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    Higher Summits Forecast

    The National Weather Service announced yesterday that it is considering discontinuing or changing the NH and Maine higher summits forecast. It’s an important resource for hikers/climbers during the...
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    Hey, I resemble that remark!

    Hey, I resemble that remark!
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    I thought that pic from Whitewall might get you...

    I thought that pic from Whitewall might get you licking your chops for more slide climbing!;)
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    Sticky: NHDOT reported this morning that Jefferson Notch...

    NHDOT reported this morning that Jefferson Notch Road will not be open for Memorial Day weekend. When asked if they knew when it might be open, they indicated they did not know but that "it wasn't...
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    Nice report with excellent accompanying imagery!...

    Nice report with excellent accompanying imagery! Great information about the highest peak in the lower 48 for those of us who have never had the opportunity to climb over 6288 feet...;)

    Thanks for...
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    A somewhat long slideshow...

    A somewhat long slideshow but good pics nonetheless. :)
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    Congratulations David and thank you! You...

    Congratulations David and thank you! You assembled a strong group of hikers who made the "four in a day" possible.

    The only thing left to do is finish the applications for those prized patches. No...
  23. Thread: Canada Rd Closing

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    Canada Rd Closing

    Oncoman and I did White Cap and North Kennebago divide yesterday. On our way out, we ran into Maurice Pepin, the kind fellow you call to get permission to use and park on Canada Road (also shown as...
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    That was an epic if there ever was one! To find...

    That was an epic if there ever was one! To find yourself on Weeks after dark with 4 miles of unbroken trail ahead of you must have been very unsettling. When Onestep invited me to go along with you...
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    Well broken trail Kurt. Made my day today much...

    Well broken trail Kurt. Made my day today much easier (and shorter). A very rude moose obliterated your track though; nearly all the way to the summit!

    Maybe he'll break it out again for Micheal??
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