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    If they take off Tecumseh, I hope they add Hight...

    If they take off Tecumseh, I hope they add Hight or Guyot to replace it. It wouldn't matter to me, since I've hiked them, too. Now that 52 with a view list has some summits that are overgrowing....
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    That's a weird one-off. My friends and I hiking...

    That's a weird one-off. My friends and I hiking over towards mt Shaw ran into a pack of hunting dogs. They seemed more interested in licking our hands than hunting. We ran into the exasperated Hunter...
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    Didn't the family follow the future cog track up?...

    Didn't the family follow the future cog track up? I'm pretty sure the railway was under construction and they followed it part way up the mountain.
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    I have an Eddie Bauer -30 bag. It's overkill for...

    I have an Eddie Bauer -30 bag. It's overkill for when I Winter camp. If I had to do it again, I'd get a 0* bag and supplement with a quilt. Coldest I've slept in it was -15 and was nice and toasty....
  5. Thread: Foliage 2019

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  6. It seems that the shortest distance between two...

    It seems that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Why make the jag towards Beattie pond to begin with? It's like it was intentionally done to create such a situation.
  7. The bear at owlshead must be fairly recent. We...

    The bear at owlshead must be fairly recent. We took our packs up after dropping our tent and sleeping bag. We camped at the base of the slide, no issues with bears or mice. This was early August, I...
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    I have a S2S comfort light. As long as I don't...

    I have a S2S comfort light. As long as I don't overinflate it, its very comfy. The GF and I used to use to separate sleeping pads, but now we use an Exped Hyperlite Synmat Duo. Her side had a couple...
  9. I believe all the huts are on leased land. Poplar...

    I believe all the huts are on leased land. Poplar Stream, I know, is leased from one of the tribes. The huts themselves are pretty valuable. Grand Falls gets a lot of traffic from snowmobiles in the...
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    Caribou Valley Road is closed. It leads to...

    Caribou Valley Road is closed. It leads to Caribou pond, but there is a bridge that's gated off if you are coming from Rt 27.
  11. Thread: Foliage 2019

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    I think a couple more weeks. I'm headed up to...

    I think a couple more weeks. I'm headed up to Acadia for 5 days in the middle of October. I'm expecting foliage will be just past peak at that point, but tourist season is well past peak. The Park is...
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    The natgeo map sets of the AT covers that section...

    The natgeo map sets of the AT covers that section pretty well.
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    Can also take the Berrypickers trail up.

    Can also take the Berrypickers trail up.
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    That just means all tourists will be at the fair,...

    That just means all tourists will be at the fair, haha.

    The recent construction on 302 in Fryeburg finally forced me to find a way around it. I can take ME160 and get on US302 again in Conway....
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    Hmm...my map adventures map of the Whites from...

    Hmm...my map adventures map of the Whites from 2014 has a declination of 17
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    I hiked over to mountain pond, thinking to stay...

    I hiked over to mountain pond, thinking to stay in the shelter, but a young couple had their huge cabin tent set up in it. We found another spot to set up our tarp.
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    Oh no, another list :-) Congrats!

    Oh no, another list :-)

    Congrats!
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    The AMC also maintains the trails we all hike on....

    The AMC also maintains the trails we all hike on. I believe purchasing from the huts also supports the AMC and therefore trails? That's how I look at it, anyway. I don't mind the huts at Mizpah, LOC...
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    I'd be pissed if I died while hiking Owl's Head....

    I'd be pissed if I died while hiking Owl's Head. I would want a glorious death on a majestic mountaintop. 62 is not that far from 57, my age.

    Condolences to his family
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    You can go back thousands of years and look at...

    You can go back thousands of years and look at archeological records and see that the climate is constantly changing, long before mankind had any sort of impact on the environment. The Earth goes...
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    The coin operated showers are at the entrance to...

    The coin operated showers are at the entrance to the campground. If I recall, it was something like $3.00 for a 5 minute shower. Bring lots of quarters.
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    Island explorer stops after Columbus day. It's...

    Island explorer stops after Columbus day. It's awesome being shuttled around by your own private bus driver. We took a trip around the island talking to the driver, only picked two other people the...
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    I've gone to Blackwoods. Going again this year....

    I've gone to Blackwoods. Going again this year. Close to the ocean, hiking trails all around.
  24. That's too bad that the river washed out the...

    That's too bad that the river washed out the Highwater trail. My GF and I hiked it a couple years ago and was a favorite trail. We found where beavers were trying to dam up the river. We applauded...
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    The new logo says coma. It's horrible. Does...

    The new logo says coma. It's horrible. Does nothing to represent the outdoors or being outdoors. It does look like a trans bathroom symbol. Coma.
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