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  1. Probably a good idea as its probably the most...

    Probably a good idea as its probably the most attractive nuisance in the whites this time of year. Of course that might drive lesser skilled skiers into alternative locations that are less...
  2. WMUR had a drive by shot of the cars parked at...

    WMUR had a drive by shot of the cars parked at Lincoln Woods along the Kanc from yesterday. It looked like a normal summer weekend.
  3. Lincoln Lafayette loop - Plenty of company

    I stuck with "local hiking" today and did the Lincoln Lafayette Loop. I decided to get an early start and was at the parking lot around 7 AM. There were a few vehicles. Since the last time I was...
  4. Big list of WMNF toilet facility closures

    http://indepthnh.org/2020/03/27/white-mountain-national-forest-shuts-down-some-recreation-sites/

    Its probably expected but WMNF has closed down toilet facilities at the majority of the trailheads....
  5. Monadnock State Park - day use reservation system required

    Monadnock State Park
    In response to COVID-19, NH State parks will be utilizing our online day use reservation system at Monadnock State Park and suspending all cash transactions where feasible....
  6. BSP is a far different case than ANP. BSP may be...

    BSP is a far different case than ANP. BSP may be open for limited day use but all the trails to the summit are closed for the spring season and usually do not open until early June. All the...
  7. Acadiia National Park Effectively Closed

    https://wgme.com/news/coronavirus/park-service-closes-acadia-national-park-to-visitors-due-to-coronavirus-concerns
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    I have newer hiked it but have run into many who...

    I have newer hiked it but have run into many who have in the winter. In the winter if the conditions are right, its the most direct route to the summit and shortest of the three options that start at...
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    And now out S&R folks speak out...

    And now out S&R folks speak out https://www.nhpr.org/post/people-flock-woods-nh-officials-urge-caution#stream/0
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    Hiking down the Cog in winter has always been on...

    Hiking down the Cog in winter has always been on the list of winter escape routes for winter presi traverse groups. its a terrain feature that can be located and followed in very nasty conditions....
  11. A different opinion from the media ...

    A different opinion from the media https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/it-has-been-rough-couple-weeks-now-go-outside-play
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    I wonder if the hikers had paid the cog facility...

    I wonder if the hikers had paid the cog facility access fee that replaced the parking fee? In theory if they were paid guests of the cog I expect the Cog had some responsibility for the costs of...
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    Not sure what she had for traction on. My...

    Not sure what she had for traction on. My experience on Wildcat yesterday was my Hillsounds were fine but if I had Katoolas they were probably borderline. Given they were descending, the conditions...
  15. I did my local exercise and went up Wildcat D on...

    I did my local exercise and went up Wildcat D on Sunday. Hard to beat the conditions, frozen crust top from the base to the summit. I was not the only one, about 2/3rds were skiers and boarders. Not...
  16. Since I live in Coos County, here are my...

    Since I live in Coos County, here are my observations. I dont currently see a lot of activity from law enforcement or EMS. No doubt plenty of planning going on but right now the activity seems to be...
  17. Remember bare ground means ticks. Time for the...

    Remember bare ground means ticks. Time for the permethrin on the pants, socks and shirt.
  18. Cannon, Waterville Valley and Bretton Woods had...

    Cannon, Waterville Valley and Bretton Woods had announced continued operation with limited staff and services. The governor (who used to own and manage WV) had them close completely as apparently the...
  19. Trail Days had posted previously that since Trail...

    Trail Days had posted previously that since Trail Days is in mid May that they were not canceling yet as the date was 9 weeks out. Its a major event for that area probably they biggest weekend event...
  20. Looks like conditions are ripe for spring runoff

    I was looking at the various white mountain stream flow sites that I keep an eye on in the area and it looks like spring runoff should be starting up in earnest later this week. The snow pack (yes...
  21. Tourist traffic tends to taper off in later March...

    Tourist traffic tends to taper off in later March after school vacations weeks. Losing St Patrick's day is a big hit. The weekends are strong until Easter, usually by April the tourist trade goes...
  22. ATC requesting AT thru hikers postpone their thruhike

    https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/appalachian-trail-conservancy-urges-thru-hikers-postpone-hikes/?ref=slider

    The first 8 weeks of a Northbound thru hike tends to be overcrowded. Weather...
  23. "The mountains will still be there, and there are...

    "The mountains will still be there, and there are plenty of places close by to walk around and get fresh air and exercise". In my case and others your statement of plenty of places close by is...
  24. Wildcat closed for two weeks - good time for a winter hike

    Amid CV-19, one good thing for those opposed to paying a fee to access public lands is Wildcat is closed for two weeks. Might be an opportunity to do a hike up the slopes in calendar winter without...
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    Nice article in the Bangor Daily about the major...

    Nice article in the Bangor Daily about the major increase in bird population in the Maine woods...
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