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  1. I just use my trail runners that I hike in and...

    I just use my trail runners that I hike in and walk across streams. They dry out hiking and are comfortable enough to wear around camp with no socks on.
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    Part of the reason the GF and I walked the...

    Part of the reason the GF and I walked the Eastern Trail Saturday from Biddo to Scarborough marshes. About as flat as can be. 16 miles was still a long day and we are pretty sure that it was harder...
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    Oh, I would think anyone looking down Flume slide...

    Oh, I would think anyone looking down Flume slide from the top would think twice from trying to "slide" down it.
  5. There is logging going on in that area this...

    There is logging going on in that area this Summer and the road to Caribou Pond has been closed during the week, but has been open for the weekend. I haven't been down that road in a couple years,...
  6. Oh yeah, reminds me to buy my hikesafe card for...

    Oh yeah, reminds me to buy my hikesafe card for this year
  7. I hiked Pierce today. Higher Summits forecast was...

    I hiked Pierce today. Higher Summits forecast was for 20 to 50 mph winds, or so the sign said at the HC. Nary a breeze during the hike and just a bare whisper at the summit. The first time I hiked...
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    $23.5 million? I thought the Berry's wanted to...

    $23.5 million? I thought the Berry's wanted to sell it for around $7 to $10 million? And another $38 million in investments after the purchase? Its going to be 100 years before they break even.
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    Janet Mills is a bought and paid for politician....

    Janet Mills is a bought and paid for politician. All you have to do is follow the money.

    Most mining is fairly damaging to the environment, or at least the processing part of it is. too many...
  10. Thread: Water filter

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    Nope, you aren't wrong. Having never used a pump...

    Nope, you aren't wrong. Having never used a pump style filter, I can honestly say that its not irritating using a Sawyer Squeeze. No mechanical parts to break. There's a reason the majority of the...
  11. Thread: Water filter

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    I've been using the same sawyer squeeze for about...

    I've been using the same sawyer squeeze for about 5 years now. I'm on my third 2 liter bag for it. They do start to leak after a year or two. I filter water for myself and my GF. I've never carried...
  12. Ironically, the one hut that is easiest to get to...

    Ironically, the one hut that is easiest to get to on a snowmobile, Grand Falls, is closed. It had a water pipe burst and soaked the charge controller/heat controller, in the basement. Its been...
  13. Just a feeling, but all the negativity being...

    Just a feeling, but all the negativity being generated by CMP lying to its customers is going to get the project canceled. No one in the state trusts them.
  14. The huts run primarily on Propane generators in...

    The huts run primarily on Propane generators in the Winter. The generators automatically come on if the charge starts to get too low. It runs for two hours minimum and then until the batteries are...
  15. Sue still has caretakers scheduled for Flagstaff....

    Sue still has caretakers scheduled for Flagstaff. hmmm...
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    The Carriage rd is being used now as a logging...

    The Carriage rd is being used now as a logging road. One of the tribes is logging out of there. Poplar Falls hut is on leased native tribe land. When the site was selected for the hut, nobody knew...
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    Do they really think condo owners are part of the...

    Do they really think condo owners are part of the distressed community? :confused:
  18. Just got back from caretaker training this...

    Just got back from caretaker training this weekend at Flagstaff. Pretty interesting to see behind the curtain on what it takes to actually run one of the huts. As of now, all 4 are open for...
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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....
  23. Thread: Foliage 2019

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  24. 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.
  25. 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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