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    The Wildcat Cam came back up,. Nice and green...

    The Wildcat Cam came back up,. Nice and green near the top which is just over 4K.
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    Snow on the summits.

    The snow is not just on Washington this morning. The northern Presidentials are all white. My guess is snow in the tress down to 4K. With a couple of warm days coming up it will be interesting to see...
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    Same with my one trip this year and probably 30...

    Same with my one trip this year and probably 30 or 40 trips before. The only complaints I have seen or heard of are folks trying to take exception to the rules which can be complex.
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    Looks like its on hold ...

    Looks like its on hold

    https://bangordailynews.com/2021/10/13/news/penobscot/company-pursuing-a-metal-mine-in-the-katahdin-region-temporarily-withdraws-rezoning-request/
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    BTW I did find what looks to be a Garmin GPS belt...

    BTW I did find what looks to be a Garmin GPS belt pouch on top. It was well faded and I hauled it down and its headed to the trash unless someone on a very small list speaks up.

    Both my friend...
  6. I agree the press release is lacking detail. If...

    I agree the press release is lacking detail. If he had been going down the headwall from Alpine Garden, that is a no/no. If on the other hand he had taken a hike up to some point on the upper...
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    I Have nit been there but it looks like a US...

    I Have nit been there but it looks like a US Border Patrol solar powered communications repeater. They reportedly have built several of these repeaters to serve border operations.
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    Then and Now - North Hitchcock

    The Hitchcock's in general are a somewhat maligned set of summits. Back about 30 years ago a friend and I did the standard run up South Hitchcock from Hancock Notch trail then onto Hitchcock and...
  9. Rescue - Hiking Down Huntington Ravine Trail

    https://nhfishgame.com/2021/10/08/injured-hiker-rescued-on-huntington-ravine-trail/

    Initially I was thinking he may have had the accident on the lesser used lower section of the trail but the...
  10. Pay for rescue - New York Times Article

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/us/rescue-hikers-cost.html
  11. Welcome to VFTT, nice to have some new folks who...

    Welcome to VFTT, nice to have some new folks who value the site.

    The VT grid is new one to me. Maybe one of the folks hosting the other grid sites may adopt it.
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    Short update on the potential sale of Jay Peak. ...

    Short update on the potential sale of Jay Peak.

    https://abc17news.com/news/ap-national-business/2021/10/06/several-buyers-interested-in-forfeited-vermont-ski-resort/
  13. Thread: snowshoes

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    I do agree, that using my Mag shoes on trails...

    I do agree, that using my Mag shoes on trails broken out with "skinny" snowshoes is not pleasant. Given OPs stated use this is probably of less concern to him.

    Of course I will point out the NH...
  14. Thread: snowshoes

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    Given the predicted supply and logistics issues,...

    Given the predicted supply and logistics issues, my guess is the early bird will get the worm when it comes to equipment.

    I find that my wider surplus US military snowshoes are far better in...
  15. Classic Undercast on Mt Washington Today

    View from that summit around 8:30 AM

    6706

    View from Wildcat around the same time

    6707
  16. What will you do with your extra 0.5% - NH Room and Meals drops

    https://www.wmur.com/article/new-hampshire-meals-and-rooms-tax-rate-2021/37824081#

    IMHO, instead of the lower rate, the state should fund S&R.
  17. Took someone long enough ;)

    Took someone long enough ;)
  18. First time they went before the LUPR to get...

    First time they went before the LUPR to get approval for entire project, previously they had just applied for a small extension to the current deal.

    Then again the developer has a mixed...
  19. Major new development outside of Baxter State Park

    This has been planned for a long time but it didnt have financing.
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    When I last hiked it 10 years ago the only trail...

    When I last hiked it 10 years ago the only trail that was actively maintained was the North Trail. Google Earth Pro shows it as the Azicohos North Trail if you zoom in. Its very close to older...
  21. I think if a member of the general public shows...

    I think if a member of the general public shows up a planning board meeting they are quite surprised. Its usually the parties with business before the board and opponents. I got a friend of mine to...
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    They were completely closed on Saturday morning,...

    They were completely closed on Saturday morning, normally cars are line up along the side of the road and on occasion northbound cars line up in the center of the road with their blinkers on (rather...
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    Leaf Season 21

    I was out in the Pemi yesterday (Sunday) and was out driving over to Lancaster on Saturday. There are signs of some trees changing but definitely pre peak. Back in the late eighties when I moved up...
  24. The minutes of the last planning board meeting...

    The minutes of the last planning board meeting have to be approved at the next meeting before publication. The next posted meeting it October 6th so the minutes should be up soon after. IMO the...
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    Brad Ray has passed

    Anyone who has skied or visited Tucks in the winter most likely was safer because of Brad. He was a snow ranger from 1958 to 2001. He was also a "local" from Berlin which is rarity these days in the...
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