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    Where to go - US protected Lands Map

    For those looking for nearby lesser used public, private and conserved lands this map is an excellent resource as a start.
    http://www.protectedlands.net/map/
    If you click on a lot it will give you...
  2. Well we had a few weeks delay but the rain today...

    Well we had a few weeks delay but the rain today got all the stream gauges cranked up. Given the forecast for the week, it looks like the snow pack is going to start disappearing.
  3. Yes I bought local, Its a nice design. They got...

    Yes I bought local, Its a nice design. They got swamped with orders as the local paper had a article about them today. They normally do a lot of business in the spring during Tuckerman's season so I...
  4. FYI, I made the trip down to Conway through...

    FYI, I made the trip down to Conway through Pinkham Notch to pick up an essential Ragged Mountain Equipment face mask today (Friday). The state has a portable display sign on the side of the road...
  5. Looks like the referendum is a go. ...

    Looks like the referendum is a go.

    https://wgme.com/news/local/enough-valid-signatures-to-get-cmp-transmission-corridor-on-ballot-officials-say
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    The Friday Conway Daily Sun mentions that Vail...

    The Friday Conway Daily Sun mentions that Vail Corp has closed complete access to Attitash and working with the forest service to do the same at Wildcat. Wildcat is difficult as their lease calls for...
  7. I also have an ancient pair of Tevas that have...

    I also have an ancient pair of Tevas that have been my go to for years. They are partially responsible for me switching from Limmer customs to trail runners. Due to issues with my Limmers on 6 day...
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    Technically you are right there are actually a...

    Technically you are right there are actually a couple of drainages that flow north to the Androscoggin Water Shed and one that flow south to the Saco. The USFS has a long term no camping rule in the...
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    Its the same closure of the Cutler River Drainage...

    Its the same closure of the Cutler River Drainage from a few days ago just with added emphasis that the parking lots are closed and the threat of towing on RT 16.

    Its definitely a common sense...
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    Since many of the trailheads are on state land...

    Since many of the trailheads are on state land including the AMC Pinkham Notch facilities there would have have to be a state closure which does not appear to be in place in order to enforce such an...
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    Here is some good resources on treating clothes...

    Here is some good resources on treating clothes https://sectionhiker.com/treating-your-clothes-with-permethrin/ This one discusses the soak method and buying a concentrated product and diluting it...
  12. I didn't walk the parking lot checking plates. I...

    I didn't walk the parking lot checking plates. I did run into several "locals out for exercise" on the ridge earlier in the day including one party that admitted they crossed the county line (as I...
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    I expect with the lack of snow cover south of the...

    I expect with the lack of snow cover south of the whites, its going to be bumper year for ticks. When I moved to Gorham NH in 1987 I was told there were no ticks in the area, I didnt see any locally...
  14. 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...
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    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.
  16. 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...
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    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....
  18. 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....
  19. 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...
  20. 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....
  24. 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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