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  1. I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand,...

    I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand, the Cog and its competitor the autoroad (along with the majority of NH's tourist industry took it hard last year). On the other hand this is rewarding...
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    I have a small dry bag that fits behind my seat....

    I have a small dry bag that fits behind my seat. I have bungies on the front and rear deck of my boat. I bungie my bilge pump and paddle float behind me on the deck.

    My expedition boat has foam...
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    Before you solo in remote areas, the most...

    Before you solo in remote areas, the most important piece of equipment is training. If you have a skirt you need to learn and practice wet exits. Then once you have exited you need a way to get back...
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    And black fly season is just around the corner...

    And black fly season is just around the corner (in by Mothers day out by Fathers day).
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    The moose are back in the roads

    There may be fewer of them statewide but WMUR reported a couple of car/moose accidents this morning. The wetland patch at the end of my road adjacent to RT2 had signs yesterday of a moose visiting.
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    I guess its easier to throw mud then to do the...

    I guess its easier to throw mud then to do the research but BSP employees are not a typical state employee. BSP is an odd amalgam of state entity and a private trust. Percival Baxter set up the rules...
  7. Long term trend in improvement in visibility on top of Mt Washington

    https://www.concordmonitor.com/mount-washington-visibility-nh-40203702
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    Strange, I normally find the gate house...

    Strange, I normally find the gate house attendants in summer quite pleasant. Considering they work in perpetual dust cloud from vehicle traffic they have always been friendly to me. I rarely if ever...
  9. I went to presentation by someone who thru solo...

    I went to presentation by someone who thru solo paddled the NFCT in both directions. He had his challenges west to east but east to west was quite difficult as he had to time his paddle for spring...
  10. There seems to be a pretty big split between the...

    There seems to be a pretty big split between the rules and actual experience in the field on much of the Maine undeveloped lakes. Folks with practical experience just camp where they want on...
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    Odd Coincidence on Wildcat

    I made my second visit to Wildcat since the ski area closed down for the season. I was hiking it a lot last spring as technically it was a local hike for me. I usually head over early so the snow...
  12. Some background on the Fox News streaming report...

    Some background on the Fox News streaming report (which I have not viewed and do not plan to)
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  13. S**t goes downhill and downhill from the summit...

    S**t goes downhill and downhill from the summit wastewater disposal system is the Great Gulf Wilderness. The state regulates wastewater disposal systems and they can be selective in looking the other...
  14. Thanks for posting. Given the major seasonal...

    Thanks for posting. Given the major seasonal worker shortage in the area this year, I am surprised if they can even find people to staff the campsites.
  15. Mt Washington Summit - No fee and increased capacity in building

    https://www.conwaydailysun.com/news/local/commission-sherman-adams-bldg-wont-need-100-000-door/article_5a873b8a-a6ba-11eb-88e2-af3d0a1a3d8d.html

    I guess the sewerage issue is not as dire as they...
  16. IMHO Acadia is ripe for an electric shuttle bus...

    IMHO Acadia is ripe for an electric shuttle bus only system.
  17. Acadia Cadillac Mountain Car reservations

    I am not sure it this has been covered

    Starting in few week anyone who wants to drive up Cadillac Mountain will need to make a reservation.
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    The post project analysis of the caribou project...

    The post project analysis of the caribou project was the researchers at UMaine did a lo to things wrong. The Canadians made recommendations that were ignored. One of biggies was to bring them to...
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    You will love the North Peaks trail on a nice...

    You will love the North Peaks trail on a nice day. There is so little traffic that you cannot avoid stepping on the lichen on the rocks. There is tempting side trip to hit an open prominent ledge...
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    Its coming down hard in Gorham.

    Its coming down hard in Gorham.
  21. Me too, I have pair of mid weight Limmers that...

    Me too, I have pair of mid weight Limmers that are barely used but not sure what the demand would be for size 13 wides. I have near mint pair of size 13 Asolo plastic boots that I never plan to wear...
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    Ultimately its the Maine taxpayer. Maine has a...

    Ultimately its the Maine taxpayer. Maine has a "proud tradition" of passing the buck down the line to the next administration. In the short term local contractors and suppliers are employed for the...
  23. Okay I get that they will redistribute new shoes...

    Okay I get that they will redistribute new shoes donated by partners. That is relatively easy. The boots being solicited from the public are presumably used in unknown condition. So second focus...
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    As pointed out, Dalton had no planning and...

    As pointed out, Dalton had no planning and zoning. Only residents can vote on planning and zoning so second home owners are not in the loop. Land was cheap and its sort of close to an Interstate. The...
  25. I am cynic on this. Its interesting that they...

    I am cynic on this.

    Its interesting that they claim to have actual demand while Goodwill has admitted that they are effectively just picking near new or new clothing from their incoming stream...
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