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  1. Saw that in the news today (link...

    Saw that in the news today (link). They officially close in three weeks.



    After years of driving by, we finally stopped in there a few years ago. Nice facility, good food, good prices, good...
  2. That source does not fully support your claim. ...

    That source does not fully support your claim. By the way, the history teacher I alluded to in the post (that I concluded with a wink) was a Massachusetts full-blooded Native American.
  3. I recollect from pre-colonial history class that...

    I recollect from pre-colonial history class that the Native Americans in present-day New England used to purposefully burn large swaths of land on a regular basis. What a blatant disregard of their...
  4. In fairness, those "current" graphs are real-time...

    In fairness, those "current" graphs are real-time on a cloudy day; over the course of a full year, it will look a little different (and it could also look a lot different on a cold winter night). ...
  5. You should see their Engine Hill dashboard!

    You should see their Engine Hill dashboard!
  6. Since that publication, Schiller has been...

    Since that publication, Schiller has been reportedly shut down, leaving Merrimack (Bow) as the last coal plant (I believe both Rumford and Westbrook are biomass enabled now, retaining coal...
  7. That's all that's left. All other nuclear plants...

    That's all that's left. All other nuclear plants in New England have been decommissioned. Millstone 1, Connecticut Yankee, Yankee Rowe, Yankee Vermont, Yankee Maine, and Pilgrim have all be shut...
  8. An issue with electricity, as well as COVID and...

    An issue with electricity, as well as COVID and CO2, is that since you can't actually see it, it makes it easier for those with agendas to detrimentally fill in the blanks when pushing policy. Many...
  9. Naturally occurring forest fires also release...

    Naturally occurring forest fires also release CO2. Trees consume CO2. I think that's what Elton John's "Circle of Life" song was about?
  10. 8.5% is still a pretty significant tax for going...

    8.5% is still a pretty significant tax for going out to eat, particularly when multiplied by the growing tabs courtesy inflation.

    Perhaps a better way to handle the SAR issue could be to draw...
  11. FIFY Not all USFS Wilderness areas have the...

    FIFY

    Not all USFS Wilderness areas have the WMNF charades.
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    Poll: I think the parking lot should be expanded. I do...

    I think the parking lot should be expanded. I do not advocate collecting a fee there at this juncture, knowing that the funds in that park already do not go to hiking infrastructure (hard for me to...
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    My recollection from a few months ago is that...

    My recollection from a few months ago is that there is still some really old stuff out there (judging by the moss), so although "clip and clean" was probably very good, it will take a lot more effort...
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    It is one of the most spectacular view ledges in...

    It is one of the most spectacular view ledges in that section of the WMNF and locals have been going there for years. It should NOT be closed.

    I have spent a lot of time volunteering for multiple...
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    That view ledge has been a destination for a very...

    That view ledge has been a destination for a very long time. If you have a number of people trying to access it the same way (in this case, logically via the summit) and you don't provide a...
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    I visited Albany last fall for the first time in...

    I visited Albany last fall for the first time in a few years. The decomissioning of the unified view spur has created environmental damage. Here's an example of how the cairns were "scattered:"...
  17. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    Brushing in a problem area takes a few minutes. ...

    Brushing in a problem area takes a few minutes. Construction of stone steps/drainage/scree takes many days.

    Regardless, trail creep is a huge problem, dramatically exasperated by "social...
  18. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    I haven't been up the north slide since last...

    I haven't been up the north slide since last year, but I did not interpret that sign to be directing me onto a herd path.
  19. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    There have been herd paths on the north side of...

    There have been herd paths on the north side of the approach to the slide proper for years. Unfortunately, many herd paths and overall trail creep in the state have become much more prevalent since...
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    My opinion is that if one goes into either...

    My opinion is that if one goes into either "bushwhack" without the ability to navigate off-trail, they may become disoriented or lost. If one goes into the "bushwhacks" expecting to bushwhack, they...
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    Thank you for filling in the bypasses. Most...

    Thank you for filling in the bypasses. Most hikers do not know how much damage is caused by skipping switchbacks or walking off trail to avoid a blowdown or "socially distance."
  22. I think it's important to note that the Cog is...

    I think it's important to note that the Cog is receiving financing, not funding. It is a secured loan. The state is lending the Cog $1.2 million for a 20 year term at prime plus 1%. By the end of...
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    The mask mandate remains in place in certain...

    The mask mandate remains in place in certain towns (typically college towns).

    Businesses may choose if they wish to mandate face masks on their customers.

    Fortunately, there have been some...
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    I think the second sentence answers the question...

    I think the second sentence answers the question posed by the first.
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    Appears to be yet another rescue that could have...

    Appears to be yet another rescue that could have been prevented with better planning and bringing snowshoes.

    I feel bad for my friends in SAR getting all of these avoidable call outs.
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