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    You might as well get a job there and at least...

    You might as well get a job there and at least get paid for the time you spend in the store!
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    The Bigelow Range begs for the loop which takes...

    The Bigelow Range begs for the loop which takes you over So. Horn with a short spur over to No. Horn before Avery and West Peak. That is a good ridgeline, much exposed.

    Did not realize Middle...
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    REI is building a new store outside of...

    REI is building a new store outside of Manchester, NH, Bedford. It will be in the same center as Trader Joe's ... now there's a twofer for ya.
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    Another thing about Kittery Trading Post, it is...

    Another thing about Kittery Trading Post, it is big enough for you to get lost in your departments and your wife to get lost in hers! They offer discounted prices on most items and note the...
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    Canoes are great for carrying large loads and a...

    Canoes are great for carrying large loads and a skilled canoer can paddle waters I avoid in the "Queen Mary". I think you'd find something in the 14-16' range far more versatile. Canoes are also...
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    While you can easily step into a kayak and go, I...

    While you can easily step into a kayak and go, I don't recommend that for a serious paddler. Lots of bad habits start that way. I took a couple courses for my guiding activities.

    First mistake...
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    I begged, borrowed and rented a number of kayaks...

    I begged, borrowed and rented a number of kayaks before I bought one. When shopping, I concluded I'd need about half dozen different boats to suit each purpose to which it could be subject. So, I...
  8. Thread: Pack Goats

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    Beautiful country, hey. I notice the "pack...

    Beautiful country, hey. I notice the "pack animal" in the foreground ... instinctively knows how to maintain order and discipline I bet.
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    Hey! We eat the blueberries and rasberries don't...

    Hey! We eat the blueberries and rasberries don't we. So what's with the Bovidae discrimination? I'd like to see more trails for horses and pack animals, though I don't utilize either one but can...
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    Don't forget, anyone can make a donation anytime...

    Don't forget, anyone can make a donation anytime so why wait for a toll gate?
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    I would not do this hike on a rainy day, worse...

    I would not do this hike on a rainy day, worse yet in mid-September.

    Take a look at a map. It is considerably further north than anything in the White Mountains and the weather tends to be worse...
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    Add the moose poop and round off and there you...

    Add the moose poop and round off and there you go, an excuse to "count" it.
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    Getting there (and back) is half the fun. We...

    Getting there (and back) is half the fun. We typically stop, frequently overnight, in both directions whenever we go to the North Maine Woods and Canadian Maritimes. We call it our "touristing day"....
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    Nahh. PC is my least fault ... maybe it should...

    Nahh. PC is my least fault ... maybe it should be AMPC ... but I was wondering and trying to imagine a gender neutral approach to the matter as I saw snippets about a related fuss from the recent...
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    Can you say that in a gender neutral way? Not...

    Can you say that in a gender neutral way? Not that I'm complaining, just wondering.
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    I agree and I think it represents a fair cost of...

    I agree and I think it represents a fair cost of what goes into the hut system as well as a very competitive price compared to similar facilities elsewhere. Glad the OP had a good trek...
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    Another project by committee with the result that...

    Another project by committee with the result that it stands for everything and nothing at the same time.

    I don't see how anyone can be marginalized in the outdoors, though. Take away unnecessary...
  18. The discontinuation of "opening day" was a factor...

    The discontinuation of "opening day" was a factor in my NOT returning to the park this year. We customarily visit every two years, occasionally more frequently, and the January event was a great...
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    We've stayed at S. Branch Pond bunkhouse a few...

    We've stayed at S. Branch Pond bunkhouse a few times and there was only one night that anyone outside our party stayed there and that was a party of 1.
  20. Thread: Hiking by App

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    What's an App?

    What's an App?
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    I think this begs a new description of an ill...

    I think this begs a new description of an ill prepared hiker: "That person's not hiking with a full roll of tape."
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    With two Whisperlites in my camping crate (one of...

    With two Whisperlites in my camping crate (one of many repurposed milk crates) you'd think I could remember one for a paddle camping trip, especially after preparing and packaging 3 days of...
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    There's a beautiful tentsite overlooking Stratton...

    There's a beautiful tentsite overlooking Stratton Brook Pond at the trailhead if you want to get an early start.

    I think most people do this loop clockwise as a few have described. Scubbah's...
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    I've heard that sound in my backyard ... a couple...

    I've heard that sound in my backyard ... a couple cats in heat ... but aren't they beautiful? Halfway through the video one stops and has the look, "Hey, wait a minute, there's lunch with a free...
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    I think everyone on a hike is important, consider...

    I think everyone on a hike is important, consider it a team effort and manage it as such. A lot of the most important work a leader does happens before the group steps foot on the trail:...
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