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  1. This implement has a few different names like...

    This implement has a few different names like pond scoop, dirt scoop, or scraper.
    It had two wooden handles on either side and a u-shaped metal bar attached to those hooks so that it could be...
  2. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    Also chiming in to say they are official WVAIA...

    Also chiming in to say they are official WVAIA signs. If you have not seen Steve Smith's excellent new Waterville Valley guide book, there is a short description of these unique signs near the back...
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    Here is an interior photo: 6166 and one...

    Here is an interior photo:
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    and one showing the road:
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    Carpenter cut a path in 1897 but it didn't last...

    Carpenter cut a path in 1897 but it didn't last long. The lower portion was obliterated by logging and the final climb to the summit was difficult. Here is the original description if you haven't...
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    I like to stay at Cathedral Pines Campground...

    I like to stay at Cathedral Pines Campground when I'm in the area day hiking. With young kids though, I would look into a condo rental at Sugarloaf using a site like homeaway. Spring/summer rates...
  6. Thread: Ball Crag

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    In August 1931, Jenks, Blood, and Larrabee of the...

    In August 1931, Jenks, Blood, and Larrabee of the AMC retraced Dr. Ball's journey and found that they could follow his course with "remarkable accuracy". They determined that the unnamed prominence...
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    Here's an example from the Campbell Tract in...

    Here's an example from the Campbell Tract in Anchorage, Alaska: 5376

    and a local example from Lincoln Woods: 5377
  8. The trail with a few branches was shown on maps...

    The trail with a few branches was shown on maps of Monadnock in the 1920s and 1930s as an extension of an abandoned road off the Old Troy Rd where the Emery farmhouse was located. Mountain Brook was...
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    I grouped them by exact match, so for summits...

    I grouped them by exact match, so for summits containing "sugar" and "loaf", you have:
    Sugarloaf [Percy Peaks]
    Sugarloaf [Silver Lake]
    Sugarloaf [Newfound Lake]
    Sugarloaf Mountain [East...
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    Here's a list of summits with 4 or more...

    Here's a list of summits with 4 or more occurrences of the same name from the most current GNIS dataset for NH. Is that what you're looking for?
    Mud Pond is the most common feature name in NH with...
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    If you can't arrange a car spot, these three are...

    If you can't arrange a car spot, these three are a reasonable out and back from the ski area or the CVR. It's around 15-16 miles with about half the elevation gain in the first mile or two.
  12. Thread: Terrace Mt.

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    It doesn't have much profile, but North Terrace...

    It doesn't have much profile, but North Terrace is on the NH T3000 list (trailed 3ks with a 100ft col or a 40ft col and a generally accepted name).
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    It looks like a door from a late 1920s Ford Model...

    It looks like a door from a late 1920s Ford Model A. Here are some similar examples:

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    Maybe it came from an early snow machine like the one below. I've read that once the tracks were...
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    The last time around, I wrote my Senator and...

    The last time around, I wrote my Senator and received a sympathetic reply that said about the same: they can do what they want and his hands were effectively tied. It looks like the removal of the...
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    The lights on Monadnock people saw were a product...

    The lights on Monadnock people saw were a product of wartime paranoia. Most of the people reporting lights were summer visitors and not local residents. They were easily explained away at the time as...
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    No, there has never been a trail up the headwall...

    No, there has never been a trail up the headwall of Jefferson Ravine. None appear on maps back to the 1870s. One early source describes the ravine as "seldom visited" although apparently some people...
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    A solo hiker activated her PLB on Moosilauke in...

    A solo hiker activated her PLB on Moosilauke in 2010 after breaking a snowshoe after dark. She was located fairly quickly as I recall.
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    AMC-NH has an Advanced Winter Wilderness Travel...

    AMC-NH has an Advanced Winter Wilderness Travel workshop coming up at the end of January at Cardigan Lodge. The CT Chapter has an intro to Winter Mountaineering around the same time in North Conway....
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    I arrived at the trail head at the same time as...

    I arrived at the trail head at the same time as the fellow with the Golden Retriever and chatted with him for a minute before your party arrived. After confirming that it was the correct trail head...
  20. Thread: 52 WAV patch?

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    I have not seen a patch that shows "52". The...

    I have not seen a patch that shows "52". The original 52WAV list was created for NH4k completers to make a list that totaled 100 peaks. The patch I've seen is a copy of the AMC patch in red and green...
  21. From South Crocker To Redington via herd path is...

    From South Crocker To Redington via herd path is about an hour each way if you stay on track, maybe a little more if you go at a leisurely pace. All critical turns and junctions are currently...
  22. Within the last few weeks, I walked the road from...

    Within the last few weeks, I walked the road from rt 27 to the pond and points beyond to survey road and bridge conditions. If you want a current pic of any bridge, let me know.

    There is a...
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    It's not gone. I archived the site's content back...

    It's not gone. I archived the site's content back when it looked like it might disappear for good - and before the redesign that purged a bunch of useful stuff. I tried contacting Digga about...
  24. Lost Hiking Poles 7/20 - Bigelows/Stratton Pond

    While packing up my things at the parking area near Stratton Brook Pond, I left my poles leaning up against the trees opposite the kiosk and drove away. When I came back early the next morning, they...
  25. Have you considered a FOIA request? I was...

    Have you considered a FOIA request? I was successful in getting some information from the USFS that way after failing through more informal means. Here's how to file one:...
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