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    If you mean where did I start, Chester, CT. ...

    If you mean where did I start, Chester, CT.



    It's a Hatz CB-1 biplane, built in 1987. Slow, it only cruises around 75-80mph, but it's a lot more fun than driving. :cool:
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    I finally did this trip. Flew up to North Adams...

    I finally did this trip. Flew up to North Adams on Saturday morning arriving around noon (I got a late start, finally reached the AT trailhead around 1:30), went up Prospect (quite the uphill slog,...
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    Ok, thanks. Sounds like heading towards Williams...

    Ok, thanks. Sounds like heading towards Williams makes sense and return via old summit road, or go farther south toward Fitch/Greylock if I have time. Really, this is just a short shakedown trip to...
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    Views from Prospect, Fitch, or Williams?

    I was intending to hike Greylock from the North Adams airport with an overnight, but it doesn't look like I'll have the time. So I'm looking at alternates... which one of those three would be the...
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    Fount: Digital camera in Harriman

    Long shot, but I found a digital camera yesterday in Harriman State Park while looking for mushrooms. It was a short distance off an unmarked trail (old woods road), down a small cliff from an old...
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    What can you say about a company that decided to...

    What can you say about a company that decided to built a store right next to Campmor? Well, Campmor is still there but that EMS store didn't last long...
  7. Thread: Greylock camping

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    Thanks, that's the page I couldn't find, I was...

    Thanks, that's the page I couldn't find, I was hopeful when I saw that some Mass campgrounds were open. Disappointing.



    That's Massachusetts for you. "There is no legal place to spend the...
  8. Thread: Greylock camping

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    Greylock camping

    Does anybody know what the status is of camping along the AT and/or the leantos in Greylock reservation amid the covid mess? I can't seem to find a straight answer on any mass gov website. I was...
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    Marcy Field to Blueberry - Porter

    Planning to do Blueberry, Porter, and maybe Cascade from the airfield this year. Question: are there any good places to camp near the stream crossing just inside the state land? The plan is to...
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    Looks like about 7 miles from the AT trailhead,...

    Looks like about 7 miles from the AT trailhead, unless there's something closer I'm not seeing.

    At Twin Mt. it looks the Tuttle trail connecting to the Sugarloaf trail is pretty close. Franconia,...
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    Trailheads near small airports?

    Hereís something I havenít seen discussed hereÖ Iím looking for places to hike (i.e. trailheads) close to small airports in the northeast. New England, NY, Pennsylvania, anyplace I can reach in a...
  12. I don't like to camp somewhere else and then...

    I don't like to camp somewhere else and then drive or roadwalk to start a hike; I like to get away from the road and wake up already on the trail the morning of the hike.

    What about the area near...
  13. We spent an unplanned "extra" night in the daks...

    We spent an unplanned "extra" night in the daks some years ago. It was early October, I forget the exact details, but the plan was Dix mountain via a bushwhack from Rt 73 and over east and south Dix...
  14. Campsites on the western approaches to the Carters?

    We're looking at doing a loop over the Carters using the Imp trail and Nineteen Mile Brook to the Carter Dome trail, probably including the bushwhack between Imp and NMB (or possibly a short road...
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    Harriman road closures

    Harriman State Park seasonal road closures will be going into effect tomorrow, 12/6. The following will no longer be accessible in Harriman State Park:
    Exit 16 (Lake Welch Drive, Tiorati Brook Rd)...
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    Saturday morning update

    From the Park's facebook page:



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    I saw a photo of the Tom Jones leanto taken by my...

    I saw a photo of the Tom Jones leanto taken by my ranger friend today... there's burned brush all around but amazingly, the leanto itself looks untouched. The ranger tells me there are still a lot...
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    At 57 I'm not quite as "go for it" as I was 30...

    At 57 I'm not quite as "go for it" as I was 30 years ago... I'm more likely to backpack to a good campsite and do the peak as a dayhike from there than hump the heavy pack over the top, but I will ...
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    Most of my hikes involve at least some...

    Most of my hikes involve at least some bushwhacking. Where? It might be a trailless peak, or some unnamed pond I saw on a map and got curious about. Quite often the bushwhack is between trails, to...
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    The metal leantos are all supposed to be reserved...

    The metal leantos are all supposed to be reserved for organized camp use, not the general public, but the camps use them so rarely that nobody really cares. I don't think any of them were in the...
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    Forest fires in Harriman

    Couple of sizeable forest fires in Harriman State Park over the past few days. 180 acres in the Pine Meadow area and nearly 500 acres on and around Tom Jones Mountain. Looks like the fires started...
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    elk lake - marcy trail?

    Looking for info on the Elk Lake - Marcy trail for Columbus Day weekend. The original plan was to do Skylight from Upper Works with two nights out, but I've done most of that before and I've always...
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    Not so many pictures this year, guess I'll post a...

    Not so many pictures this year, guess I'll post a few:

    Sunrise from the Baldface Circle Trail (my daughter took this one):
    http://www.vftt.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5465&d=1453673614...
  24. I set out hiking this past weekend with no...

    I set out hiking this past weekend with no particular destination in mind when I shouldered my pack. Each trail junction meant a choice of direction, not a predefined plan Come late afternoon, I...
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    I'm thinking of doing this hike with my daughter...

    I'm thinking of doing this hike with my daughter this fall around Columbus day (the only time she has off as she's a teacher). Looks like I'd like to go clockwise via Slippery Brook and back...
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