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  1. There are quite a few hikers and guides that...

    There are quite a few hikers and guides that still use the cog lot instead of the AMC lot. Of course prior to the cog starting to charge, the USFS lot was not plowed so it wasn't an option.

    Alan...
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    I used to work with the local scouts and a winter...

    I used to work with the local scouts and a winter activity was Quinzees and Igloos. The snow conditions were rarely good for igloos and even tough for Qunizees. The snow tends to freeze thaw daily...
  3. Oops you are right. Never mind :o This is a...

    Oops you are right. Never mind :o

    This is a lot more exposed route so wind can be an issue although it may not be as obvious until you break out of the trees. Crawford Notch due to the local...
  4. Its a pretty standard winter route usually broken...

    Its a pretty standard winter route usually broken out within a couple days of a storm. The Jackson side is broken out even earlier. Most folks head up Jackson and if the winds are too high they skip...
  5. I see in the local paper that the Cog is...

    I see in the local paper that the Cog is appearing before the Coos County planning board to get a permit after the fact presumably for the leantos they built previously at the next Coos County...
  6. CMP is getting ready for the referendum being...

    CMP is getting ready for the referendum being approved https://www.pressherald.com/2019/11/30/pac-to-argue-for-bringing-canadian-hydropower-to-new-england/
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    Western Maine - High Peaks Campaign

    https://highpeaksalliance.org/high-peaks-initiative/

    Expect to hear about the high peaks in Western Maine in the news next year.
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    And a heck of lot easier that having a metal...

    And a heck of lot easier that having a metal detector sticking up about a foot higher than a pack.
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    I lugged a metal detector a few miles up Moody...

    I lugged a metal detector a few miles up Moody Mtn in Maine this summer including a few miles of bushwhacking to try to locate a missing AT corridor boundary marker, unfortunately I was not as...
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    Tim Sample used to do a bit about a rural Maine...

    Tim Sample used to do a bit about a rural Maine homemade Cadillac Pickup truck with a bumper sticker on the back that read "This Car has not been anywhere near the Top of Mt Washington" ;)

    I...
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    Given that they were most likely using the 1921...

    Given that they were most likely using the 1921 series USGS maps I expect determining prominences would be quite the challenge.
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    Winter Conditions up north after this last storm....

    Winter Conditions up north after this last storm. Seven to eight inches of snow up in Gorham. Depths are a bit lower on paved surfaces.

    Reportedly lots of cars and trucks with summer and all...
  13. Moving National Park Rangers to the Mexican Border

    https://news.yahoo.com/trump-park-rangers-patrol-mexican-142512154.html

    I wonder if the ulterior motive is similar to the agriculture department move to Kansas City, assign the rangers to the...
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    I haven't seen any definition of exactly what...

    I haven't seen any definition of exactly what constitutes the top of the mountain? Barring a flat granite ledge, many summits have natural loose material of unknown depth over ledge. When I see USGS...
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    Note, the pass is not free, you have to buy an...

    Note, the pass is not free, you have to buy an uphill pass which is far less money than a downhill pass. By buying the pass, NH recreational liability waiver is in effect for your hike so you can not...
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    Mt Tecumseh Elevation Article

    https://www.nhmagazine.com/a-4000-footer-controversy/

    A nice summary on the background for the decision to list Tecumseh under 4000 feet.

    Now we need the 4K committee to officially weigh in on...
  17. Sorry I was referring to prior post from the...

    Sorry I was referring to prior post from the Sikes.

    Engine Hill refers to the logging era. There is an old railroad bed that runs up Rocky Branch to where Rocky Branch made the brook crossing....
  18. Definitely is not a track just a set of...

    Definitely is not a track just a set of directions.
  19. Wow we must have passed each other. Most of the...

    Wow we must have passed each other. Most of the participants are groups of two or three so they can combine a purchase to meet the magic $100 for the extra 10% discount. One tip is the employees are...
  20. I went over this AM, got there just after...

    I went over this AM, got there just after opening. By the time I left at 10 there was line across the parking lot into a large warming tent outside the door. There was little of no mention of the...
  21. I think Roy S had actually been to the registry...

    I think Roy S had actually been to the registry of deeds and pulled the applicable deeds. I hiked with a retired local Lancaster doctor last year that lives and has lived on the road for many years...
  22. Its all been covered in the past on VFTT. Search...

    Its all been covered in the past on VFTT. Search and you will find
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    George Smith Profile

    For folks only concerned with the Whites and Central NH, the question would be who is George Smith?. For those who pay attention rto the state of Maine and arguably the truer wilderness, George Smith...
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    Its Winter up North

    Like last year, winter conditions came early this year contrary to many forecasts. I have about 4" of snow on the driveway, and the softwoods are covered with snow. Seven degrees out this morning and...
  25. I believe the annual sock sale is this weekend....

    I believe the annual sock sale is this weekend. First day of VT hunting season. They really dont advertise it much due to the popularity. I read they expanded to a new facility in Northfield and the...
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