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  1. Unfortunately the native ladybugs don't swarm......

    Unfortunately the native ladybugs don't swarm... only the invasive Asian ladybugs. The invasive types also bite.
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    Thanks for all the options! VFTT is awesome....

    Thanks for all the options! VFTT is awesome. Happy Holidays!
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    Two family rental chalet in NH?

    I know this is late, but I am trying to link up with a friend over the holidays(post newyears actually) to do some X-country skiing, maybe winter hiking, if no snow shows up. He is in New York, I am...
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    Perhaps... or perhaps the humans were not using...

    Perhaps... or perhaps the humans were not using the hoists properly (Bears smarter than people?) or they needed to be improved. Trust me, the well made ones work.... however, I have seen many...
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    I am not up to speed on this issue, but why...

    I am not up to speed on this issue, but why aren't they installing proper bear poles (ration hoisting systems) or large fixed bear canisters at the campsites? They are pretty much a given at most...
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    Thanks to you all for replying... I think we will...

    Thanks to you all for replying... I think we will head to Flagstaff and hike the Bigelows...
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    Ahhh... thanks for the info, but we are headed...

    Ahhh... thanks for the info, but we are headed west. Looking for a spot roughly 1/2 way between Bangor and Mount Royal (Montréal). Good to know though, because my wife and I might camp out that way...
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    I climbed the Grand Teton with a friend who had...

    I climbed the Grand Teton with a friend who had been weathered off 3 times before. Let me tell you, we were happy to be heading down before noon, because rain was moving before we got back to the...
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    Looking for quiet campground/quick hike

    Hey all... My wife and I will be driving from Bangor to Montreal and were looking to spend one night in a campground somewhere in Maine, NH or the Magog region of Québec. We were hoping to find a...
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    I love my whisperlight International... even ran...

    I love my whisperlight International... even ran Military fuel in it when I was in the army. However I did have the flow valve gasket fail in Baxter this spring and I did not have the right...
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    I mentioned it in the another recent bear post,...

    I mentioned it in the another recent bear post, but is deserves mentioning again here. Terry DeBruyn's book Walking with Bears is an excellent account of one researcher's work with black bears,...
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    Pepper Spray is nasty... we had to use it on each...

    Pepper Spray is nasty... we had to use it on each other during training. Basically the second half of the day was a wash. All the trainees went back to the lodge and showered and then proceeded to...
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    Now that you mention it... the deer flies were...

    Now that you mention it... the deer flies were kinda thick Thursday evening on my owl survey (Fredericton, New Brunswick).

    Worst I ever saw though was in '95 at Fort Drum, NY. We decided to run...
  14. The theory of the big heavy boot (as it was...

    The theory of the big heavy boot (as it was explained to me) is that the muscles in your feet are not as strong as the muscles in your legs. Which is why, at the end of a long day backpacking, you...
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    It should also be noted that volunteer SAR teams...

    It should also be noted that volunteer SAR teams are getting ever more sophisticated and higher standards of training are required. Managing a Lost Person Incident(MLPI) training is required to be a...
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    I should clarify my previous post. I heard from...

    I should clarify my previous post. I heard from someone who was hiking through the Chilkoot this past week that the "hikers" involved in the incident were actually participating in a reality TV /...
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    Don't forget that out West there is a lot more...

    Don't forget that out West there is a lot more Federal Land in Parks and National Forests, etc... it ends up being a Fed issue more often than State.

    I might add that hunters and Fisherman were...
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    I spy

    The hikers may (ahem) have been part of a reality TV show... Did you see that little bird in the window? (BTW They are called Park Wardens in Canada, not Rangers)
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    Makes you wonder what they put in the 3M products...

    Makes you wonder what they put in the 3M products doesn't it? I used to use that stuff in the army... pretty awesome, but maybe I was poisoning myself.

    I just used the Nikwax TX-Direct Spray-on...
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    A tornado actually did hit Maine this past...

    A tornado actually did hit Maine this past week...

    http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/145169.html
  21. As a Mainer living in NB I just got the chance to...

    As a Mainer living in NB I just got the chance to hike Mount Carleton a few weeks ago and I highly recommend it. Of course we were there during the first weekend and the trails hadn't been cleared. ...
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    LOL.... I haven't seen Keel since about 1991 when...

    LOL.... I haven't seen Keel since about 1991 when I helped him with wood-duck banding on Swan Island in the Kennebec. Thanks for posting the video link!
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    Funny, I was just talking about all there is to...

    Funny, I was just talking about all there is to discover in Baxter without having to bag a peak... Katahdin is beautiful to look at from many of the lakes trails and ponds in the area.

    Nice trip...
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    BSP: More than a Mountain

    Way back before this site crashed (in like 2003) there was huge heated discussion about what the BSP Commission was going to do about the over use of the trail systems damaging the ecosystems. They...
  25. Any further info on this?

    Any further info on this?
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