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  1. There is reportedly an interview with his son...

    There is reportedly an interview with his son with background in the Boston Globe behind a paywall.

    With respect to cold weather hiking, wind and cold can be managed with the right gear but add in...
  2. This is the probably the best article I have seen...

    This is the probably the best article I have seen of last weekends rescues...
  3. There were several other documented calls for...

    There were several other documented calls for rescue and some undetailed ones. One person was backpacking on the Centennial trail (AT) in Shelburne and had a leg injury that had to be carried down,...
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    If you have a chance, the ridge line between...

    If you have a chance, the ridge line between Goose eye and the entrance to the notch is a remarkably open ridgeline hike. Hard to beat in the fall.
  5. I have always thought its the weekend closest to...

    I have always thought its the weekend closest to the Solstice. I think Saturday is bit more popular than Sunday of that weekend as most folks need to rest up a day after the hike. One of the...
  6. Hiker Rescue yesterday on Washington (Mt Clay)

    I was mentioning to someone yesterday that I would not be surprised if there was a rescue this weekend due to the potential hypothermia conditions that came in quickly over night on Friday. Its also...
  7. Great work, it goes back to the days when the...

    Great work, it goes back to the days when the hiking forum was just a part of VFTT with a very active climbing forum.
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    Apparently at one time the original owner was the...

    Apparently at one time the original owner was the inventor of paper bag converting equipment and the long tall brick building is where they converted paper into the bags. BTW the town was originally...
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    The local co-owner of the Gilman operation is the...

    The local co-owner of the Gilman operation is the former mill manager. He and his partners own the adjacent hydro dam as well as the former mill complex. He has been trying many various ventures to...
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    Its easy to forget, My guess is few folks would...

    Its easy to forget, My guess is few folks would even be able to find it ;)
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    Lincoln Maine. I forgot about Lincoln NH, it was...

    Lincoln Maine. I forgot about Lincoln NH, it was quite the armpit when I first had a chance to visit Lincoln in high school. It was actually a business owner in NH that scrapped out the place and...
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    I used to spend a couple of million dollars a...

    I used to spend a couple of million dollars a year trying to reduce the odor. Quantitatively we were successful but some of the compounds could be smelled at parts per billion so for most folks from...
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    Local Berlin News

    Some folks appreciate an update on occasion, if you dont, feel free to browse on

    Who would have thought ? https://realestate.boston.com/news/2022/06/15/nh-city-makes-best-affordable-list/ The...
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    The best way to describe the beginning of the...

    The best way to describe the beginning of the herd path to the swath is leave the summit sign and walk across the bog bridges to the other side of the bog to a patch of woods. At one point the bog...
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    You are lucky, frequently in a dog pack situation...

    You are lucky, frequently in a dog pack situation one dog starts it and the others join in. Not sure if the insurance companies are still blacklisting specific breeds in VT but they were at one...
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    The DC 3 is on the AT boundary swath. I have not...

    The DC 3 is on the AT boundary swath. I have not been there for years but once the yellow blazed boundary is reached via heard paths go west. One wind is directly on the swath.
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    My belief is that the state now owns and controls...

    My belief is that the state now owns and controls the "summit circle" in its entirety so just gray out everything in the circle. The rectangular area is also state owned. Note that does not mean...
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    There was also a plan to extend the carriage road...

    There was also a plan to extend the carriage road south along along the ridge to Crawford Notch.
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    Mt Washington Master Plan Hearing

    https://indepthnh.org/2022/06/10/mount-washington-state-park-subject-of-summer-master-plan-hearings/

    Interesting discussion about possible summit access restrictions.
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    Its not that much farther to visit the DC wreck....

    Its not that much farther to visit the DC wreck. Even if you do not go to the wreck its worth taking a walk south on the AT to the other patch of alpine zone.
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    BTW Peter Lmmer and sons has been sold to a new...

    BTW Peter Lmmer and sons has been sold to a new owner that had apprenticed there. They sold the building long ago but kept the shop there.

    I have to go up one size on boots to get enough width. I...
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    My guess is the FS would rather not haul in lots...

    My guess is the FS would rather not haul in lots of gravel to fill in the major rut in the road and the bridge approaches until they need to. The prior road and trailhead was way to close to the...
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    When I was there last the bridge was fine, it was...

    When I was there last the bridge was fine, it was the approaches and 1/4 mile of the road bed south of there that were not in such good shape.
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    Bike Week Starts Saturday

    Runs from this Saturday to Fathers Day weekend. They are supposed to be running back to normal but the hype seems to be a lot quieter. Being the first big summer events this may indicate the impact...
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    That lower 1/2 mile is clear, its just the trail...

    That lower 1/2 mile is clear, its just the trail bed is washed out in many locations due to active slides. There would need to be major relocation to miss them and given its a Wilderness area, I do...
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