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    From Russell Pond there is a nice 5 mile RT trail to Wassataquoik Lake. This beautiful lake is in a very remote setting and has steep cliff faces that drop into the deep clear water. There is also a...
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    Other Joys

    Patton is a small town with a good diner and a fun Lumberman's Museum.

    Inside the Park Trout Brook Farm offers camping and canoe rentals. A short paddle down stream takes you into Grand Lake...
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    Chillin at the Mount Washington

    Forget Tripoli Road... there's a nice view of the pool from here!

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    The Randolph Mountain Club is the prototypical...

    The Randolph Mountain Club is the prototypical organization you describe. It offers a variety of hard copy books and maps for sale.

    Any RMC members care to comment on the shift to electronic...
  5. In a recent mail I got from the AMC, the...

    In a recent mail I got from the AMC, the following excerpt was included...

    Dan Rinard Departure
    After eight years of service and leadership with AMC's Maine Woods Initiative, Dan Rinard is...
  6. Thread: Hiking by App

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    I try not to be a total Luddite, but I do admit...

    I try not to be a total Luddite, but I do admit that I'm pretty Old School when it come to outdoor pursuits. Guilty as charged! ;)

    For example, I cringe when I am on the trail and I hear a cell...
  7. Agreed. Spread the love. What have you got to...

    Agreed. Spread the love. What have you got to lose?

    cb
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    Baaahhh! This sh*t is the death of adventure...

    Baaahhh!

    This sh*t is the death of adventure by a thousand cuts (or data points). It's one thing to use an app for planning, but using it while actually on a hike?

    Cool. No need anymore to...
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    Hiking by App

    I suppose it had to happen: "There's an App for that" has come to long distance hiking.

    Here's an interesting article on the increasing popularity and use of the Guthook Guide series of...
  10. Given all of the above, this might be a good year...

    Given all of the above, this might be a good year to offer your time and energy to the Park as a volunteer for a week or two.

    Their policy in the past was a free day in the Park for each day of...
  11. Not to sure how active Friends of Baxter State...

    Not to sure how active Friends of Baxter State Park is these days, but I would contact them as well.

    Historically they have had an inside line to Park management and some influence on decision...
  12. What a relief!! I think of you and that traverse...

    What a relief!! I think of you and that traverse often. Glad all is well.

    And Mt Martha is one of the more strenuous "moderate" hikes I've done. Could it be mislabeled or is it possibly me? ...
  13. Given his site is down, I must ask... Is Mr....

    Given his site is down, I must ask...

    Is Mr. Ellozy still among us?

    It was mere 15 years ago I did a one-day Presi traverse with him.

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    Motorcyclist Struck by Lightning?

    You kinda of expect strikes in the mountains as afternoon storms billow up. But here's a real strange one...

    A motorcyclist struck while riding on I 95 in Florida!! The bolt drilled right...
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    Last time I went up Dudley was in the winter. ...

    Last time I went up Dudley was in the winter. And I remember "finger rock" or some such landmark mocking me as we slogged ever higher. A great trail!!

    Hope it retains its character.
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    In the era of the $15 Life Straw, how do you not...

    In the era of the $15 Life Straw, how do you not drink from any old water trickle? Don't leave home without one.
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    So glad he’s Ok. A curious case that makes me...

    So glad he’s Ok.

    A curious case that makes me wonder about his state of mind. Sort of like the elderly guy who goes out for a walk and fails to return.
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    Here's an interesting NPR article about the...

    Here's an interesting NPR article about the situation on Everest in which a Nepalese official says...

    "In the next season, we will work to have double rope in the area below the summit so there is...
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    Exactly Skiguy! There has been a ladder in use...

    Exactly Skiguy!

    There has been a ladder in use for some time at the second step of on the Northeast Ridge route, near where Mallory and Irvine disappeared. Even Conrad Aker could not manage the...
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    In normal situations, yes. The route takes the...

    In normal situations, yes. The route takes the path of least resistance.

    In a total exercise of Monday-Morning QBing, and the with the added ignorance of never having been there, I nevertheless...
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    Great satire Spencer on what fools we mortals...

    Great satire Spencer on what fools we mortals be!!

    What is telling for me is that in the photo of the line of climbers on the Hillary Step no one takes the initiative to break out of the line and...
  22. I don't quite get the Cog hiker-animosity thing....

    I don't quite get the Cog hiker-animosity thing. The railway is an historical treasure for New England and truly unique in many ways.

    They're off coal and on diesel (by popular demand). They...
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    Big Advances in Rescue Technology

    Digital maps, SARTopo software and GPS tracking are revolutionizing the way SAR is done.

    Here's an interesting article describing how it all comes together.

    cb
  24. Wow, Fifty years accident free is a damn good...

    Wow, Fifty years accident free is a damn good record in my book!

    Is there another public transportation system you can think of that can make that claim? Plus they operate in a very harsh...
  25. Nice bit of good fortune And for Wayne too!! ...

    Nice bit of good fortune

    And for Wayne too!! Great PR as he takes his cause to the Summit Powers that BE.

    BTW: I would fully expect the Cog to assist with rescues on the western side.

    If...
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