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    On another note, does anyone have a top ten...

    On another note, does anyone have a top ten summit list?

    All those you mention, and I have a few other unusual favorites.

    Isolation, believe it or not... from the base of the cog. It's a long...
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    What if...?

    WHAT IF...
    rather than asking "why don't they...?" each of us asked "how can I...?" and carried a small trash bag on every hike so we could pick up a few pieces of toilet paper, a couple candy...
  3. "Also cool was the spittoon—a trough running the...

    "Also cool was the spittoon—a trough running the length of the bar at its base."

    Bad news: that was a urinal. not a spittoon!
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    Just curious: any observations about where all...

    Just curious: any observations about where all those parked cars came from (ie NH plates vs. Flatlanders)?
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    Oh no... Corona with Lyme!

    Oh no... Corona with Lyme!
  6. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    My guess is that nobody is maintaining the...

    My guess is that nobody is maintaining the Maskoma Trail part up Smarts from Green's, though it's not in bad shape once you find it. The old Wentworth Road from the Moose Mt. col tot he Green's lot...
  7. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    Yes, that's the one. On older maps it's marked...

    Yes, that's the one. On older maps it's marked and referred to as The Appalachian Trail, and also Clark Pond or Maskoma Train, depending on whether you're connecting with Moose Mountain or Cardigan. ...
  8. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    Jazzbo- From the top if you head north on the...

    Jazzbo-

    From the top if you head north on the AT and keep an eye out you'll see a slightly overgrown trail heading off to the right with (maybe) a sign indicating the Maskoma (with a 'k') Trail...
  9. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    Up Daniel Doan and down the AT northbound is...

    Up Daniel Doan and down the AT northbound is great, but be aware that near the top the Doan Trail stays icy and muddy much later. Another great option with this is to keep going north on the AT to...
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    6'4", 230# and I do mostly day hikes with...

    6'4", 230# and I do mostly day hikes with anywhere from 0-30# in a pack. I wear 30" MSR Lightning Ascents, with 6" tails about 90% of the time, because they don't bother me at all and I"m too lazy to...
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    https://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/Technora-...

    https://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/Technora-Toughlaces-p1080.html
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    I've been happy with my Lightning Ascents with...

    I've been happy with my Lightning Ascents with the new bindings so far, though it's been a very light year. The only issue I've had is that I wear size 14 shoes and boots, and had to order the extra...
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    Mike P.: I get wha tyu['re saying about...

    Mike P.: I get wha tyu['re saying about geography, but bear in mind that what you have to offer is important, too. For example, Bretton Woods is much further from the flatlands than Loom, Waterville,...
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    Uh-oh. I hope the president doesn't know about...

    Uh-oh. I hope the president doesn't know about this.

    Seriously, does this say Haynes will pay $4.5M for the right to harvest $5M in timber over five years? That doesn't sound like a money-maker to...
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    Smart move.

    Smart move.
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    If the spikes are worn to the point of not being...

    If the spikes are worn to the point of not being useful any more, it's likely something else is about to fail as well: chain links or the rubber binding. When mine get dull enough to need sharpening...
  17. Maine power lines controversy- from "The Trek"

    https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/proposed-power-line-expansion-casts-shadow-maine-woods/

    An interesting controversy, and it seems we may be hearing much more int he months/years to come...
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    I thought the idea behind carrying rocks up the...

    I thought the idea behind carrying rocks up the high peaks was that volunteers would later use them to mark a trail on the exposed rock to protect delicate flora. Did I just dream that? If I did,...
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    Pick up your dog and hold him over your head and...

    Pick up your dog and hold him over your head and it'll be 4000'
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    Supposed to be beautiful tomorrow, though!

    Supposed to be beautiful tomorrow, though!
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    Am I dreaming or was there a bridge made of two...

    Am I dreaming or was there a bridge made of two cables, one about 6' above the other, at Stillwater Junction back in the '70s?
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    When I ran dive resorts and dive training centers...

    When I ran dive resorts and dive training centers we had similar "contracts" for our divers to sign, and while they were mostly redundant and unenforceable we felt they were very valuable if for...
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    Presidential Traverse...

    This is not really a Q&A, but check this out!

    https://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/jordan-fields-and-his-fkt-of-the-presidential-traverse/

    Jordan grew up in Woodstock VT where I work and is a...
  24. Thread: Foliage 2019

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    Past peak in Woodstock VT although you'd never...

    Past peak in Woodstock VT although you'd never know it by the number of buses!

    The forecast is for 1.5-2.5" of rain Wednesday and Thursday and 15-40 mph winds, so we can pretty much put a fork in...
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    I think it was Camp 16. If I remember right a...

    I think it was Camp 16. If I remember right a couple high school buddies and I were doing a loop out by way of Desolation; over Carrigain; back thorough Carrigain Notch to Ethan Pond; and then trying...
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