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  1. Incredibly odd development in the Geraldine Largay case

    http://bangordailynews.com/2016/05/25/outdoors/report-missing-hiker-was-alive-for-at-least-26-days-after-her-disappearance/

    This is staggering...
  2. Found brand new BD poles at Lincoln Woods th

    Found a brand spanking new pair of BD poles leaning against my car on Wednesday at the Lincoln Woods lot - left em' w/ the ranger
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    I used a Sawyer Squeeze on my thruhikes as a...

    I used a Sawyer Squeeze on my thruhikes as a gravity feed setup and it worked incredibly well.

    I carry a 70oz platypus bag with a string attatched to the end points. I will the bag with raw water,...
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    Very sad, my heartfelt condolences to his family...

    Very sad, my heartfelt condolences to his family & friends.

    Slightly off topic but worth mentioning, a couple people have mentioned wearing a helmet while hiking icy trails. A climbing helmet is...
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    Congratulations and welcome to the club :)

    Congratulations and welcome to the club :)
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    I am absolutely doing this! Maybe in the...

    I am absolutely doing this! Maybe in the winter...
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    aww shucks... :)

    aww shucks... :)
  8. Wow - they appear identical other than the size,...

    Wow - they appear identical other than the size, are there other identifying traits to notice?
  9. Beware! Giant Hogweed at Dry River Shelter #2

    While hiking Isolation yesterday, we visited the Dry River Shelter #2 where I was horrified to see a patch of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum Mantegazzianum) growing less than ten feet from the shelter...
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    The scourge of every trail maintainer...

    The scourge of every trail maintainer...
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    I rented a Wild Ideas Bearikade for my PCT hike....

    I rented a Wild Ideas Bearikade for my PCT hike. They come on two sizes, and are made of carbon fiber - they weigh almost a pound less that the other canister-style options. Highly recommended, but...
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    I remember one spot where the trail & stream are...

    I remember one spot where the trail & stream are one and you could possibly veer off course but otherwise it's pretty straightforward.
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    Bemis Stream Trail closure

    Just a heads up - the Bemis Stream Trail is closed for the remainder of the season due to extensive logging operations.

    This trail parallels the AT, offering an opportunity for a loop hike.
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    As I have stated many times on this forum we...

    As I have stated many times on this forum we could REALLY use help maintaining the Grafton Loop Trail. The MATC is a wonderful group of people dedicated to maintaining trails - please feel free to...
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    This has been the official notice for quite a...

    This has been the official notice for quite a while now - I spoke to someone at the WMNF Saco Ranger Station this week and the unofficial word is that they are working on it, and it should be...
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    I maintain the section of the east loop from The...

    I maintain the section of the east loop from The Lane campsite to the third crossing of Wright Brook.
    As an update, I know that Long Mountain was cleared last week and I am going to be spending...
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    Rocky Branch trail work?

    Wondering if anyone here knows the status of the closed section of the Rocky Branch Trail (between Stairs Col and the #2 Shelter) - I thought I had read somewhere that there were plans to repair it...
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    "The Notch hits the crotch, but the Arm does the...

    "The Notch hits the crotch, but the Arm does the harm" - shelter journal entry from Speck Pond shelter
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    Wow - I clearly stand corrected! I have been...

    Wow - I clearly stand corrected! I have been following this issue and hadn't seen this decision, I had heard about the possibility of two separate ADZPCTKO dates and a voluntary start date...
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    Just to clarify, there is no usage cap on the...

    Just to clarify, there is no usage cap on the PCT. PCT hikers are required to carry a (free) permit, but mine was never checked - although as you mentioned, in the JMT section there is occasional...
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    I recall the words of my ice climbing buddy at...

    I recall the words of my ice climbing buddy at the top of the first pitch if Hitchcock Gully - "There's some good dirt up here!"
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    When that one little branch that acts as a...

    When that one little branch that acts as a foothold finally is gone, it's going get a whole lot trickier!
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    Walking from the car into Starbucks or sweating...

    Walking from the car into Starbucks or sweating profusely while hiking uphill.
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    Bridge was still out in Nov 2014

    Bridge was still out in Nov 2014
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    My Dad purchased & insisted I carry a PLB on my...

    My Dad purchased & insisted I carry a PLB on my thruhike. I stopped carrying it when I returned home but while on some more remote solo winter hikes I thought "wouldn't I feel stupid if I were to be...
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