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  1. Something a little odd I noticed yesterday. We...

    Something a little odd I noticed yesterday. We did Monroe, Washington, and Jefferson via the Ammo-Jewell “loop.” Parked in the USFS lot but then walked up the road to access Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail...
  2. >> I think Roy S had actually been to the...

    >> I think Roy S had actually been to the registry of deeds and pulled the applicable deeds.

    Roy May have done it. So did I. There are a couple different rights of way. Probably a moot point...
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    When gated, you can still climb the Osceolas via...

    When gated, you can still climb the Osceolas via Tripoli Road - and I highly recommend it - but most hikers don’t like to walk that far. :rolleyes:
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    Strange indeed. Read the book a couple of years...

    Strange indeed. Read the book a couple of years ago and was particularly interested in the theory regarding wind and low-frequency sound waves so did my own research and I discovered that the...
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    Since the 48 have been done in under 4 days in...

    Since the 48 have been done in under 4 days in summer and under 7 in winter (under 5 and just over 8 myself, respectively), the least number of days to do the Grid should be around 66? 78? At least...
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    12-14” of heavy, wet snow at 850 ft. in NEK...

    12-14” of heavy, wet snow at 850 ft. in NEK Vermont. Still snowing...
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    You may like the mountains in my “backyard,” the...

    You may like the mountains in my “backyard,” the Willoughby Lake region of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Specifically Wheeler Mountain and Mount Pisgah.
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    NH? Blasphemy! :D My contribution was an old...

    NH? Blasphemy! :D My contribution was an old “See Vermont” era VT plate.

    Spencer, I used to run 100 miler ultras regularly so have had many adventures in the 16-32 hour time range.
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    In the Whites about 28 hours doing a winter...

    In the Whites about 28 hours doing a winter 13-peak Pemi Loop, including Owls Head. Lots of trail breaking.

    Outside the Whites ~32 +/- hours at Hardrock 100 x 3 and Barkley x 2.
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    Yes, I remember taking certain “writer’s...

    Yes, I remember taking certain “writer’s liberties” in filling out those applications in the mid 90s. :D
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    Green Mountain Club has a couple of cabins at...

    Green Mountain Club has a couple of cabins at Wheeler Pond in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont:

    https://www.greenmountainclub.org/about/gmc-rental-cabins/wheeler-pond-camps/
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    Aah, thank you. That sounds better!

    Aah, thank you. That sounds better!
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    FORTY people on a Meetup hike in designated...

    FORTY people on a Meetup hike in designated wilderness? Did I read that correctly?
    :mad: :confused:
  14. Did Hancock Notch Trail all the way through once...

    Did Hancock Notch Trail all the way through once in the early 2000s and said “never again.” And I have never done it again.

    (I hike in trail runners 100% in summer and fall. Don’t mind the feet...
  15. One could argue that coyotes are smarter and/or...

    One could argue that coyotes are smarter and/or more considerate than many humans then. :rolleyes:
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    Did a Presi Traverse yesterday and saw bear...

    Did a Presi Traverse yesterday and saw bear tracks between Franklin and Eisenhower. Second time I have seen bear tracks in that area area. 4500 feet!
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    What everyone ^^ said. Would add that while...

    What everyone ^^ said.

    Would add that while map & compass skills are essential, some of us choose to use our techie toys because they are fun. I love recording tracks on my bushwhacks (but...
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    Yes, Vermont’s NEK is awful. Come spend your...

    Yes, Vermont’s NEK is awful. Come spend your money, but please don’t move here. :D
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    And I thought I was the only one. :D

    And I thought I was the only one. :D
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    But both Mt. Tecumseh and Mt. Osceola Trails from...

    But both Mt. Tecumseh and Mt. Osceola Trails from Tripoli Road are wonderful winter hikes if you’re up for the extra mileage and solitude. By doing the Osceolas from Tripoli Road, one can also avoid...
  21. There’s the bait. What’s the switch? Here’s...

    There’s the bait. What’s the switch?

    Here’s their horrible NPS funding proposal:

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2281851/trumps-budget-will-destroy-national-parks
  22. This happened in 1982, not 1978. I was a kid but...

    This happened in 1982, not 1978. I was a kid but remember hearing about it.

    For those interested, Alison Osius wrote an excellent book, ‘Second Ascent: The Story of Hugh Herr.’
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    I had the exact thought as Chris B. Top of Ammo...

    I had the exact thought as Chris B. Top of Ammo Trail can be SO hard to pick out in winter conditions that wands are a great idea. Wednesday was so nice, however - I was on Pierce and Eisenhower -...
  24. Think I answered this question the last time it...

    Think I answered this question the last time it was posed, but... Long-term hiking should involve whatever it is you want it to involve! Some of us thrive on lists, others don't. HYOH! Be true to...
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    I have no problem paying a $10 parking fee. I...

    I have no problem paying a $10 parking fee.

    I do have a problem giving money to the particular person who wants to build a hotel in the alpine zone on Mt. Washington.

    I’ve been winter hiking...
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