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  1. `Did you go up the tower? The one at Round Pond...

    `Did you go up the tower? The one at Round Pond Mt. is the same, just a steel ladder although they re-did the top, per the ranger. We were up with scouts so we were not going up the tower. My son,...
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    The Allagash River Gauge as of today continues to...

    The Allagash River Gauge as of today continues to show it doesn't rain in the northern most parts of ME. Current reading is closed to the lowest daily reading than the 25% percentile reading.
  3. The global forest may have some impact on the...

    The global forest may have some impact on the climate, 580 acres annually in VT (which they say & history has bore out they don't cut it all) isn't going to change the world's climate. If you can...
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    True, you had a rare (for CT) EF-0 tornado in...

    True, you had a rare (for CT) EF-0 tornado in Thompson.

    For Irene, VT also got hammered with the Greens, Catskills and ADK's seemingly acting like a funnel. All of VT got it as I went to White...
  5. All the more reason to turnaround, there is no...

    All the more reason to turnaround, there is no shortage of white ones on the AT. (Not every tree but the foot path is pretty clear, 100's (1,000's if you all not just thru-hikers) do it every year....
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    The daily value for the past 92 years and four...

    The daily value for the past 92 years and four days past what was considered a very bad flooding event. This was 13 years after the Mansfield dam was dedicated. (small rivers, the Fenton, Mt. Hope...
  7. It's $#^ Bernard Dahl all the F over again! A...

    It's $#^ Bernard Dahl all the F over again! A retired intelligent (CPA) Professional who failed the most basic of plans by having no gear and being, Accountant, Book smart and missing a WMG and map....
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    Keeping people off the trail and from getting too...

    Keeping people off the trail and from getting too close or out of the river.

    FWIW, in looking at the CT River gauges for the Shetucket River, in Willimantic where the Willimantic and Natchaug...
  9. Maps, I rarely carry them, then again, I rarely...

    Maps, I rarely carry them, then again, I rarely go someplace I've not been many times. Bringing two first timers hopefully next week to Washington. Me and another hiker, the slow group, have at...
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    Looks like more of the rain and wind will be a CT...

    Looks like more of the rain and wind will be a CT and NYC issue if the track stays as it is now.
  11. I'd never use one, however, like most of us here,...

    I'd never use one, however, like most of us here, many of us would think of the Whites, ADK's and Southern New England as our backyards. If I don't go someplace new, I seldom bring a map and don't...
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    May be no reason to go beyond the view and the...

    May be no reason to go beyond the view and the campsite as the next best views are on the Greylock summit you said you had no time for. It would only be a couple of hours of easy hiking or easy to...
  13. CT is at the 3rd or 4th wettest July ever and...

    CT is at the 3rd or 4th wettest July ever and it's just the 17th. (Those were numbers through the 16th and more Thunderstorms today.) Meanwhile the Allagash continues to be just over two feet...
  14. FWIW, NH isn't the only state spending Covid...

    FWIW, NH isn't the only state spending Covid funding.
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    Wild Blueberries are out

    I was out last week in Central NH (my hiking partner said I couldn't say where) just shy of the Whites and over 2,000 feet where the mostly bare and rocky summit had many blueberry plants and the...
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    On a very rainy day, (they closed the park and...

    On a very rainy day, (they closed the park and water was coming over the perimeter road) I attempted Doubletop from the South in the 2000's. The walk over the beaver dam was under calf deep water...
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    Probably a safe generalization when looking at...

    Probably a safe generalization when looking at their membership location and which states have higher vaccination rates.
  18. I'm watching two rivers near me for canoeing and...

    I'm watching two rivers near me for canoeing and the Allagash. All are below three feet as of mid-morning on Father's Day. Rain is a big key. Sorry for those on vacation in July in northern...
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    I don't do it in other facets of my life so I...

    I don't do it in other facets of my life so I would say no. I've picked and chosen my own list of which peaks i might do in all 12 months, not all 48. I keep going back to favorites and not...
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    Was out over the weekend at Bailey's Ravine in...

    Was out over the weekend at Bailey's Ravine in Franklin CT and found some still.
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    Welcome, As a hiker who should weigh quite a...

    Welcome,

    As a hiker who should weigh quite a bit less, I feel your pain. I do day-hike mostly so again pack weight something I trim. I've started getting up earlier so I can still do hikes but...
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    some pockets left still in Central also....

    some pockets left still in Central also. (Shenipsit Loop on Birch Mountain just West of Gay City)
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    I get them more in CT in tall grass so I avoid...

    I get them more in CT in tall grass so I avoid that. I'm thinking we need to rename the Black Pond bushwhack as the Black Pond Herd path or unmaintained trail. I don't do much whacking, Fort,...
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    Having the initials of MAP (so APP = appetizer)...

    Having the initials of MAP (so APP = appetizer) and looking at the picture bikehikeskifish sent, that would seem like a hard path to lose when there is no snow. At this point, I'd be curious what...
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    Well, that's a low bar. I would be touched if my...

    Well, that's a low bar. I would be touched if my friends had arranged to borrow a bunch of WMNF and ADK signs to set up in my house if I was in hospice. (With the understanding that after the...
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