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    From the WMNF Facebook page earlier today: ...

    From the WMNF Facebook page earlier today:

    Today, Saturday, we're seeing summer levels of traffic on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, with trailhead parking lots overflowing onto the roadway.

    The...
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    The snow was wet when it fell yesterday, but it's...

    The snow was wet when it fell yesterday, but it's dried out with the colder temps so you can expect mostly powder on Saturday.
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    It will be interesting to see how this is...

    It will be interesting to see how this is implemented at Acadia National Park, which has been consistently enforcing the traditional non-motorized use of the carriage roads. For the last two years...
  4. Yes, there has been overflow for some years, but...

    Yes, there has been overflow for some years, but not at the current levels, which is prompting WODC and other organizations to take the parking issue more seriously than they have in the past.
  5. Thread drift: The problem is widespread. The...

    Thread drift: The problem is widespread. The Wonalancet parking lot is regularly overfilled, with a long line of cars parked along the road (to the dismay of the neighbors).
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    The pass is good for 12 months from when it is...

    The pass is good for 12 months from when it is issued. They cut out a notch for the month so it's visible from either side.
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    We saw one crossing the road at Cape Breton...

    We saw one crossing the road at Cape Breton Highlands some years ago. Definitely a large cat with a long curved tail. It was very distinctive. We reported it to the park and were quizzed at some...
  8. U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National...

    U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National Forest
    USDA Forest Service Issues Final Decision to Permit the Northern Pass Transmission Line

    January 5, 2018 Today the USDA Forest Service issued a...
  9. Based on this thread, I was apprehensive about...

    Based on this thread, I was apprehensive about 60CSX compatibility with Windows-10, but I've just built a new Windows-10 system (Creators Edition, 64 bit) and have had no trouble at all with...
  10. I think that was an access to Black Mountain...

    I think that was an access to Black Mountain Pond, providing the shortest route for construction and maintenance of the former shelter. I suspect it still sees occasion use by hikers and campers...
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    You can drive all the way to the Liberty Trail...

    You can drive all the way to the Liberty Trail parking lot. The road is never gated, just not plowed in winter.
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    WODC Volunteer Trail Days

    The Wonalancet Our Door Club has just released the schedule for volunteer work trips for 2017. See the Spring trails report (below) for details, also available at www.wodc.org/trails17.htm


    2017...
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    If many people use the covered bridge NB there...

    If many people use the covered bridge NB there will clearly be congestion and delays at the bridge, since it only has a single lane. So it is certainly hoped that drivers will want to keep moving...
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    That will only happen for those who specifically...

    That will only happen for those who specifically know about the covered bridge. Otherwise the signage will direct all northbound traffic to continue straight through the Conway lights to route 302,...
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    A lot of the summer work in the WMNF is conducted...

    A lot of the summer work in the WMNF is conducted by seasonal employees, so the hiring freeze could be an issue. However, many of these individuals are "permanent part time", so they're not actually...
  16. It appears that you take a day pass at the TH and...

    It appears that you take a day pass at the TH and write in your pass number in the designated box. One part goes in the iron ranger and the other on your dash, just as if you were paying cash.
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    We actually skied from Lost Pass to the Sleepers,...

    We actually skied from Lost Pass to the Sleepers, following the route of the old Woodbury Trail, so bushwacking down shouldn't be that bad. Of course, the route is long abandoned, hard to find, and...
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    It's done! Here's the White House announcement:...

    It's done! Here's the White House announcement:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/24/fact-sheet-president-obama-designates-national-monument-maines-north

    And here's the full...
  19. Yes, he still owns the land. His reasons for...

    Yes, he still owns the land. His reasons for closing the trail have never been clear, but he basically doesn't want other people crossing his land.

    Mods: Perhaps it's time to move this to a new...
  20. The section of McCrillis Path that crosses...

    The section of McCrillis Path that crosses private land was closed by the landowner. For complete details please see the November 2012 issue of the WODC Newsletter at...
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    The island campsites you're referring to are...

    The island campsites you're referring to are probably on Isle au Haut. Part of the island is part of Acadia National park
    https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/duckharbor.htm
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    Actually, this isn't scoping of the actual bridge...

    Actually, this isn't scoping of the actual bridge removal, but just for mitigation measures pertaining to removal of a historic structure. It's a seemingly subtle but significant difference. I'm...
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    It's groomed by one of the snowmobile clubs -...

    It's groomed by one of the snowmobile clubs - basically it's dragged and packed. It's a primary snowmobile trail, although the traffic is very light at the moment.
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    The groomer was out last wednesday 1/20 with...

    The groomer was out last wednesday 1/20 with about 6-8 inches of snow on the road. The gates have recently opened for over-snow use, but there was very little snowmobile traffic. Much less snow...
  25. The full text of the bill is here: ...

    The full text of the bill is here: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=624&txtFormat=html

    The primary intent of the bill is to indemnify volunteers working on state...
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