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    The whites lack "mini rangers". If anything the...

    The whites lack "mini rangers". If anything the FS is understaffed and appear to have dropped enforcement of some regulations like the 1/4 mile rule.
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    There have been other rescues that have occurred...

    There have been other rescues that have occurred that have not made it on VFTT but as the prior poster indicated probably not worth a thread.

    There have been a steady stream of ATV accidents....
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    I saw the helicopter fly over my house. It was...

    I saw the helicopter fly over my house. It was Flags on the 48 day so thought it was tied to the that event.
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    Gene mentioned it in the WMG 100th anniversary...

    Gene mentioned it in the WMG 100th anniversary volume in his perspective piece. He was the son of a papermill manager and was allegedly offered Conscientious Objector status (a stint in a non combat...
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    Some drift Year ago in the precommercial pre...

    Some drift

    Year ago in the precommercial pre WWW era of the internet my brother read on rec.backcountry that if a private individual ordered $500 worth of USGS maps they were considered a dealer...
  6. Yup I have the 1940 version, I always thought it...

    Yup I have the 1940 version, I always thought it was special edition of a standard map.
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    Thanks, the link worked for me.

    Thanks, the link worked for me.
  8. More drift I worked for water utility in...

    More drift

    I worked for water utility in Portland that kept track of the water level in Sebago Lake which is near the Brownfield watershed. The water level in Sebago was the lowest it had been...
  9. Parts of NH are in moderate drought, the whites...

    Parts of NH are in moderate drought, the whites are "abnormally dry". I have observed maple trees that are stressed are starting to show some color change.

    I pump water for my home garden using a...
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    My understanding was its was a carriage road...

    My understanding was its was a carriage road associated with the large Hotel Complex (long gone) where the Highland Center is now located. My guess is their competition was the Glen House in Pinkham...
  11. User pays makes sense to me, I really would not...

    User pays makes sense to me, I really would not want to subsidize visitors to the summit of Mt Washington so that they can use the facilities when a major percentage of them are being delivered by...
  12. Yup you are right, the Madison Gulf bridge is...

    Yup you are right, the Madison Gulf bridge is still there, although its decidedly a shorter span bridge.

    I was a bit beat at the end of the day so I didnt spend a lot of time looking around the...
  13. It does not cost anything to climb Katahdin, the...

    It does not cost anything to climb Katahdin, the fee paid by out of state residents is a road fee for auto access to the road system.
  14. IMHO, The cog and auto road will just raise their...

    IMHO, The cog and auto road will just raise their rates to cover their guests. Hikers have a choice, they can pay to play or not use the facilities at the summit. As far as I know there will be no...
  15. Roaming through the Dry River Wilderness

    It has been literally decades since I have been in the Dry River drainage and my last visit to Mt Isolation's summit was over 10 years ago. I have been trying to stay away from the major trailheads...
  16. Thanks for the link and insight.

    Thanks for the link and insight.
  17. There are public safety radio repeaters supported...

    There are public safety radio repeaters supported located on the summit to support communication networks like State Police and Fish and Game but my understanding (based on some of the news articles...
  18. I do wonder why the public is having to pay to...

    I do wonder why the public is having to pay to replace the Yankee building. The state may own it but the public has no access to it. It main purpose to house telecom and transmitter equipment.
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    Phll Werner proposed an alternative a few years...

    Phll Werner proposed an alternative a few years ago. I cant remember the details but I think staying at AMC huts was okay. I think Mats formalized the unsupported concept on VFTT.
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    A Direttissima attempt

    https://www.wcax.com/2020/09/01/managing-the-white-mountains/

    Wow hauling 10 days of food adds some effort. Many attempts and near attempts in the past were scheduled around the summer solstice to...
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    IMO, they can put more customers through the...

    IMO, they can put more customers through the place with no reservations.
  22. Proposed Administration Fee for Summit Building on Mt Washington

    Looks like years of under investment on the summit are catching up.

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    Definitely an impressive accomplishment. What...

    Definitely an impressive accomplishment.

    What next? ;)
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    New ATV traffic pattern in Gorham

    A FYI to someone trying to drive through Gorham starting this week, the way that ATVs access the ATV trail network is changing. Previously all ATV traffic from the commercial strip in Gorham south of...
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    EMS has been a trademarked brand name only for...

    EMS has been a trademarked brand name only for several years. Last thing I knew the trademark was owned by Dicks Sporting Goods.

    Like many things good companies go away, sadly the EMS of old has...
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