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    For some reason the NH tourist bureau doesn't...

    For some reason the NH tourist bureau doesn't seem to publicize the leeches that infest most of the ponds in northern NH;).
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    Not sure RMC membership numbers are struggling as...

    Not sure RMC membership numbers are struggling as much as the active local members who are actively hiking seem to be going down. My guess is getting an on line presence may have increased membership...
  3. For those in the area, the Coos County Planning...

    For those in the area, the Coos County Planning Board is meeting Wednesday Night in Berlin

    https://www.cooscountynh.us/sites/cooscountynh/files/agendas/june_19_agenda.pdf

    They reference a...
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    Thanks all, That Weeks traverse is a nice piece...

    Thanks all, That Weeks traverse is a nice piece of territory that I think a lot of folks miss due to the logistics. Over the years I have shuttled a few folks when their schedule and mine line up....
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    Kilkenny Ridge Trail 6/16

    I had a chance to go revisit the Kilkenny Ridge trail yesterday to join my friend on her redlining quest. This trail and I go way back as I was one of the folks who blazed the entire length of it one...
  6. I am not aware if there is any organized attempts...

    I am not aware if there is any organized attempts at hiker education at Pinkham like there are at Appalachia and Franconia Ridge. Obviously plenty of info inside the visitors center but its easier to...
  7. CONTINUED THREAD DRIFT This technology looks...

    CONTINUED THREAD DRIFT

    This technology looks promising https://www.powermag.com/a-thorium-molten-salt-reactor-when-and-where-you-need-it/?pagenum=1, the US did al the research but abandoned it as...
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    The black flies (which are normally not a major...

    The black flies (which are normally not a major issue at my house in Gorham) have faded away but the mosquitoes have come back with a vengeance especially in the later afternoon/evening. Not sure how...
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    Definitely not a great weekend given chances of...

    Definitely not a great weekend given chances of rain everyday.
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    Once the snow pack is gone and trees are leafed...

    Once the snow pack is gone and trees are leafed out, the river can be crossed up near the Black Angel trail but unless prolonged drought conditions its far more risky anywhere north of there. The...
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    Grafton Notch is usually just a bit too far of a...

    Grafton Notch is usually just a bit too far of a drive most people from Mass and CT. There are far fewer folks on the trails except for Screw Auger Falls which give the Basin in Franconia Notch a run...
  12. If you want an analysis. here you go...

    If you want an analysis. here you go https://bangordailynews.com/2019/06/10/mainefocus/the-money-at-stake-in-the-battle-over-cmps-145-mile-electric-line/

    Unfortunately it doesn't resolve the net...
  13. The problem is as currently configured the...

    The problem is as currently configured the project is more sleight of hand fossil then it is hydro. It depends where you draw the boundaries. If you draw the boundary at the Mass border, then yes the...
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    What was PNSY ??

    What was PNSY ??
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    IMO the rational for the auto road and cog to...

    IMO the rational for the auto road and cog to subsidize the obs museum is to supply an attraction at the summit for the visitors when weather is not so good. If it is a clear sunny day at the summit,...
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    The other members and chairman of the Mt...

    The other members and chairman of the Mt Washington Commission were saying the same thing two years ago but Presby has decided to kick the "hornets nest" or "the old boy network" as you see fit to...
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    This article has some more info ...

    This article has some more info

    https://www.conwaydailysun.com/news/local/obs-sues-cog-railway-over-lack-of-payment/article_f4bb3408-87c8-11e9-b8ff-2f51c16048bb.html

    The Cog threatened to put...
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    Observatory Sues Cog

    https://www.unionleader.com/news/business/mount-washington-observatory-sues-cog-railway/article_29f61247-d24a-5ae2-a05c-916f6d836bff.html

    This could open the "can of worms" on summit rights and...
  19. Boy, this sounds real familiar ...

    Boy, this sounds real familiar

    https://energynews.us/2019/06/04/northeast/developer-says-burying-power-line-through-maine-woods-is-not-practical/
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    There is also a genetic component to altitude...

    There is also a genetic component to altitude tolerance. The folks in Nepal at hihg altitude have evolved to deal with it.
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    FYI - Hiking the entire ridge is long day with...

    FYI - Hiking the entire ridge is long day with long road walk at the end of the day. The most popular loop is parking at Stratton Pond Brook Road and then take the firewardens trail to a junction...
  22. Looks like the opposition to the project is...

    Looks like the opposition to the project is rising https://www.pressherald.com/2019/06/01/growing-number-of-towns-revolt-against-cmp-transmission-line/
  23. Reportedly MHT and AMC are both in this mode. The...

    Reportedly MHT and AMC are both in this mode. The former chairman of LL Beans was a big contributor to both systems. MHT is somewhat closer to the target users in Mass than AMC but its a long haul to...
  24. WIP Work In Progress. MHT is an independent non...

    WIP Work In Progress. MHT is an independent non profit. One of the problems with non profits is everyone wants to to donate money to build things but rarely on going maintenance support. Generally...
  25. Maine Huts and Trails not opening two huts for full service this summer and fall

    Grandfalls and Poplar Hut will be closed. Flagstaff Hut and Stratton Brook Hut will be open for full service summer and fall. They claim its due to lack of staff. They have had a lot of turnover in...
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