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  1. The reason for the post is that someone in the...

    The reason for the post is that someone in the hiking community may have know the victim. Although I expect the 100 highest community has probably expanded substantially over the years in the old...
  2. 100 Highest List tie in to recent NH murder

    https://www.conwaydailysun.com/berlin_sun/news/local/police-jaffrey-man-killed-wifes-lover-ordered-her-to-behead-him/article_05c65cd2-fffa-11ea-929f-47db9ee642ba.html#utm_source=conwaydailysun.com&utm...
  3. Totally IMHO is the bypass is so obvious that...

    Totally IMHO is the bypass is so obvious that someone decided to make things very clear on the direction of the official trail. The bypass has a fundamental problem that it starts out very obvious...
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    Warning thread drift- A former coworker who was a...

    Warning thread drift- A former coworker who was a surveyor did a quick survey for a friend of mine. I did the research and a lot of the leg work. He gave them a deal off his normal rate and we did...
  5. Mass Residents now exempt from Quarantine for visiting Maine

    https://www.wmtw.com/article/massachusetts-added-to-states-exempt-from-maines-quarantine-testing-requirements/34130204

    I wonder if BSP and Acadia will see a late season spike?
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    I worked for an old time surveyor during college...

    I worked for an old time surveyor during college in the nineteen eighties. He was near retirement. We worked for a utility and did surveys and deed research on occasion. We used old fashioned steel...
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    The goal for the tablets is not for visibility,...

    The goal for the tablets is not for visibility, it was to install permanently installed points of reference at points about 900 yards apart and at all angles in the property line. The best permanent...
  8. Climber killed in climbing accident on Cannon Cliffs

    https://patch.com/new-hampshire/across-nh/somerville-mass-man-dies-climbing-incident-white-mountains

    RIP
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    So that is the technology for finding tablets ;).

    So that is the technology for finding tablets ;).
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    That time of year again - Fall hiking

    The fall Equinox officially occurs on the 22nd at 9:31 AM by one source. Its probably been one of the weirder summer hiking seasons on record. I expect many outdoor organizations with field programs...
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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...
  16. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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