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  1. If you first home is a place in MA with lots of...

    If you first home is a place in MA with lots of distractions and Mom and Dad buy a 2nd home up north, you might find yourself in a social and entertainment dessert, made worse by Covid-19. Mischief...
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    I believe commenting on this directly would break...

    I believe commenting on this directly would break the VFTT rules. However, if the New Englander who made, "it is what it is" so hated by sports media said all people in his locker room will wear...
  3. I'm thinking vandalism is more likely to occur...

    I'm thinking vandalism is more likely to occur where you have more bored teens and early 20 types or if you have a drug problem where some of the locals are looking for some quick goods to pawn. ...
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    There are so many maps out there measuring...

    There are so many maps out there measuring everything from positive tests to deaths. Our testing positivity rate on day's I've seen is below 1%. Three of the four members of the house have been...
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    In CT, we've had some zero death days and one...

    In CT, we've had some zero death days and one person death days so if it goes up to two, CT goes red on the map showing a large increase in the percentage of deaths. We certainly want to stay...
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    Sorry, you misunderstood me. I love the clubs. ...

    Sorry, you misunderstood me. I love the clubs. My question is, if they were to open up the buildings which tend to be empty most of the Spring, summer and fall to hikers, all it would take is one...
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    Hiking local worked well in the beginning and if...

    Hiking local worked well in the beginning and if you were just out for a day-hike, it's quite nice to be outside. At this point, we are looking at people's vacation. We have more stay-cations due...
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    That's a shame, I've stayed their many times...

    That's a shame, I've stayed their many times throughout the years including bring a group of scouts there in 2015. In the last couple of years when looking for a single night I've stayed at Top of...
  9. I agree, if they called after 9:00, had they used...

    I agree, if they called after 9:00, had they used the flashlight on another phone. Four children, age 7-14, I assume the 14 year old had a phone, was his wife there too? That would be a third...
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    Is the Doublehead Cabin open in Winter? Thinking...

    Is the Doublehead Cabin open in Winter? Thinking the view from there might be nice.

    My choice would be not to do Cabot, period. If I was looking for something to do there, I'd stop at the Horn &...
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    and the Catskills and Taconics. As we saw with...

    and the Catskills and Taconics. As we saw with Irene and Sandy, the Greens are pretty steep and water flows too quickly when it comes down in buckets
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    My personal preference on the Wildcats is to park...

    My personal preference on the Wildcats is to park at my ending point, either the Ski area or at PNVC and ride my bike down to 19 Mile. All the approaches have issues. If going up from Pinkham it's...
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    Me too Capt, in this heat, I'm usually sweating...

    Me too Capt, in this heat, I'm usually sweating and I can still see the car. Don't need to wear too many layers in the other seasons either.
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    Someone just posted a recent trip report on the...

    Someone just posted a recent trip report on the Dry River and they did not have any problems. As others said, rain will be the main issue. They should be relatively quick ups and downs as the...
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    My prayers for his family. With gyms closed and...

    My prayers for his family. With gyms closed and people inside for a couple of months or more and the heat wave, let's all be extra careful outside.
  16. Glad that he will recover, the snow arch is a...

    Glad that he will recover, the snow arch is a near annual event. Went out for a short local hiker in CT this morning and was glad to walk in a green tunnel, the open spots were places to avoid. No...
  17. On a related note, are their old school rangers...

    On a related note, are their old school rangers looking for people? In driving the same place in the last two weeks with my son who is just learning, he had forgotten the turns we made to get to a...
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    As a hint, in a few places, you may be able to...

    As a hint, in a few places, you may be able to park your car and ride a bike to a starting point. On the edges of the WMNF where the terrain is a bit flatter, or if planned correctly, park you car...
  19. A friends son is going to college this year in...

    A friends son is going to college this year in hopes of becoming a ranger. He's loved the outdoors for years and is an Eagle Scout. He's watched the Northwoods shows for a few years since they...
  20. I meant more covered when they actually happen in...

    I meant more covered when they actually happen in the media. The newspapers cover them, locals who get the paper comment about them, we cover it, I suspect when a rescue happens it is covered in the...
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    Considering the $20.00 had been up before for a...

    Considering the $20.00 had been up before for a possible facelift, I'm surprised the Harriet Tubman bill hasn't been mentioned
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    Mount do I really have do this. (Dismal...

    Mount do I really have do this. (Dismal Wilderness is already taken)

    Or Mt. Are we there yet?

    Mt. 96 Tears. Since the actual summit seems questionable, naming the peak after the biggest hit...
  23. North Woods law did do a couple of rescues, One...

    North Woods law did do a couple of rescues, One was on Garfield I believe, I forgot where the other was, may have been Lakes Region. When I saw the episode, I forgot about the event and had to look...
  24. Thank you Andrew for the second hand story from...

    Thank you Andrew for the second hand story from the ranger.

    In years past AMC Croo have been a big aid in looking for lost hikers and assisting rescue work. As we know, not everyone needing a...
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    Who would rename mountains in the National...

    Who would rename mountains in the National Forest? The State or The Feds? Washington is a State Park.

    To stay consistent, rename them all, Eisenhower, after his wife, (was her nickname a bit...
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