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  1. To continue the drift, on the AT in PA and MD,...

    To continue the drift, on the AT in PA and MD, there are several shelters where the water sources are way down off the ridgeline from the shelter. A couple of them in PA have Spring #1, Spring #2,...
  2. You must be confused, I am not against natural...

    You must be confused, I am not against natural gas pipelines. The groups like Sierra Club are the ones against them. The natural gas industry are the ones that have been shot down multiple times...
  3. CPC has no relationship to power pricing in...

    CPC has no relationship to power pricing in Maine. CMP is running it through a non regulated side of the business so any profits are not factored in when they go for a rate case. All the power...
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    FYI most plastic zipties do not work very well in...

    FYI most plastic zipties do not work very well in cold weather. Steel or copper wire works better. I had a crampon failure once on Lions Head in winter conditions, the zip tie repairs just kept...
  5. If you look back to Percival Baxter, as a lawyer,...

    If you look back to Percival Baxter, as a lawyer, politician and governor it was obvious that he did not trust politicians as during and prior to his era, the legislature's biggest goal was to...
  6. Looks like CMP won and the folks who long ago...

    Looks like CMP won and the folks who long ago tried to protect public lands from commercial development have lost....
  7. Basic map and compass is pretty simple, give me a...

    Basic map and compass is pretty simple, give me a couple of motivated folks, some compasses with built in declination compensation and a day in the woods on a bushwhack and at the end of the day,...
  8. I was early at a trailhead one day waiting for a...

    I was early at a trailhead one day waiting for a few folks on the first year of the program. There was a friendly volunteer from Michigan who did not know the WMNF that was obviously a bit bored of...
  9. Appalachia used to provide clear and concise...

    Appalachia used to provide clear and concise third party analysis of hiker accidents/fatalities. The reports appear to be available from Dartmouth 3 months after issue date as of 2021...
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    Personal Locator Beacon Battery Life ?

    As part of the changeover of my seasonal gear in my pack, I check my PLB batteries. I have McMurdo Fast Find 220. It is one of the lighter GPS enabled beacons out there. Despite a battery expiration...
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    Great feedback!

    Great feedback!
  12. Once a solo hiker is hypothermic its game over.

    Once a solo hiker is hypothermic its game over.
  13. RIP and condolences to the family. As Mainiac...

    RIP and condolences to the family.

    As Mainiac posted earlier, other folks successfully did this hike on Sunday. Conditions were nasty and degrading over the course of the day up in Gorham despite...
  14. Maine is finally getting around to putting a new...

    Maine is finally getting around to putting a new management plan in place for former Plum Creek lands in the Moosehead area. Weyerhaeuser definitely sounds like they want to grow trees instead of...
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    Its not the sheep that is the problem in New...

    Its not the sheep that is the problem in New England, its the labor. Raw material gets shipped to whereever the labor is cheapest. I remember years ago on a NZ trip that I was looking to buy some NZ...
  16. Keep in mind, there was discussion in the past...

    Keep in mind, there was discussion in the past where folks have taken the wrong turn on top of Lafayette and headed towards North Lafayette instead of heading south towards Lincoln. My guess is with...
  17. One report is that S&R is searching drainages,...

    One report is that S&R is searching drainages, one by one. Weather conditions were stiff and increasing from the west northwest. Odds are someone in trouble will head down into the Pemi to get out of...
  18. Not good, winds have been cranking up, its been...

    Not good, winds have been cranking up, its been flurrying all day and temps are dropping.
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    That would be a nice addition to Maine's woods.

    That would be a nice addition to Maine's woods.
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    Last thing I knew, the bulk of the manufacturing...

    Last thing I knew, the bulk of the manufacturing was China, good to hear they hae some production in the US. I have a couple of minus 33 items, they are high quality far better than the Terramar...
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    There are two Pine Mountain trailheads, the North...

    There are two Pine Mountain trailheads, the North one on the end of Promenade Street in Gorham and the south one on the Pinkham B/Dolley Copp road. Pinkham B road is a state road and is not gated but...
  22. I see the red version frequently; I call then...

    I see the red version frequently; I call then mountain cranberries. Vermont has so little above treeline territory and it gets loved to death so it's good the plants are surviving although the long...
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    The latest project has crashed and burnt....

    The latest project has crashed and burnt. https://www.bangordailynews.com/2022/11/17/news/piscataquis/moosehead-ski-resort-project-halt/ The current owner got in trouble with the state for illegal...
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    When I moved up in 1987, Ragged Mountain was just...

    When I moved up in 1987, Ragged Mountain was just a small room in the front of the building where climber hung out. I was there one day when they were doing a demo on a stove on their one and only...
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    So 1995 seems to be the consensus?

    So 1995 seems to be the consensus?
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