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  1. Thank you for that! Will keep it in mind.

    Thank you for that! Will keep it in mind.
  2. Olympic Nat'l Park's shorter hikes and other sights - yes/no

    Anyone hiked in Olympic Nat'l Park and if so, can you comment on the availability of short hikes or non-hiking things to do?
    Or are there bucket list, must-do hikes there that we'd kick ourselves...
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    Foster's Crossroads - gone?

    Is Foster's Crossroads General Store closed permanently? Twice in the past two weeks it's been closed. A post on Yelp says it's being razed for a Dunkin's location while one on Google says it's...
  4. Wow Andrew you're my go-to the next time I have a...

    Wow Andrew you're my go-to the next time I have a question anything North Country roads. :-) thanks for the detail.
    And thanks to everyone else, too.
    After some older parent health issue-delays we...
  5. thank you Lefty E! for helping with the biggest...

    thank you Lefty E! for helping with the biggest impediment: the spouse who needs arm-twisting that the car would survive. Success Pond Rd. was quite the religious experience a few weeks back, as in...
  6. many thanks, and will do! The Percy Peaks...

    many thanks, and will do! The Percy Peaks certainly were great. We tried to get to Sugarloaf last year but failed to use the odometer for the exact 8.2 mi drive, picking the wrong parking area 2 mi...
  7. An overdue plug for the Wandering Moose coffee...

    An overdue plug for the Wandering Moose coffee shop on Rt. 3 in Twin Mountain. Posted hours 6 am - 2 pm, great Cafe Monte Alto coffees, bakery treats and breakfast/lunch sandwiches....
  8. editing my post to ask about road status THIS...

    editing my post to ask about road status THIS weekend which is Sun 10/25 (not 11/1). Sheesh. Time for caffeine.
  9. Nash Stream Road status, likely open Sun 11/1?

    Anyone used Nash Stream Road lately to comment on its status? TrailsNH suggests the gate remains open until December, so I'm hoping it will be open this Sun 10/25. Trying to knock off #52 of 52WAV...
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    Hi Amicus, I posted our 2017 Glacier experience...

    Hi Amicus, I posted our 2017 Glacier experience in detail here which was during a wildfire so lots of areas were closed or evacuated:...
  11. FWIW we had mixed experience at Nonna's Kitchen -...

    FWIW we had mixed experience at Nonna's Kitchen - i had the special of the day which was a pork and red sauce creation which was great, but the rest of the crew's chicken parms were way too overfried...
  12. Many thank DayTrip! especially for the Seward...

    Many thank DayTrip! especially for the Seward boat trip recommendation - I'll definitely go check it out now. We'd wanted to get closer to the glaciers and this sounds fabulous and doesn't force us...
  13. Alaska/Kesugi Ridge Trail intel needed - day hikes possible? other Alaska must-dos?

    Immensely grateful as always for the intel on this forum, especially now as we plan an Alaska trip for July 2019.
    On the Kesugi Ridge, for those who have done it - are day hikes doable?
    Our family...
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    By now Dave the original poster is probably well...

    By now Dave the original poster is probably well along in his planning, but doing the classic South Rim trek descending S Kaibab Trail, staying at Phantom Ranch and ascending Bright Angel in early...
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    Curious how this worked out for you, Sierra. I...

    Curious how this worked out for you, Sierra. I had arthroscopic surgery in Dec 2016 for a partial meniscus tear which the ortho said was worse upon inspection than the MRI suggested. Took me about...
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    I've been using Guthook's app on my iPhone lately...

    I've been using Guthook's app on my iPhone lately and purchased the Grafton Notch Loop Trail module for $4.99 for this weekend's Baldpates hike. Worth it if you're into geolocating yourself on the...
  17. LOST Suunto baseplate compass - Goose Eye, Wright Tr

    Dang it, a new baseplate Suunto compass fell out of my pack on the Wright Trail toward Goose Eye.

    Home baked reward which is highly desirable, trust me.
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    So glad to hear you got the needed funding, Tim....

    So glad to hear you got the needed funding, Tim. Thank you for your devotion to this community.
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    I beg to differ on the importance of trail...

    I beg to differ on the importance of trail condition reports. Perhaps it's because I hike with my autistic sons, so I exercise extreme caution, wanting G2 on seemingly dumb issues that might make a...
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    http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/tcond/cond_e.asp?oPark=10...

    http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/tcond/cond_e.asp?oPark=100429

    Heads up that Waterton Lakes area trails remain closed due to the Kenow fire.
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    http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/securite-saf...

    http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/securite-safety/feu-fire-verdant

    Sounds like the Banff area fires of earlier this summer are under control unlike at Waterton Lake, which was closed an hour...
  22. No bugs in September! Best time of year apart...

    No bugs in September! Best time of year apart from the present fires and shut down/limiting of services.
  23. Hi Mike - there were 3 fires in Glacier from...

    Hi Mike - there were 3 fires in Glacier from Labor Day onward for a week while we visited. The Sprague area was the largest and the one that consumed the Sperry Chalet. It's slowly encroaching on the...
  24. re: Glacier NP and backcountry reservations

    Brian - not sure I can help you as we did not camp in the backcountry - we hike with our autistic 23 year old twin sons and long story but haven't gotten acclimated to tents yet. That said the main...
  25. Latest Glacier NP intel, in case you're planning a trip

    Just returned from Glacier Nat'l Park a few days ago and still have my head in the mountains with the glories of that place.
    In case anyone is planning a trip there, I'm passing along a few facts...
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