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    I don't think this is an optimal solution. I...

    I don't think this is an optimal solution.

    I think the existing parking lot should be expanded (there is room on the northbound side), in conjunction with rebuilding the Old Bridle Path/upper...
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    Don't give the parasitic postholers any ideas! ...

    Don't give the parasitic postholers any ideas! Not much was broken out after the big snow storm, so snowshoes will still be very much needed.
  3. It seems like the grasping of straws to try to...

    It seems like the grasping of straws to try to blame that event with the shut down. Park Service law enforcement, as well as Forest Service law enforcement, is not furloughed.
  4. Yes, I believe starting last year. It was plowed...

    Yes, I believe starting last year. It was plowed after the November and December storms this "fall."


    The section they provided train service to in the past was groomed and even had snowmaking....
  5. Sounds like they've taken the Wildcat/USFS uphill...

    Sounds like they've taken the Wildcat/USFS uphill policy.
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    The concern is not the vast majority of law...

    The concern is not the vast majority of law abiding hunters. The concern is not getting shot by those breaking the laws. I still remember hiking the Eagle Mountain Path in Jackson years ago and...
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    Very sad to hear this. John was a very friendly...

    Very sad to hear this. John was a very friendly man. I appreciated his puns, as well as his contributions to the mountains (including trail maintenance on a local trail, as well as experiments with...
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    The WMNF wilderness blazing restrictions are over...

    The WMNF wilderness blazing restrictions are over the top.

    Well-marked and well-maintained trails will result in significantly less environmental damage (such as trail creep and erosion) than the...
  9. An engineer I know (former bridge engineer) said...

    An engineer I know (former bridge engineer) said the bridge could have been saved.
  10. I don't agree with the decision. Further, I...

    I don't agree with the decision. Further, I don't agree with the premise that the historic bridge could be removed, yet logging remains that are only a relative few years older must be preserved,...
  11. Thread: Mittersill

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    Cannon' also posted a hiking is prohibited sign...

    Cannon' also posted a hiking is prohibited sign when they first opened the trail.

    On one hand, they're telling people not to park or hike from over-crowded trailheads. On the other hand, they're...
  12. Considering the weather at points immediately to...

    Considering the weather at points immediately to the south, I wouldn't consider Sunday's crowds indicative of change.
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    Cannon management was opposed to the trail from...

    Cannon management was opposed to the trail from day one, but was overruled by Concord. Rather than embrace the idea, they did everything they could to dissuade hikers from using the trail, including...
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    The general fund contribution is likely negative,...

    The general fund contribution is likely negative, as there are expenses recognized in other departments that are actually incurred by the parks.

    The "self-funded" myth is dangerous. We have seen...
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    The department formerly known as DRED gets...

    The department formerly known as DRED gets general fund infusions much more frequently than most are aware. In the case of Cannon, millions of dollars from the general fund have been diverted to the...
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    I know the entity formerly known as DRED likes to...

    I know the entity formerly known as DRED likes to say the park system is self-funded, but it's incorrect.

    The parks are supposedly self-funded on an O&M basis, but not on a capital basis. The...
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    A quick scan of the survey suggests that they're...

    A quick scan of the survey suggests that they're not looking for solutions, but rather to make access more difficult.

    The reality is that FNSP *could* invest money to come up with a solution, but...
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    Very important notes on this trail that relate to...

    Very important notes on this trail that relate to so many others.

    We are reaching a crisis in terms of the rapid deterioration of standard 4K routes. The amount of damage in just the past few...
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    Poorly worded? Perhaps. But the message is...

    Poorly worded? Perhaps. But the message is valid.

    Our main 4K trails are falling apart at an astounding rate. I've only been hiking these trails for about a decade, but the damage observed...
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    Most people's posteriors are shaped differently...

    Most people's posteriors are shaped differently than the bottom of their snowshoes, so the resulting frozen track can take on a shape resembling a narrow half pipe that can be difficult to maneuver...
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    Presby's claim is correct, as far as state...

    Presby's claim is correct, as far as state bookkeeping goes; the Mount Washington State Park has been represented as a loss. That said, the state does some accounting techniques that no private...
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    Hmm...North Country native who has kept the Cog...

    Hmm...North Country native who has kept the Cog railway running for 33 years, rescued Bretton Woods ski area, rescued Bretton Woods golf course, and rescued the Mt. Washington Hotel, wants to build a...
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    Mad River Glen has a northeastern exposure that...

    Mad River Glen has a northeastern exposure that acts as a catcher's mitt for snow, whereas Saddleback has a northwestern exposure, which can leave it more vulnerable to wind.


    They had no...
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    What do you base that on? Mad River Glen opened...

    What do you base that on? Mad River Glen opened in the late 1940s, when New England had a terrible stretch of natural snow years.

    New England natural snow ski areas have fared much better in...
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    The growing destruction of hiking trails and...

    The growing destruction of hiking trails and related structures in the WMNF is extremely troubling.

    We need *more* well maintained trails and associated structures.

    The bridge removal trend has...
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