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  1. How was the moose scat on Black Angel Trail? I...

    How was the moose scat on Black Angel Trail? I did that trail once in 2009 and it had the highest concentration of moose scat I've ever seen. Not that I saw any moose.

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    NE111 in...
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    The AT from Rte. 4 to Caribou Valley Rd.

    My friend Mandy is section hiking the AT, and has all of the northern trail done except a few sections in Maine. The past weekend she picked up one of those sections with some other members of the...
  3. The most challenging part of that hike is...

    The most challenging part of that hike is crossing Rte. 101 at the trailhead.

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    Cumulus

    NE111 in my 50s: 115/115 (67/67, 46/46, 2/2)
    NE111 in my 60s: 76/115 (53/67, 21/46, 2/2)
    NEFF:...
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    Last Saturday in Salisbury, Connecticut it was in...

    Last Saturday in Salisbury, Connecticut it was in full bloom down low, but just starting to bloom up on the ridge. By this weekend it'll probably be in full bloom up high.

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    NE111...
  5. Connecticut High Point, Tristate Point, and Nearby Mountains

    Over my years of peakbagging I've scaled the high points of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. A few years ago I realized that I drive right by the trailhead to the Rhode...
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    Mountain Laurel Report

    Laurel is starting to bloom in Northeastern Connecticut.

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    Cumulus

    NE111 in my 50s: 115/115 (67/67, 46/46, 2/2)
    NE111 in my 60s: 76/115 (53/67, 21/46, 2/2)
  7. LT Trailwork, West River Trail, and Black Mountain

    This past weekend I joined a trail crew on the Long Trail / Appalachian Trail. Before I returned home I hiked a section of the West River Trail and tacked on an ascent of Black Mountain in...
  8. I was thinking of North Percy. What I'll...

    I was thinking of North Percy. What I'll probably do, though, is reserve a place to stay in the area the nights before and after and decide where to go at the last minute based on weather forcasts....
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    I'm trying to reclimb the NE111 in my 60's,...

    I'm trying to reclimb the NE111 in my 60's, having done them in my 50's, which means I have to average 11.5 per year. Because of the pandemic, however, I only bagged four new ones in 2020. Luckily...
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    The Crockers and Redington from Rte. 27

    On Wednesday, the 23rd, I hiked the Crockers and Redington from where the AT crosses Rte. 27. It was ten years to the day since the only other time I'd hiked those mountains. That trip was part of...
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    When I hiked through that field right after...

    When I hiked through that field right after crossing 341 I was.


    Just checking myself carefully after that section.

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    Cumulus

    NE111 in my 50s: 115/115 (67/67, 46/46, 2/2)
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    Conn. AT - Sherman to Sharon

    A bunch of us from the Connecticut Section of the GMC had been planning to backpack part of the AT in Maine this past weekend, but as the time approached it became clear that Maine would not have...
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    Madison by Valley Way

    Back in December 2015 I tried to climb Madison, which I needed for the Winter NH4K list. I turned around above the treeline but short of the summit that time. Last Friday I tried again and made it...
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    There's also a 45th parallel sign on the Long...

    There's also a 45th parallel sign on the Long Trail:
    http://www.cookhimes.us/dennis/traillog/lt/lt142.htm

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    Cumulus

    NE111 in my 50s: 115/115 (67/67, 46/46, 2/2)
    NE111 in my 60s: 72/115...
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    LT Trailwork and Baker Peak

    Last weekend I joined the Connecticut Section of the GMC for a trail work weekend on the Long Trail / Appalachian Trail based at Story Spring Shelter. The section maintains the trail between...
  16. Thread: The Bigelows

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    The Bigelows

    Last Monday, the 9th, I climbed Avery and West Peaks of Bigelow in Maine. I had climbed these before in 2010 at the end of a seven day backpack (finishing my NE4Ks on Avery). This year's hike was a...
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    Macedonia Brook Blue Loop

    Last Sunday I hiked the Macedonia Brook State Park Blue Loop, in Kent, Connecticut. This was a Ct. Section of the GMC hike. There was only other hiker besides me in our group, but at the trailhead...
  18. End of the Year in the Whites: Moriah and Cherry Pond

    Meadowsweet and I spent the tail end of the year in Gorham. On Sunday the 30th I climbed Moriah. On Monday the 31st we both hiked out to Cherry Pond.

    Sunday: Moriah

    I hiked Moriah by the...
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    LT Trailwork and Ascutney (28-30 Sept.)

    Last weekend (28-30 Sept.) I joined another trail work weekend with the Connecticut Section of the Green Mountain Club. We maintain the Long Trail in between Glastenbury Tower and Kelly Stand Road. ...
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    I've done these trails a couple times, but never...

    I've done these trails a couple times, but never as a day loop; both times it was the beginning and end of a backpack.

    I've always thought of Rainbow Trail, and the spur it goes over, as being...
  21. Thread: Natchaug Trail

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    Natchaug Trail

    On Saturday I, together with JohnGalt and Maureen (who doesn't yet have a trail name) hiked the entire Natchaug Trail in eastern Connecticut, north to south. This is an 18.1, 18.7, or 19.2 mile...
  22. Flags Weekend - Middle Tripyramid, Whiteface, and Passaconaway

    Saturday 8 Sept. - Middle Tripryamid

    For the tenth year in a row I helped raise the flag on Middle Tripyramid for Flags on the 48, and event which commemorates the victims of the theocratic...
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    Hale - Meadowsweet's first 4K

    On Sunday July 29nd my girlfriend Maure, whose trail name is now Meadowsweet, and I climbed Hale by the Hale Brook Trail. The weather was great, warm but not humid. Neither of us needed bug spray...
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    Magic on Bear Mountain

    On Sunday the 22nd Connecticut Valley Atheists held its annual trail magic day on the summit of Bear Mountain in Salisbury, the highest point on the AT in Connecticut. Trail angel Richard joined me...
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    Two Loops in Macedonia Brook SP

    My girlfriend Maure and I spent last weekend camping at Macedonia Brook State Park in Kent. On Saturday she and I did a 2.5 mile loop east of the brook (Blue to Green to Orange Trails), and then I...
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