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  1. Thread: 52 WAV Updated

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    West Royce was my first 52WAV hike a few years...

    West Royce was my first 52WAV hike a few years ago. The view was fairly obscured back then. Thankfully, many of the hikes since have had much better views. Its still a nice hike as part of the Basin...
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    The SEE's we used in the Army, you could build a...

    The SEE's we used in the Army, you could build a timber trestle bridge with the tools it came with. Matter of fact, that;s what I used one for up in Beddington Maine during an Annual Training. Pretty...
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    Do you have the unit stenciled on the bumpers? I...

    Do you have the unit stenciled on the bumpers? I see the co-driver's name is on the windshield.
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    I think the top one, in the Guard, we called a...

    I think the top one, in the Guard, we called a CEE. Pretty amazing vehicle. It had an air compressor with pneumatic tools, including a chainsaw. That thing wouldn't even slow down cutting up timbers....
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    you have an Unimog? Why have I never seen that...

    you have an Unimog? Why have I never seen that driving around? Its not like those don't stick out.
  6. Acadia National Park on top of Cadillac Mtn one...

    Acadia National Park on top of Cadillac Mtn one cold Fall night. I was amazed there were so many stars. I could actually see the milky way, just like in the photos.
  7. Thread: More Snow???

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    This is what I thought when looking at the photo.

    This is what I thought when looking at the photo.
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    Took a ride yesterday through North Conway, up...

    Took a ride yesterday through North Conway, up and over the Kanc to Lincoln and back. Trying to find something to eat in Lincoln was pretty difficult. that may be a reason that not many people are...
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    Hiking in NH or Maine is like having a swimming...

    Hiking in NH or Maine is like having a swimming pool in your back yard. Insurance calls it an "attractive nuisance" and requires the homeowner to put a fence around it to keep the stupid kids from...
  10. *sigh* Why the hell not?

    *sigh*

    Why the hell not?
  11. The risk in driving to a trailhead is magnified...

    The risk in driving to a trailhead is magnified by the number of cars on the road. I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but there is not a lot of traffic on the road and the risk of accidents has...
  12. I just use my trail runners that I hike in and...

    I just use my trail runners that I hike in and walk across streams. They dry out hiking and are comfortable enough to wear around camp with no socks on.
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    Yes, this

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    Part of the reason the GF and I walked the...

    Part of the reason the GF and I walked the Eastern Trail Saturday from Biddo to Scarborough marshes. About as flat as can be. 16 miles was still a long day and we are pretty sure that it was harder...
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    Oh, I would think anyone looking down Flume slide...

    Oh, I would think anyone looking down Flume slide from the top would think twice from trying to "slide" down it.
  16. There is logging going on in that area this...

    There is logging going on in that area this Summer and the road to Caribou Pond has been closed during the week, but has been open for the weekend. I haven't been down that road in a couple years,...
  17. Oh yeah, reminds me to buy my hikesafe card for...

    Oh yeah, reminds me to buy my hikesafe card for this year
  18. I hiked Pierce today. Higher Summits forecast was...

    I hiked Pierce today. Higher Summits forecast was for 20 to 50 mph winds, or so the sign said at the HC. Nary a breeze during the hike and just a bare whisper at the summit. The first time I hiked...
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    $23.5 million? I thought the Berry's wanted to...

    $23.5 million? I thought the Berry's wanted to sell it for around $7 to $10 million? And another $38 million in investments after the purchase? Its going to be 100 years before they break even.
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    Janet Mills is a bought and paid for politician....

    Janet Mills is a bought and paid for politician. All you have to do is follow the money.

    Most mining is fairly damaging to the environment, or at least the processing part of it is. too many...
  21. Thread: Water filter

    by egilbe
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    Nope, you aren't wrong. Having never used a pump...

    Nope, you aren't wrong. Having never used a pump style filter, I can honestly say that its not irritating using a Sawyer Squeeze. No mechanical parts to break. There's a reason the majority of the...
  22. Thread: Water filter

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    I've been using the same sawyer squeeze for about...

    I've been using the same sawyer squeeze for about 5 years now. I'm on my third 2 liter bag for it. They do start to leak after a year or two. I filter water for myself and my GF. I've never carried...
  23. Ironically, the one hut that is easiest to get to...

    Ironically, the one hut that is easiest to get to on a snowmobile, Grand Falls, is closed. It had a water pipe burst and soaked the charge controller/heat controller, in the basement. Its been...
  24. Just a feeling, but all the negativity being...

    Just a feeling, but all the negativity being generated by CMP lying to its customers is going to get the project canceled. No one in the state trusts them.
  25. The huts run primarily on Propane generators in...

    The huts run primarily on Propane generators in the Winter. The generators automatically come on if the charge starts to get too low. It runs for two hours minimum and then until the batteries are...
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