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    The cog did build a couple of warm up leantos...

    The cog did build a couple of warm up leantos with porta potties for skiers and hikers near treeline a couple of winters ago (without a building permit). It was claimed to be used to support their...
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    Gorham is the final major resupply point for...

    Gorham is the final major resupply point for northbound thruhikers (and recently was designated an official AT trailtown). Many thruhikers switch their gear over for the last stretch into Maine where...
  3. It has been 10 plus years but I seem to remember...

    It has been 10 plus years but I seem to remember that the road is seasonal (not plowed). As with many VT trails, getting to the trailhead is half the challenge. its just up the road from the former...
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    If in doubt cyanoacrylate (base for superglue) is...

    If in doubt cyanoacrylate (base for superglue) is a pretty good adhesive if you can get any coatings off the base fabric.
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    The FS law enforcement truck did take a slow...

    The FS law enforcement truck did take a slow drivethru the lot on Sunday. Not enough to really check parking passes but enough to look in between all the cars.
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    RIP Mike Miccuci

    Some of the long term folks on VFTT and folks who hung out north of the notches may remember Mike from his years of owning Moriah Sports in Gorham. He was also active long term in the RMC....
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    I was quite surprised yesterday that I saw...

    I was quite surprised yesterday that I saw minimal trash once I went in the woods 100 yards.
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    Yup looks like the surge has slowed down. I did a...

    Yup looks like the surge has slowed down. I did a Cedar Brook and East Branch truck road hike which required a car spot at Lincoln Woods. While driving down the Franconia Parkway from the North I...
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    A VFTT member for several years, Chip, from CT I...

    A VFTT member for several years, Chip, from CT I believe made an extended search for a low cost "camp" up in NH. He ended up buying an older home that needed TLC on the outskirts of Bethlehem . I...
  10. When I hiked this with a friend last year, her...

    When I hiked this with a friend last year, her car picked up a a couple of nails in here tire. I do not think sh picked it up on the actual road but on the road getting to the forest.
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    I was on the cusp of a lot on an nearly...

    I was on the cusp of a lot on an nearly undeveloped lot that almost met your criteria. There was one neighbor and then the nearest on that side of the lake was 13 miles away. There was one house...
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    Make it in Mass, spend it in Maine ;)

    Make it in Mass, spend it in Maine ;)
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    I do get a chuckle about the featured home. I...

    I do get a chuckle about the featured home. I know that area and the Shelter Institute. It originally started as a method of building a low cost home on lots that were cheap because in some cases...
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    Owls Head had a new official FS signage 2 years...

    Owls Head had a new official FS signage 2 years ago. Just look for the warning sign about not leaving packs unattended due to bears stealing them is pretty good indication that its time to turn off...
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    The last time I used the "BPBW" 2 years ago old...

    The last time I used the "BPBW" 2 years ago old school (no GPS) the "BW" was very easy to follow out from the Lincoln Brook but about 2 months later when we went in it was less obvious heading in...
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    IMHO the Fisherman's bushwhack is not really that...

    IMHO the Fisherman's bushwhack is not really that useful when the Black Pond bushwhack is available which is far shorter. It does go through some nice Hemlock woods and is sprinkled with the remains...
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    Given near infinite resources a private party can...

    Given near infinite resources a private party can delay things for a long time with respect to public access...
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    An update ...

    An update https://bangordailynews.com/2020/10/19/news/aroostook/proposed-mine-near-baxter-state-park-is-first-real-test-of-maines-new-mining-law/
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    Thanks for the reference to the case. I do agree...

    Thanks for the reference to the case. I do agree that it is an intriguing but "nuclear option" that could apply to trails over private land. When talking over a similar issue years ago with a lawyer,...
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    A friend and I did Black Angel as a day hike...

    A friend and I did Black Angel as a day hike (long car sopt) the year before they took the Moriah Brook bridge. We were expecting a typical Wilderness area hunt for the trailbed but instead found a...
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    Rescue on Black Angel Trail

    I haven't found a news article yet but WMUR reported a rescue of 5 hikers on Black Angel trail on Sunday. They were cold and wet due to unexpected snow encountered. Black Angel trail is not a typical...
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    Appalachia actually had a couple of open parking...

    Appalachia actually had a couple of open parking spaces today. First time since spring.
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    To complicate things there are the concepts of...

    To complicate things there are the concepts of adverse possession/squatters rights, prescriptive easements. Every state deals with them differently but the concept is if a private individual or...
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    The debate over revealing favorite places has...

    The debate over revealing favorite places has been going on before the world wide web and was frequent flame war catalyst on rec.backcountry. The only thing has changed is the technology used to...
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    At 1400' in Gorham its not accumulating much on...

    At 1400' in Gorham its not accumulating much on surfaces.
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