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  1. Katahdin Valley Motel was great! Right off the...

    Katahdin Valley Motel was great! Right off the interstate, clean, inexpensive and super easy. Definitely not fancy, but it was totally a fine place to stay and I would stay there again for sure.
    I...
  2. Here's a mountain in remote extreme N. Maine that few have done, - Rocky Mtn>>>

    Hereís a mountain way out in the sticks that perhaps none of you have done:
    Rocky Mountain 2010í, Maine.
    And a new all-time ludicrous record has been set for the hike/drive ratio.

    Itís all...
  3. Agreed. I would say southern Vermont appears to...

    Agreed.
    I would say southern Vermont appears to be out of drought at this point. My pond is at peak levels. Rivers and streams are much higher than they've been down here and the ground seems super...
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    Thanks a lot both of you. I appreciate it!

    Thanks a lot both of you. I appreciate it!
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    Piermont Mountain

    First I climbed Table Mtn:
    I took the Bear Notch Rd to the trailhead for Table Mtn. This is a super easy trail that feels almost flat for the first mile, Very gentle. The summit delivered on the...
  6. I absolutely love that area too. Cool report. The...

    I absolutely love that area too. Cool report. The southern Taconics are great and have a cool feel to them. Hit Mount Alander sometime - that one is a total gem in that area!!
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    Re: did you ever hear back? Not yet. I am not...

    Re: did you ever hear back?

    Not yet. I am not holding my breath though! :)
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    In the excellent Shane McConkey documentary...

    In the excellent Shane McConkey documentary someone being interviewed says "If you keep pushing the boundaries, at some point you're going to find them." Unfortunately, for extreme athletes this can...
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    We had a moose walking through Brattleboro...

    We had a moose walking through Brattleboro Vermont earlier this week.
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    There is so much nuance to all of these things...

    There is so much nuance to all of these things and no two climbs can ever be identically equal. Therefore, the only solution in my opinion is to simply say specifically what you did:
    Did you summit...
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    The Bear have woken up too. I've seen two in NH...

    The Bear have woken up too. I've seen two in NH within the past 3 weeks.
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    I have never seen that video before, oh my God. ...

    I have never seen that video before, oh my God. That state trooper deserves a medal for his patience. I can't believe that dude didn't get arrested, he would have deserved it.
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    Whenever I do encounter friendly staff at Baxter,...

    Whenever I do encounter friendly staff at Baxter, I am reminded that: "This is what it could be!"
    I do not think it's unreasonable to expect staff at Baxter to have a welcoming demeanor instead of...
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    My letter to Baxter State Park>>>>

    I have been a frequent hiking visitor to the park for quite a few years. I am writing with concerns regarding your staff. Some folks on your staff are ornery and seem like they do not want to be...
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    I have been 100% free from drugs and alcohol for...

    I have been 100% free from drugs and alcohol for 29 years now. If I hadn't stopped, I would have been dead long ago. One of the best decisions I ever made. It's funny - I never ever get tempted to...
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    I don't agree with y'all. Why does he need to...

    I don't agree with y'all. Why does he need to live in moderation? I mean it's fine if someone wants to live in moderation, but why does he need to? He's happy. Isn't that what counts?
    Drugs are...
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    New Mount Monadnock Summit record>>>>

    17 Ascents in 24 hours. So awesome. Great story.
    https://www.ledgertranscript.com/Rindge-s-Larsen-Ojala-breaks-Monadnock-summit-record-40159509
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    April snowstorm

    We have nearly a foot in Southern Vermont in the higher elevations. It's still coming down hard. Going to have to pull the snowshoes back out for climbing in certain places this weekend.
    I plan to...
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    Totally! It was a fun game scouring the cabin...

    Totally!
    It was a fun game scouring the cabin trying to find the oldest graffiti. 1930s at the Mountain Pond Shelter is super old. Wow!
    At the top of Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills there is...
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    Oldest Graffiti at Doublehead Cabin

    My wife and I stayed at Doublehead Cabin. We found a great way to occupy ourselves once the hiking was over. We had a contest to see who could find the oldest graffiti in the nearly 90 year old...
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    Anyone have any thoughts on my "Death March"...

    Anyone have any thoughts on my "Death March" comment from above - about how that terms carries extreme horribleness in its history but is used to describe an extremely long climb/hike?

    This...
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    My personal general view towards these things is...

    My personal general view towards these things is that it is more about intent than the word itself. What is the intent of the word or phrase being used? In my opinion, that is what matters most....
  23. Social media can be utilized by some people in a...

    Social media can be utilized by some people in a healthy beneficial way (i.e. sharing pictures of grandkids with distant relatives, an outlet for folks who have a handicap, sharing historical...
  24. Is there an uptick in using small sleds to descend?

    This winter I have seen a bunch of people in different areas using these small sleds; I think they're called Sonic Sleds from LL Bean. They sit down and then descend down the mountain on the snowshoe...
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    There are soooo many peaks that should come off...

    There are soooo many peaks that should come off the ADK 46. That is the most artificially inflated list ever.
    Look at Emmons for example, not even close to 200í of prominence. There are plenty of...
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