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    "I didn't know you could do that." On my first...

    "I didn't know you could do that."
    On my first trip to Flagstaff Lake, I saw a road from Carrabasset Valley to Flagstaff lake on the Maine highway map. This road had a good roadbed, but is very...
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    Bear Notch and Sawyer River Rd are at the end of...

    Bear Notch and Sawyer River Rd are at the end of the snowmobile route, i.e. they are not a continuation of a trail. Jefferson Notch Rd is a continuation of the trail which runs on the side of Base...
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    Per WMNF policy, hiking trails are maintained for...

    Per WMNF policy, hiking trails are maintained for summer use. The only trails maintained for winter use are ski trails.
  4. I have dropped my pack a few times in the past,...

    I have dropped my pack a few times in the past, never for more than a 0.1 mile spur. I have decided not to leave it behind in the future. I decided I needed all the gear in my pack when I packed...
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    Peter Limmer and son, North Conway. ...

    Peter Limmer and son, North Conway.
    http://www.limmerboot.com/
  6. The rescue was on Sunday, he was on his way down.

    The rescue was on Sunday, he was on his way down.
  7. Posted on New England Trail Conditions today:...

    Posted on New England Trail Conditions today:
    https://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/nh/viewreport.php?entryid=39097

    "$10 PER PERSON fee to park"

    "Passes provided and required to be with...
  8. WMUR just reported that Fish & Game found the...

    WMUR just reported that Fish & Game found the hiker and are hiking him out.
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    I do. I've had them about 10 years now, and...

    I do. I've had them about 10 years now, and resoled once. Lot's of life left in them.
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    I see no problems with using volunteers to get...

    I see no problems with using volunteers to get light duty work done. It is a great way to allow the crews who can do heavier work to spend more time doing so.

    I don't find it depressing at all...
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    I think it started June 12.

    I think it started June 12.
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    I know the article states that he climbed 2.6...

    I know the article states that he climbed 2.6 miles, but given that this would be Liberty Springs Tentsite, and the unlikely plan to start a pemi-loop from Liberty Spring, I wonder if he hiked from...
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    I have heard, from a reliable source, to expect...

    I have heard, from a reliable source, to expect the 30th edition of the WMG in the spring of 2017.
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    With the stated location at the former Skyline...

    With the stated location at the former Skyline Switch (coincident with the West Side Trail crossing) this building will be visible from Jefferson. I expect that it will also be visible from the top...
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    Sticky: Several roads now listed as closed: Zealand, Bear...

    Several roads now listed as closed: Zealand, Bear Notch, Dugway, Mill Brook, etc.
    The list is here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/whitemountain/home/?cid=stelprdb5183538&width=full
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    Actually, it is surprising how quickly that can...

    Actually, it is surprising how quickly that can happen. As a firefighter I have seen small leaf and duff fires climb "ladder fuels" with little advanced warning. It is all about how dry things are.
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    According to the AMC trails blog...

    According to the AMC trails blog, there will be a temporary shelter built on one of the platforms.
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    According to the SOPA, they are replacing the...

    According to the SOPA, they are replacing the sills, and a couple of the lower logs on the back.
    They will also be moving tent platforms, as a few of the current ones were inadvertently built within...
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    The shelter has been removed. There was talk of...

    The shelter has been removed. There was talk of creating tent platforms at the site, but I don't know if that has been completed.
  20. They didn't need rescue, they needed a taxi. ...

    They didn't need rescue, they needed a taxi. What would the bill be for that ride? Does UBER service the autoroad?
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    They don't monitor all of the locations on the...

    They don't monitor all of the locations on the same day, but each location is monitored on the same day of the year. Some locations are on weekends, and some are weekdays. Most are during July and...
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    The WMNF has been collecting data for many years...

    The WMNF has been collecting data for many years in each of the designated Wilderness areas. The surveys are done on the same day each year (i.e. the third Saturday of August etc.) at designated...
  23. UFOs this Sunday near the northern Presidentials

    Not that kind of UFO!
    While enjoying the hazy view of the Northern Presidentials Sunday, we noticed several bright spots moving across the landscape just in front of the mountains. From the speed...
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    Found: childs sun hat, Carrigain Notch

    I found a childs sun hat on Carrigain Notch Trail on Tuesday 26-Jul-16.
    send me a description and I will gladly return it.
    ne100 at myfairpoint dot net.
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    I have descended it, and would again, but not...

    I have descended it, and would again, but not during late morning or early afternoon on a nice weekend with the volume of upward bound traffic. I prefer to descend Lion Head or Boott Spur.
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