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    So True. Can't help what you don't know. ...

    So True. Can't help what you don't know.

    Discussing with my wife, she had the point of wouldn't she need a headlamp when starting out at 5 am, but reports have said she had no lights. The light...
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    My wife and I were driving through Twin yesterday...

    My wife and I were driving through Twin yesterday morning ~10:30 and saw the blackhawk heading west over the ridge between Twin Mt(s) and Galehead, my thought was wow, looking that far out this...
  3. Thread: Black Bobcat

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    A Black lynx has been spotted for the first time...

    A Black lynx has been spotted for the first time

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/black-canada-lynx-observed-in-a-first-melanistic
  4. I thought they looked like mt. cranberry when I...

    I thought they looked like mt. cranberry when I saw the image, didn't realize they were of another name.
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    I was actually planning a trip to Labonville next...

    I was actually planning a trip to Labonville next week to replace my steel toe rubber winter logger boots, but discovered a new choice in Kamik that is cheaper and actually made in Canada. Found them...
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    Campmor was the only place I could afford to buy...

    Campmor was the only place I could afford to buy my Dachstein wool socks and mittens from. Thinking back, it was even with the shipping and handling added in a significant savings. When I ordered...
  7. Extinct Alpine Plant Rediscovered on Mt. Mansfield

    This is cool.

    https://vtdigger.org/2022/11/16/alpine-plant-believed-extinct-since-1908-in-vermont-rediscovered-on-mount-mansfield/

    The image is very familiar, but the black crowberry is common,...
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    I remember taking a train into NYC at the age of...

    I remember taking a train into NYC at the age of 15 with a friend and his Mom to shop at the EMS in Manhattan, sometime in the early 80's. I think it was one of only one or 2 stores in existence at...
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    Someone must have had it sitting in the bed of...

    Someone must have had it sitting in the bed of their truck and had a bright idea. I was having a hard time thinking someone would drive off to go get one....but maybe?
  10. I don't think your impression is off. A lack of...

    I don't think your impression is off. A lack of interest in developing and retaining staff is one of the biggest reasons I retired early. The way it was typically dealt with was to promote one of the...
  11. My former supervisor and I used to marvel...

    My former supervisor and I used to marvel jealously over all the lucrative consultant gigs with Parks. We would spend years hammering on an issue and get nowhere, but when a firm would be brought in...
  12. I have always noticed how some get named to...

    I have always noticed how some get named to continue forth and benefit so well after separation from state service.
    Me, I have nothing to gain except personal entertainment, and for some frustrating...
  13. Geez Chris, I have a 9 year old son and hope the...

    Geez Chris, I have a 9 year old son and hope the rewilding is none too soon. It will happen, that is certain, but more likely right along to when the highways we use to get to Mt. Washington for our...
  14. Unfortunately, it seems where you stand on this...

    Unfortunately, it seems where you stand on this project has become of one of the many culture wars up here. I think the former manager initially saw the many positives that this project would bring,...
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    The starting salary for the Director of the...

    The starting salary for the Director of the entire NH State Park system is about $78,000. But there is no income tax in NH, which makes it a bit more comparable on the take-home.
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    I thrash through the brush in my woods most every...

    I thrash through the brush in my woods most every day. Picked up a tick yesterday, first one in months. Thought the same as the OP, as they were rough this spring, but I had none for the summer...
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    .76 inches on my gauge so far. I cleared my...

    .76 inches on my gauge so far.

    I cleared my ditches yesterday morning in anticipation
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    Rained more leaves and pine needles than...

    Rained more leaves and pine needles than precipitation here at home last night. Trees getting stripped of leaves.
  19. I should point out that the pie-graph link posted...

    I should point out that the pie-graph link posted that shows NHF&G funding sources is not very informative as to the use of the pittance from General Funds. I happen to live with someone that has...
  20. Thread: Limmer shoes

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    No, but ironically, I borrowed a pair from a...

    No, but ironically, I borrowed a pair from a former boss to attend a wedding about 25 yrs ago.
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    After many years of working with recreational...

    After many years of working with recreational management in NH, I have to say I think Lizzie's Station is a brilliant plan.

    Hopefully the environmental assessments are focused on mitigating...
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    I have often wondered what it would have been...

    I have often wondered what it would have been like here if a National Park had been established as opposed to forest. Many of the patterns established here make it hard to unravel. Not to say the...
  23. The trail is open for snowmachine use. VAST was...

    The trail is open for snowmachine use. VAST was (is) a big partner on the project.

    N scale and I'm just modeling the equipment that shows up in my fictional northern Vermont railyard (dominated by...
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    The facebook post did lead to a link for I assume...

    The facebook post did lead to a link for I assume a yesterday paper story. I don't subscribe to the MUL, so could not read. I speculated that it was saying since DNCR ("the state") is supportive of...
  25. Longest Rail Trail in New England Nears Completion

    https://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/local/as-93-mile-lvrt-nears-completion-management-plan-released/article_1acc5998-fa78-50aa-94c3-213cce7a8455.html

    Story in our local paper, you might get a...
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