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    I stayed at Blackwoods the last week of July and...

    I stayed at Blackwoods the last week of July and would highly recommend it. The campground is centralized to just about everything and walking distance to the Ocean Path. Otter rocks, Cadillac...
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    I can't formally recommend Bushkill Falls...

    I can't formally recommend Bushkill Falls as I've never visited but it appears to be similar to the Flume Gorge.
  3. Hiking / outdoor ‘learning experiences’

    I spent Memorial day weekend camping at Coleman State Park to attempt some of the peaks north of route 26. Many of these peaks are accessible only through poor condition logging roads and with it...
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    I drove through on Friday afternoon and the state...

    I drove through on Friday afternoon and the state was placing sand bags on the base of each ’cone’ to keep them stable. I always hit the trails early and am usually halfway up a mountain at 8 am when...
  5. 4 days in Acadia National Park with kids - Recommendations

    Little Puckster and Puckette (the kids, age 10 and 12) and I will be spending 3 nights/4 days camping in Acadia National park this summer. I'm looking for any suggestions, recommendations, and must...
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    Where did they go? a moose convention? Fly south...

    Where did they go? a moose convention? Fly south for the winter? Hibernation?

    Spotted my first of the year in the upper elevations of Stratford/Columbia yesterday.
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    How many Garden Spiders did you encounter on...

    How many Garden Spiders did you encounter on Britton Hill? Those things were ginormous scary monsters..
  8. That dude is bada$$. Was his name David Metsky?...

    That dude is bada$$. Was his name David Metsky?

    Link worked for me.
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    Did you continue to Owl'S cliff? How were...

    Did you continue to Owl'S cliff? How were conditions?
  10. Mt. Rosebrook Summit is closed for renovations

    I hiked the Bretton Woods Ski area attempting Mt. Rosebrook. Hikers welcome and trails were well marked leading to the right of the base lodge. Follow the ATV trail to the summit chair lift. Upon...
  11. Include a quota to limit the number of hikers on...

    Include a quota to limit the number of hikers on the mountains with highly overflowing parking lots.
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    The big white wall!

    The big white wall!
  13. Time to wear the fashionable neon orange (it’s hunting season)

    I was bushwhacking in the York Pond area and noticed quite a few pick up trucks along Bog Dam Rd with blue barrels in the back. According to the NH F&G site Bear season started Sept 1st, archery...
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    I was in Keene Valley over the weekend. The...

    I was in Keene Valley over the weekend. The Garden was filled at 6:15 AM. There was overflow parking at the end of the road.

    Ausable Rd parking in St. Huberts had plenty of room at 6:30 AM. ...
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    You're looking at a very long day. I've not...

    You're looking at a very long day. I've not hiked them yet but they are on my short list. Have you considered West to Middle to South to East then BW to Cedar Brook before continuing North to bag N...
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    Sticky: I drove by Haystack rd - FR304 and Gale River Rd...

    I drove by Haystack rd - FR304 and Gale River Rd on Friday 5/19 - Both are open. I can also confirm that Tripoli rd is open - both sides.
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    My research shows it's about a 10 mile round...

    My research shows it's about a 10 mile round trip. Most of the hiking will be on Livermore Rd (FR 86 and FR86A) to between 2300 and 2500 ft elevation then approximately a 1 mile BW. Looks like the...
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    My best guess of the 6 missing state license...

    My best guess of the 6 missing state license plates?

    Hawaii, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico
  19. Beta from summer of 2013 it was gated at the at...

    Beta from summer of 2013 it was gated at the at the entrance to Lyman brook. Your info may be more recent than mine.

    The satellite images look tempting.
  20. How did the change in plans from missing the...

    How did the change in plans from missing the Bemis turn-off affect your trip planning? Seems like descending back to the Bemis turn would still be significantly shorter in both distance and time...
  21. Poll: Where is the "figure it out by researching a...

    Where is the "figure it out by researching a variety of map sources then actually going there myself" button.
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    Correct. I followed a well worn trail. No...

    Correct. I followed a well worn trail. No signage..
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    I climbed from Summit road in June. Parked at...

    I climbed from Summit road in June. Parked at the cul-de-sac. Hiked the dirt road / driveway for about .1 miles then followed a 4x4 trail to the summit. No issues.
  24. These hikers made some bad decisions but IMO when...

    These hikers made some bad decisions but IMO when at the summit at 2:00 PM they made a wise decision to descend the auto road. If they attempt to descend the Ammo, Jewell or follow the cog tracks...
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    If you're looking to gain experience and not...

    If you're looking to gain experience and not check marks I'd recommend starting with lower elevation shorter hikes like Mt. Major, Belknap, Kearsarge or Cardigan. Once you become more experienced go...
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