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  1. Thread: Cog Rail Trail

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    What is the mileage to the summit using the Cog...

    What is the mileage to the summit using the Cog approach?

    And can skies be used for descent below tree line?
  2. What we need to clarify this issue is the...

    What we need to clarify this issue is the definitive road condx report from TwinMom+1.

    What was the road REALLY like TwinMom???
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    Given the state of the economy and the prevailing...

    Given the state of the economy and the prevailing national mood, I would expect break-ins to be more likely now than in a "normal" season.

    And having non-NH license plates might also be a...
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    I've used this stiff from GearAid for repair...

    I've used this stiff from GearAid for repair and am quite happy with the results.
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    Trail Trash in the Covid Era

    How are you folks handling the occasional piece of trash you come across along the trail these days?

    I normally pick stuff up and stash it in a pocket, but I have felt squeamish about doing so...
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    There's Gold in Then Thar Hills!

    Here's a frightening story about the real estate market in rural Maine.

    Let's get this bidding war started!
  7. Thread: Amazing Grace

    by ChrisB
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    This whole deal is eerily similar to the guy who...

    This whole deal is eerily similar to the guy who recently went missing on his Pemi Traverse and became adrift in time for several days... near water.
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    Interesting citation. But be aware that this...

    Interesting citation. But be aware that this case involved protracted legal wrangling over the course of several years, and $150k in litigation fees paid by the plaintiff.

    Sadly the Town of Rye...
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    The last few time I've been Rt 16 it has been a...

    The last few time I've been Rt 16 it has been a real clusterF#*k. The contractors do no have police support for traffic control and seem to be doing pretty much what the want WRT stopping traffic...
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    Crag Camp Ancient History Question

    Here’s a guestion for you “seasoned” hikers and RMC elders:

    Did Crag Camp in 1970-72 have a wood stove available for winter use?

    I know Grey Knob did but a pal says Crag did also. True ?
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    Has the Tsunami Finally Crested?

    I drove past several trail heads on Thursday and noted they were NOT overflowing.

    It was a warm and blue bird day but most were less than half full, including Evans Notch, Appalachia, Champney...
  12. Thread: Snow

    by ChrisB
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    Lancaster NH Traffic Cam this morning... 6501...

    Lancaster NH Traffic Cam this morning...

    6501

    NECN Wx is predicting 6" on the peaks and 3" in the valleys for today (Oct 17).
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    No bait intended. I don't recall any great...

    No bait intended. I don't recall any great brouhaha here over him. But, hey, it is social media so you're probably correct.

    I think one of his crimes was that he also documented and photographed...
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    What ever happened to The Trail Bandit: The guy...

    What ever happened to The Trail Bandit: The guy who created maps of old trails located on private property? He was active in the Ossipees and also U.S Virgin Islands.

    His deal was that private...
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    Why is F&G Involved in This?

    Can someone explain why State Fish and Game would be involved in a kart accident on private property in Derry NH?

    It's not like they don't have other stuff to do!
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    A couple of very telling quotes in this story......

    A couple of very telling quotes in this story...

    Their mindset is not ours, preserving the natural beauty for the next generation. They are here and gone in days, not decades,” lamented Holmes.
    ...
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    While the peak is a well defined goal, the...

    While the peak is a well defined goal, the Tablelands are a high and wild plateau where poor visibility can really screw you up. If you lose landmarks up there in fog or rain, you can do a lot of...
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    Interesting that park staff are unclear about the...

    Interesting that park staff are unclear about the trail and campground the victim used to approach the summit.
  19. That might be a 9 AM start from Roaring Brook. ...

    That might be a 9 AM start from Roaring Brook. Article does not say explicitly they stayed at Chimney.

    If that's the case, looong day for a 75 year old no matter how fit! (Spoken from experience.)
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    Some Baxter Stats for the Covid Summer

    An article about the second death in Baxter in two days contained interesting stats about Park usage.

    The Chief Boss Ranger had this to say:

    Traffic has remained steady at the park during the...
  21. The Shoulder Seasons take their toll.

    The Shoulder Seasons take their toll.
  22. A bit more detail here from the Portland paper....

    A bit more detail here from the Portland paper.

    Apparently they traversed the Knife Edge and lost the trail near South Peak.

    Both were OK at a 12:30 AM call with a ranger who told them to...
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    Here's a question for season pass holders: Is...

    Here's a question for season pass holders:

    Is it possible to have a seasons pass and not be able to ski on a given day due to the area being at its max quota?

    If so I would think that puts a...
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    I sincerely hope so! But... Mid-week hiking...

    I sincerely hope so! But...

    Mid-week hiking traffic has increased significantly in the Covid era. I thinks it's a combination of furloughed folks, fully unemployed folks, work-at-home folks...
  25. Bradley, Since you are in Amesbury you might...

    Bradley,

    Since you are in Amesbury you might want to check out the NH chapter of the AMC for their upcoming activities.

    A quick search reveals there are a few backpacking trips listed. Also,...
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