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    It's mahogany; I'm guessing African mahogany,...

    It's mahogany; I'm guessing African mahogany, although Honduras mahogany sometimes has that ribbon effect. BTW, in the 18th/19th centuries cherry was sometimes called the "poor man's mahogany."

    I...
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    Thank you, Papa. I'll fix it on the next edition....

    Thank you, Papa. I'll fix it on the next edition.

    Not that I didn't believe you, but, the ultimate authority nowadays is Google. "Saving" got 1,530,000 hits. "Savings" got 1,310,000 hits. At least...
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    Actually, the fall equinox and full moon were not...

    Actually, the fall equinox and full moon were not on the same date. The equinox was 9/22, 11:09 pm, EDST; the full moon was 9/23, 5:17 am, EDST. Now, if you happened to be in Nova Scotia or points...
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    You wouldn't know her. Lucy was a romantic. She...

    You wouldn't know her. Lucy was a romantic. She was a poet friend of J.G. Whittier. In one of her poems she rechristened half the peaks in the Sandwich Range. Afterwards, I think it was something...
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    I take it you're not a romantic. Here's...

    I take it you're not a romantic.

    Here's another: Larcom in the Ossipees.
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    Looks like two oaks and a spruce. Definitely done...

    Looks like two oaks and a spruce. Definitely done this fall. All the chips are on top of the leaves. The oaks aren't very big and there's not much of a spruce market in the Ossipee area, except for...
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    A lot of ups and downs on Walden. The distance...

    A lot of ups and downs on Walden. The distance isn't much more but the effort is. This loop was the introductory hike we occasionally used for the WODC summer trail crews to see what sort of shape...
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    You shouldn't have any trouble. I've carried 40...

    You shouldn't have any trouble. I've carried 40 lbs of trail tools (including a 5' pry bar) lashed to a frame pack loaded for a three-day trip over this trail on my way to Sleeper Trail and when I...
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    Andrew: I don't know. I'm seasonal and a...

    Andrew:

    I don't know. I'm seasonal and a victim of the economy. Every year they have to let me go earlier. This year I finished up the last week of August. Was it a body recovery, a rescue, or...
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    Having worked with loons for the past three years...

    Having worked with loons for the past three years as a biologist with the Loon Preservation Committee (loons are a state-listed threatened species in New Hampshire), I've gotta add my two cents.
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    If you are referring to the group willing to do...

    If you are referring to the group willing to do mitigation work, I suggest that you go back and review post numbers 96 and 121 in this thread. So there's you, me, bandana4me, and a number of people...
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    Let me get this straight. Someone decides on...

    Let me get this straight.

    Someone decides on his own to reopen closed trails, “improve” some existing bootleg trails (which it turns out that the landowners were trying to reclaim/repair) , gps as...
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    An opinion piece written in a newsletter,...

    An opinion piece written in a newsletter, containing the disclaimer, “Any opinions expressed are those of the writer and are not necessarily held by WODC. We welcome submissions for inclusion in The...
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    After I posted that, the text of the easement was...

    After I posted that, the text of the easement was posted, which showed that there was more than just protection from development for the trails; public access is definitely part of the easement....
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    9.5" in my driveway, Tamworth (NH; not England,...

    9.5" in my driveway, Tamworth (NH; not England, not Australia). Still snowing strong inspite of the fact the radar says the tail end just passed us.

    Nice, dry snow, but dense.
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    Gotta agree with Brian. Wood = beaver, herbaceous...

    Gotta agree with Brian. Wood = beaver, herbaceous = muskrat (or beaver). Duck Pond fequently has beaver; this is still dispersal time, so you might not see a lot of recent evidence.
  17. My sentiments, exactly. But what bothers me is...

    My sentiments, exactly. But what bothers me is that I always thought the summit of Mt. Washington wasn't in the WMNF. Isn't it a state park? Shame on the Feds for claiming ownership of the most...
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    The summits of Larcom and Little Larcom are...

    The summits of Larcom and Little Larcom are indeed owned by LRCT. A couple of points should be made:

    1. LRCT is a land trust dedicated to protecting natural resources through acquiring fee-simple...
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    That's Jacky's younger brother you almost hit....

    That's Jacky's younger brother you almost hit. I'm glad you missed him. The family's been having a hard time lately. I think the mother drinks. Ben Kilham had to take Jacky and last I heard, he's...
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    I don't know either. But since you raised the...

    I don't know either. But since you raised the point, they have pretty much the same good reputation here. Having been employed by forest products companies myself, I know there's a wide range in...
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    Google is not the only authority that sends...

    Google is not the only authority that sends innocent travelers over Sandwich Notch. A few years ago a neighbor had friends visiting from out west. AAA sent them, their pick-up, and their fifth-wheel,...
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    On rocket's website, the earliest version of "the...

    On rocket's website, the earliest version of "the map" is dated December 15, 2006. Does this prove anything? No. But is the timing consistent? Yes.
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    Poll: USPS? Tell me about it! They closed the...

    USPS? Tell me about it! They closed the Wonalancet Post Office about 15 years ago. People still haven't gotten over it.
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    Poll: This is exactly why I voted for "other." Some of...

    This is exactly why I voted for "other." Some of the other choices might be perfectly acceptable but what does the easement say?
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    RE: number of maps

    FYI: In February Mr. Garrison told me he had printed 3600 maps.

    Personally, I think the number left is of minor relevence to the issues at hand but I thought I'd pass it on. And the number he...
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