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  1. Because you can't always get a ride down from...

    Because you can't always get a ride down from the summit.
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    Actually, the person to talk to about cleaning up...

    Actually, the person to talk to about cleaning up the trackside at the Cog, is Dennis Tupick, of Randolph. Dennis was the one who did all the site work for the power line up the Cog ROW, and as part...
  3. Carlson doesn't live in Maine. He does own...

    Carlson doesn't live in Maine. He does own property, but Bryant Pond ( AKA Lake Christopher for the water body and Woodstock for the town ) is certainly a good bit farther away from...
  4. Thread: Acadia Rescue

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    Andrew, I do think it is NPS that is responsible...

    Andrew, I do think it is NPS that is responsible for directing SAR in Acadia, but there has always been ( in my lifetime) a robust volunteer SAR organization on MDI. Considering the frequent...
  5. It is kind of interesting that CMP's spokewoman,...

    It is kind of interesting that CMP's spokewoman, Cate Hartnett, is no stranger to Berlin/Gorham NH. She was a stage driver for a couple years at MWAR, she and her SO retro-fitted their home in...
  6. My familiarity with this line of questioning goes...

    My familiarity with this line of questioning goes way back to the mid 1970's, and the bottom line hasn't changed. It is quite simple, really--Maine has few harbors suitable for either oil or LNG,...
  7. Depends on what bills you think OBS owes that...

    Depends on what bills you think OBS owes that aren't included in their summit lease agreement with NHSP. Obs is funded for the most part, through donations.

    Obs used to charge an entry fee...
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    Neither Wayne Presby ( Cog) nor Howie Weymss (...

    Neither Wayne Presby ( Cog) nor Howie Weymss ( Auto Road) will ever say no to a bonafide request for emergency assistance to effect an on-mountain rescue. Ever. Both companies have co-operated and...
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    I did my best to let you know.

    I did my best to let you know.
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    That weekend is opening weekend for the Fryeburg...

    That weekend is opening weekend for the Fryeburg Fair-- fair warning offered.
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    Island Explorer buses are all equipped with bike...

    Island Explorer buses are all equipped with bike racks. Definitely pick up a map that shows the carriage trails and the NPS roadways, with all the cross-overs to MDI roads. You actually can make...
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    Mt Desert Campground on Somes Sound. A5-A7...

    Mt Desert Campground on Somes Sound.

    A5-A7 and A11-A14 shoreside.

    www.mtdesertcampground.com

    Have to say, though, that the views of MDI are better from slightly off-island, and Lamoine...
  13. Baxter hired a new Chief Ranger last week. ...

    Baxter hired a new Chief Ranger last week. Hopefully he will hit the ground with his boots on and restore some BSP values.
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  14. There isn't a seasonal employer in the State of...

    There isn't a seasonal employer in the State of Maine who has enough help. Period.
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    Obs is a lessee of the State Park. State owns...

    Obs is a lessee of the State Park. State owns the summit septic system, which is a relatively new ( @2008) above-ground tankless system engineered in AK for Alaskan tundra conditions. Nothing about...
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    I'll remind about the slighter brown ungulates...

    I'll remind about the slighter brown ungulates with white tails. I was quite surprised to see 5 deer grazing on my back acre last Saturday.

    The Portland Pipeline crosses under RT 2 within...
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    Howie and the Auto Road have a borderline...

    Howie and the Auto Road have a borderline tolerance relationship with the NH ATV Club that continues to allow the annual Gerry Pomerleau Memorial Ride on Mt Washington. Otherwise, the requirements...
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    If one were to simply call the Auto Road. one...

    If one were to simply call the Auto Road. one would be assured that road walking, hiking, or running is absolutely allowed, although there will be some event days when restricted.
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    603-466-3988
  19. Thread: Alpine Garden

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    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?45098-Tr...

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?45098-Trying-to-plan-Alpine-Garden-bloom-hike

    Frequent question, the usual answers are in the thread above.

    Breeze
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    Yes, the economics of the summit are ...

    Yes, the economics of the summit are confusing. People see what they see and hear what they hear, all within a confirmation bias depending on what they think they already know.
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    The Cog and the Auto Road pay OBS for free...

    The Cog and the Auto Road pay OBS for free admission to the new " OBS Extreme Mt Washington" for riders of the cog and users of the Auto Road. They also pay a per head fee to the ...
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    Just for a little fun, lets ...

    Just for a little fun, lets wonder................

    How they are going to get a well drilling rig in position at Skyline ?
    What if there is no source of potable water within their ...
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    Presby et.al. might do well to wait until the...

    Presby et.al. might do well to wait until the Great Glen Hotel proves either its worth or its folly.

    As for construction projects on Mt Washington, someone needs to find a contractor ...
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    Smarty Pants. When there are African Swallows ...

    Smarty Pants. When there are African Swallows flocking in NH, in the third weekend of November I expect you to make your case to Sibley or Audubon.
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    A couple of birds no one expects to see at...

    A couple of birds no one expects to see at altitude in the Great North Woods are actually better known as shore birds. They do, however breed and come from the High Arctic ...
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