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    I am reminded of the tragic death of Vermont...

    I am reminded of the tragic death of Vermont State Police diver Sergeant Gary A. Gaboury, who drowned in Huntington Gorge in Richmond Vermont while attempting the recovery of the body of another...
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    Missing person

    My sister, Helen Holmes is missing, and hasn't been seen since Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. While Helen isn't a hiker, she is a lover of nature, and spends a lot of time outdoors. She lives in Townshend,...
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    You can't go wrong with a visit to...

    You can't go wrong with a visit to http://www.mountainwanderer.com/ He's got a spiffy new website, and there's always something new. I'm hoping Santa will bring me Beyond the Notches this year!
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    Is that last one the fireplace on Mt. Starr King?

    Is that last one the fireplace on Mt. Starr King?
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    You've hiked most of "The List," but you never...

    You've hiked most of "The List," but you never bother to record the date. (Hmm...it must have been the early '90's...maybe '93?)
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    There's a section of the WMNF website dealing...

    There's a section of the WMNF website dealing with invasives (NNIS.) There are pages showing invasive plants known in the forest, near the forest, and insects of special concern. There are maps...
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    My New Hampshire native parents pronounce it...

    My New Hampshire native parents pronounce it "COE-OSS" County.

    When they lived in Oregon, however they learned to pronounce Coos Bay as "Coose Bay." (rhymes with "loose")
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    Found: SD card in case

    Today I found an SD memory card in a case at the Marlborough Trail trailhead at the base of Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH. It has some pictures on it. PM me if you lost one.
  9. Very nice story. Thank you for posting this.

    Very nice story. Thank you for posting this.
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    I know I'm bucking the media here, but I object...

    I know I'm bucking the media here, but I object to the term "Nor'easter." Any student of New England accents will realize that no New Englander would pronounce that "R" in the middle of...
  11. It's interesting to me that much of the "Central...

    It's interesting to me that much of the "Central Section First Alternative," and the "Preferred Route" parallels an existing high-voltage right of way from near Bath as far south as Salisbury,...
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    I vaguely remember a description of a trip that...

    I vaguely remember a description of a trip that went through to Mt. Carr along this ridge. I don't remember where I heard the story.

    From Mt. Carr, I once followed a herd path south in this...
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    Red Ridge Trail

    I came down the Red Ridge Trail a few years ago in very good conditions. The trail travels over open sloped ledges and was a little difficult to follow because there weren't many cairns or blazes to...
  14. My mother grew up within a mile of this bridge...

    My mother grew up within a mile of this bridge and told me stories of walking across it and swimming there. That was in the 1940's, so it's not even a little bit relevant to the original question,...
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    I've enjoyed hiking a nice loop from the...

    I've enjoyed hiking a nice loop from the campground up the Fundy trail to the Shaw trail and over South Mountain, returning by way of the Mountain trail without much trouble. Once I went over to...
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    I started riding an "at least" 20 year old junker...

    I started riding an "at least" 20 year old junker 10-speed last fall, and discovered that is both uncomfortable and dangerous. For Christmas I bought myself a Trek 7000 "hybrid". I'm a cheapskate,...
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    Another of my favorites from the NPS is the...

    Another of my favorites from the NPS is the Yellowstone webcams conveniently summarized here, and in their narrow-format counterpart. At the bottom of those pages are links to other webcams in the...
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    I read The Morning Report almost every day and...

    I read The Morning Report almost every day and enjoy it a lot. I'm really a National Park Service junkie.

    A book that I really enjoy is Death Daring and Disaster by Charles R. Farabee, Jr. It...
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    Just a note that these critters that frequent Mt....

    Just a note that these critters that frequent Mt. Washburn are not goats, but rather bighorn sheep. The females and juveniles stick together and are frequent visitors to the summit area. It is a...
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    I went to Yellowstone two years ago and am...

    I went to Yellowstone two years ago and am planning a trip this year. I had a great time! Here are a few links that you can spend a lot of time exploring:

    Poison Ivy's post on ROT describing her...
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    I too shake my head at this phenomenon. I don't...

    I too shake my head at this phenomenon. I don't really pay much attention to fashion, or even outdoor gear trends, but it hit me when my non-outdoorsy teenagers announced they wanted "North Faces."...
  22. Thread: Bear facts

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    I think that anyone interested in being in the...

    I think that anyone interested in being in the backcountry where bears are present should try to read Stephen Herrero's book Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance. This book is a wealth of good,...
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    What ever you do, don't cross your legs! That's...

    What ever you do, don't cross your legs! That's a good way to dislocate the hip which is very painful, and makes it more likely to happen again.
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    Incidentally, the map Chip linked to is available...

    Incidentally, the map Chip linked to is available in printed form from the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, along with a few others. It's a beautiful map with a great deal of detail. The printed...
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    Fisherman found with broken leg

    http://www.wmur.com/news/19372094/detail.html

    Article states he tried to call 911 on his cell phone but couldn't connect. Glad he's OK!
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