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    Strange coincidence. I fell into a spruce trap...

    Strange coincidence. I fell into a spruce trap several years ago in the same area. Snow was just about to the top of the chimney that year. I walked down toward Waumbek,and stepped off the trail to...
  2. Due to the Asian Longhorn Beetle situation,you...

    Due to the Asian Longhorn Beetle situation,you can't bring wood in anymore-you can buy it from the rangers house across the street. There is a guy just down the road that sells wood-check with the...
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    There are actually four cabins at Savoy Mountain...

    There are actually four cabins at Savoy Mountain State Park. They can be reserved through Reserve America,and there is a link on the Savoy site. rate is $30 plus a $6? reservation fee. Never been a...
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    Poll: I voted mostly Winter,but the few Summer days...

    I voted mostly Winter,but the few Summer days part doesn't fit. We might sneak out in October,November as a warm up hike,but,Summer,no way! That's sailing weather!
  5. Building 19 for Backpackers! Although it got...

    Building 19 for Backpackers!

    Although it got pretty scary on the upper floors.:D
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    In the incident on Madison,there is mention of a...

    In the incident on Madison,there is mention of a Boy Scout troop,and the leader. We were at Madison in August,a few years ago,and in conversation with a couple of new hikers,they asked us about...
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    Poll: We must be hiking on the wrong trails in winter....

    We must be hiking on the wrong trails in winter. We never get unsolicited advice. Maybe it's because the winter crowd is different?

    The only time I give advice is if I think sombody is going into...
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    As a FSB participant,I gotta tell ya this is...

    As a FSB participant,I gotta tell ya this is really a fun gig! Go!

    McRat,my friend,I will hoist a Pain Killer in your honor on Jost van Dyke!:D
  9. Just a little sidebar on Admiral Peary. He had a...

    Just a little sidebar on Admiral Peary.
    He had a home on Eagle Island in Casco Bay for many years,and kept his dogs on nearby Upper Flag Island. He kept a megaphone on the front porch of his...
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    Which ,as I recall,was the purpose of your visit...

    Which ,as I recall,was the purpose of your visit to the Highland Center!:D
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    I just stayed Friday and Saturday night at...

    I just stayed Friday and Saturday night at Shapleigh,with an AMC group. I think the place is great! A comfortable bunk,a small kitchen area, and a room to hang out,with clean bathrooms and a hot...
  12. PB&J on toasted English muffins. They're more...

    PB&J on toasted English muffins. They're more "squishproof" in your pack.
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    Really a shame. I really liked stopping there for...

    Really a shame. I really liked stopping there for breakfast!
    The place had character.
  14. Several years ago I lost my Multi-tool on the...

    Several years ago I lost my Multi-tool on the trail,or in a campsite. I was really bummed,but then the next trip out-on a different trail-look what I found-a multi-tool!
    Is this karma or Kismet or...
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    Yeah..yeah..you can hear an echo down...

    Yeah..yeah..you can hear an echo down there..yeah,that's real exciting...no I'm not gonna come down and try it...
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    Poll: Had to vote for "could be a guide",but I never...

    Had to vote for "could be a guide",but I never really wanted the job.
    I don't wanna drag people up and down the same stretch of water every weekend,for short money.
    I got offered a job to guide,but...
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    We enjoyed meeting some new people,and seeing...

    We enjoyed meeting some new people,and seeing some familiar ones.
    Excellent turnout!
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    We did the same thing. We've spent one night in...

    We did the same thing. We've spent one night in the house in five years...
    But hey,the tenant is almost done paying for it!:D

    Most of our trips are overnight anyways,so it isn't an issue,but even...
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    Lonesome Lake Hut was a stopover point for a...

    Lonesome Lake Hut was a stopover point for a parade of VFTT and ROT members on Saturday and Sunday.
    Peakbagger,Cumulus,Hiker Bob,Poison Ivy,and Jason on the trail down
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    Leisurely Lonesome Lake Sat. Jan 3

    We're easing our way into backpacking season with an overnighter to Lonesome Lake on Saturday January 3. Maybe some easy hiking on Saturday,or just hang out at the hut.
    Mostly..it's about the food!...
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    Poll: Hey,I'm the boss and I'm lookin' at VFTT....

    Hey,I'm the boss and I'm lookin' at VFTT.
    Whatcha wanna say about it?;)
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    Iceland is absolutely amazing! I went on a...

    Iceland is absolutely amazing! I went on a whim,back in 1979 before it became a tourist destination.

    Standing out in the geiser fields,air temps in the 40's but the ground is too hot to...
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    I gotta do a company dinner in Boston the night...

    I gotta do a company dinner in Boston the night before,so it would be 2 nites back to back....
    Well I suppose I could manage....somehow:D

    We'll try to be there,but we'll be fashionably late
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    In a rather ironic twist,we were attempting to...

    In a rather ironic twist,we were attempting to cook a turkey last Saturday and our stove expired. I tried fixing it,but from a $ standpoint,it was dead. Turkey is all dressed up and no place to go. I...
  25. This was on a segment of WBUR news this morning....

    This was on a segment of WBUR news this morning. Doug and Spencer were interviewed. More info on the WBUR website.
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