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    I too had problems with straps failing on my 3...

    I too had problems with straps failing on my 3 season gaiters. I found that using plastic coated speaker wire is the easiest long term fix. I try to buy gaiters that have a grommet hole that the...
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    I have to agree with Billy. I have been using...

    I have to agree with Billy. I have been using Smugmug for 6 or 7 years now and I am very satisfied. There are several levels available with varying price ranges. I have the basic, as I am not a...
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    Make sure you have reservations or don't go to...

    Make sure you have reservations or don't go to the main park or half way house because you won't get in. I was there this morning and assistant mgr told me sat and sunday were already booked and...
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    As an FYI. I live in Mass and over the last few...

    As an FYI. I live in Mass and over the last few weeks I have heard that Maine is tracking folks going over the border into Maine by monitoring toll transponder information. I believe Maine has a 14...
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    I was very surprised to see the bathroom...

    I was very surprised to see the bathroom facilities at Monadnock open yesterday. Initially thought TP litter along the trails would be an issue since there are just so many folks there for this time...
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    Vasque GTX can not be resoled. I have had several...

    Vasque GTX can not be resoled. I have had several pairs of Vasque and have gotten at least 1200 miles out of most of them. I have had a couple pairs where the sole actually split in the ball of the...
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    I share your passion for Monadnock. It has been...

    I share your passion for Monadnock. It has been at least a weekly thing for me for the last 15 or so years. Here is a pic of the Boston skyline taken last weekend. About the clearest view I have had...
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    AMC has their high cabin at Mt Cardigan or at...

    AMC has their high cabin at Mt Cardigan or at least they use to. Haven't been there in a few years. 6095
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    I'm up there a couple times a week. It is true...

    I'm up there a couple times a week. It is true that White Dot, White Arrow and White Cross will get packed out fairly quickly, but the other trails depend a lot on snow depth. Deeper the snow the...
  10. Nice report and great photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Nice report and great photos. Thanks for sharing.
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    I've covered most of the rest of the east and...

    I've covered most of the rest of the east and south side trails over the past couple days and they are in remarkably good condition. A few have some running and standing water and certainly low spots...
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    Thanks GJ. That was my original assumption but my...

    Thanks GJ. That was my original assumption but my audubon books pics weren't even close. This guy certainly didn't have a yellow rump, which I would have thought would have been a pretty much given,...
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    Bird identification

    Ran across this bird on Monadnock today. About the size of a sparrow. Distinct yellow crown with yellow under each wing and tops of wing sort of a greyish blue with black bars. Only similar bird,...
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    Most of what I have seen this year is pointing to...

    Most of what I have seen this year is pointing to another terrible tick season. I've never been bothered before and have never used any repellent, but before my luck runs out I figure I best start...
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    Steve Smith, Mountain Wanderer, ran across bear...

    Steve Smith, Mountain Wanderer, ran across bear tracks and some other suspicious bear activity signs on his latest bushwhack at Compton Mtn. They are out and about. Winter slumber is obviously over...
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    Thanks guys!! Great site. My morning coffee...

    Thanks guys!! Great site. My morning coffee just wouldn't be the same without it.
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    Are you sure this is the same ice storm. I know...

    Are you sure this is the same ice storm. I know Windblown got hit very hard with the ice storm of 2008. I thought the 98 storm was more north. I remember cycling up through Bear Notch Rd the...
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    Steve Smith of Mountain Wanderer was out there a...

    Steve Smith of Mountain Wanderer was out there a couple weeks ago. Maybe this will help.
    http://mountainwandering.blogspot.com/2017/07/flat-mountain-pond-ramble-72617-i.html
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    How unfortunate. I suspect most of us have gone...

    How unfortunate. I suspect most of us have gone down at least once on wet slippery rocks. It all happens so suddenly and unexpectedly. Give me snow and ice any day over wet lichen and moss covered...
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    I ran into a group of 4, two guys and two ladies...

    I ran into a group of 4, two guys and two ladies kust above Saddle jct on Katahdin. They were of some religious sect. Long black puffy dresses on the women and leather shoes. Men had black woolish...
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    I haven't done the Moats in awhile but the last...

    I haven't done the Moats in awhile but the last time I did them I believe my National Parks Senior Pass was sufficient to park in the Diana's Bath lot. Is this still the case or have they instituted...
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    Well you haven't looked closely enough because...

    Well you haven't looked closely enough because when the bugs are bad I don't hesitate to pull out my wide brim hat and put bug net over the hat. I find the wide brim hat keeps the netting away from...
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    As Dingo said there is a winter lot at Gilson on...

    As Dingo said there is a winter lot at Gilson on the right just before the gate. It does get plowed and can fit about 20 cars if everyone parks responsibly. Hopefully they will get it plowed today,...
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    Yes, the main parking lots are plowed and open...

    Yes, the main parking lots are plowed and open all winter and there is a $5 parking/hiking fee. I'll inquire about the parking at Gilson Pond area while I am there which would save you the parking...
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    Gilson Pond is not staffed until the summer...

    Gilson Pond is not staffed until the summer camping season begins. Parking there, during season, is substantial but I am quite sure the gate is down now on the inbound road. I suspect you can park...
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