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    I did not think up this reading of the ugly new...

    I did not think up this reading of the ugly new AMC logo, and I do not have their permission to write the name of the person who did, who does not AFAIK post here. Howsomever, I cannot not share...
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    I agree with sierra's point: warning signs at...

    I agree with sierra's point: warning signs at trailheads and before you reach the dangerous places seem to get the attention of your target audience better than broadcast appeals (not that they...
  3. Poll: My report is limited to the Old Bridle Path...

    My report is limited to the Old Bridle Path downhill of Greenleaf Hut: "As is the case everywhere, the steeper the grade, the more problems to fix. This crowded trail is often steep and has dozens of...
  4. Poll: I am glad the situation has improved over last...

    I am glad the situation has improved over last year, which was rather frantic. Question is, by what measurement can one say the trails are in better shape?
  5. Poll: Of course, I do support the proposal that hikers...

    Of course, I do support the proposal that hikers should have to pay a fee to park at the lots in question, and that the money it raises beyond the cost of admin. should go to maintaining/rebuilding...
  6. Poll: Parking Fees at Franconia Notch State Park?

    This thread is about Franconia Notch State Park. There are but two questions:

    1) Should hikers have to pay a parking fee at the OBP/FW and Lafayette Place lots?

    2) If they should, what portion...
  7. I am not sure of the right answer either. ...

    I am not sure of the right answer either. However, anyone who can afford to drive their car to a trailhead can also afford a 5$ parking fee. Pay-to-play does mean that trail users (of these...
  8. I am in favor of parking fees at the most popular...

    I am in favor of parking fees at the most popular trailheads. That will somewhat deter the long-standing high traffic on these trails, which are being trampled into muddy chaos. As someone who has...
  9. From Peakbagger: "Blazes if they exist are not...

    From Peakbagger: "Blazes if they exist are not reflective..." FWIW, trails we tend are blazed with latex gloss enamel paint from the hardware store. Dries fast, easy clean-up, but the gloss means...
  10. A logging railroad ran beside the Wild River,...

    A logging railroad ran beside the Wild River, building them means moving a lot of soil and gravel from cuts and borrow pits to build up embankments to carry them at an easy enough grade and...
  11. Helicopters to lift these bags of rocks to trails...

    Helicopters to lift these bags of rocks to trails so as to use local rocks in trail fixtures seems to be more common in treeless hills elsewhere than it is here. For one thing, the northeast USA is...
  12. I appreciate the mention, and would like to...

    I appreciate the mention, and would like to straighten the record. I had the privilege of leading the AMC Cardigan Volunteer Trail Crew until we all quit on 6 August 2014 after two years of trying...
  13. What you write is true. A good discussion of the...

    What you write is true. A good discussion of the differences between trails in New England and trails elsewhere is to be found in the Student Conservation Association manual Lightly on the Land,...
  14. peakbagger, your friend was quite correct. ...

    peakbagger, your friend was quite correct. Trails out West on federal land benefit from federal tax dollars. They are also engineered for horses and are on land quite different from New England in...
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    If you take your coffee black they are harder to...

    If you take your coffee black they are harder to tell from a few grounds. Besides, what's so wrong with a little organic free-range protein? Look on the bright side, the mosquitoes are out so we...
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    I hope that people will realize that it is...

    I hope that people will realize that it is selfish to fly a whiny drone around other people, especially on a viewpoint others are sharing. Is it all that necessary to have a selfie video from your...
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    Around 1230 PM yesterday May 28 I was eating my...

    Around 1230 PM yesterday May 28 I was eating my lunch at the fire tower atop Mt. Cardigan. A party of about 10 teenage boys and a few adults arrived. One of the boys carried what looked like a...
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    Trace lost cell phones?

    In today's edition of The Scotsman is a story about two hillwalkers lost on Meall-an-t-Suidhe Wednesday night (that hill sits atop the north slope of Glen Nevis about halfway from the floor of the...
  19. OK, so EDP decided to save themselves a little...

    OK, so EDP decided to save themselves a little money by taking back their bond money since their building permit for the met tower expired and the still have not built it.

    IMO this is a good sign...
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    You are not mistooken, TJ. Just to make it a...

    You are not mistooken, TJ. Just to make it a sporting climb, last one in the door buys the hot chocolate.:rolleyes:
  21. What, another PUD? Easier to just bridge the...

    What, another PUD? Easier to just bridge the gap. They'll get right on it as soon as they finish replacing the damaged one on Thoreau Falls Trail... how long did you say that gap is?
  22. Trail Boss, I thank you for seeing my meaning. ...

    Trail Boss, I thank you for seeing my meaning. You are of course correct that I am confusing two zones that are different in mountaineering lingo. I do in fact know that, but I am used to talking...
  23. They don't call the alpine zone the death zone...

    They don't call the alpine zone the death zone for nothing. At some point in the sequence of small errors that so often lead to disasters, we have to stop long enough to ask ourselves whether any...
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    Thank you for the alert, LavaFalls. Can you...

    Thank you for the alert, LavaFalls. Can you provide us with a link or references so we can read these resolutions before we contact our congresspeople? Thank you.
  25. The first time I met Guy was on Little Haystack...

    The first time I met Guy was on Little Haystack on June 9 1985. Three of us from AMC-NH Vol. Trail Crew were hiking south on FRT when we encountered a crowd leaving the summit northbound. When we...
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