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    Four Solidiers and Underhill trail.

    Four Solidiers and Underhill trail.
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    About 20 years ago I was invited to a meeting...

    About 20 years ago I was invited to a meeting with a group that wanted to get a couple of new trails built in the WMNF. This was on private land that the group had control of which was being sold to...
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    One of the hiking discussions that used to come...

    One of the hiking discussions that used to come up pre covid was how the younger generations desired moving into the cities an how the small towns were emptying out. My standard speculation was a...
  4. Any sign of a flagging in between the two...

    Any sign of a flagging in between the two summits?. There was potential trail to connect the dead end Katahdin Lake trail to the Russell Pond trail proposed at one point but it got sidelined due to...
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    Permits have been filed ...

    Permits have been filed

    https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/08/12/state-regulators-begin-reviewing-proposal-for-large-metal-mine-in-northern-maine/

    Sounds to me like the story has changed...
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    Only one I can remember is about half way up from...

    Only one I can remember is about half way up from Pinkham Notch on the south end that had a sign. Given the dry conditions I expect unless there is heavy rain the day before that water sources are...
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    A friends daughter works in the ADKS at one of...

    A friends daughter works in the ADKS at one of the lodges. They offer takeout meals to the guests of surrounding cabins.

    With respect to AMC, I wonder if they did the annual supply of perishables...
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    Yes there is a closer road that the trail crosses...

    Yes there is a closer road that the trail crosses but its behind locked FS gate :(

    The walk from the new lot is pleasant with views of washouts.
  9. Sadly, the only local newspaper that covers the...

    Sadly, the only local newspaper that covers the area is on the decline and thus a local source of corelated info is nonexistent. The LEOs do maintain records but given there are at least 4 possibly...
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    Its been a long time since the FS seems to have...

    Its been a long time since the FS seems to have enforced the 1/4 mile rule. They were doing it in 1987 at the tail end of the boom but as the usage dropped in the WMNF and the FS consolidated the...
  11. There had always been a young and dumb crowd in...

    There had always been a young and dumb crowd in the Berlin/Gorham area but it has been substantially reduced as the population of high school age kids dropped precipitously. Mill workers tended to...
  12. The reason for my question is to determine if...

    The reason for my question is to determine if cars in general are being vandalized at trailheads or are cars with out of state plates being singled out?. Furthermore is this a case of vandalism or...
  13. So one car being vandalized in an area with a sad...

    So one car being vandalized in an area with a sad tradition of vandalism to hikers cars is a trend?
  14. Facebook postings have the reputation of an echo...

    Facebook postings have the reputation of an echo chamber. It would be nice to see an original vetted report on an actual incident tied to hiking as the comment could come from come numerous places
  15. Anything can happen but I seriously doubt this is...

    Anything can happen but I seriously doubt this is problem location. This is some limited cell coverage in the north country. Northumberland put in cell tower at the junction of RT3 and Rt 110.
  16. The Bunnell Notch trail head parking is directly...

    The Bunnell Notch trail head parking is directly across from what is usually an active fish pool with equipment shed down the road. Hatchery folks needs to drive by there during the day. Unknown Pond...
  17. 3 NH F&G calls in one night on Mt Washington

    https://nhfishgame.com/2020/08/06/family-assisted-off-of-mount-washington/
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    A general observation is head east of RT 16 and...

    A general observation is head east of RT 16 and north of RT2 or stay away from the popular routes to the 4K and the AT. With the exception of Baldface Circle trail, the trails on the WMNF in Maine...
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    I think the alternative being discussed are...

    I think the alternative being discussed are joining the various ski clubs who reportedly are always looking for paying members to use the faculties in the off season. I have heard this in the past...
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    Interesting, I was hiking with a group last...

    Interesting, I was hiking with a group last weekend and some of the folks were commenting how the service and cleanliness had degraded and that the workers there were not very friendly. They were all...
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    IMHO, in my area, Gorham NH, there was far more...

    IMHO, in my area, Gorham NH, there was far more rain about a month ago from an unnamed storm than from this one. I think the speed of the storm saved us.
  22. I saw a wild blackberry patch in Milan last...

    I saw a wild blackberry patch in Milan last weekend that was loaded and several patches that were a week or so before they were ripe. I could have easily picked a few quarts.
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    If you happen to feel a post is inappropriate,...

    If you happen to feel a post is inappropriate, look in the lower left hand of the post an look for the small triangle with the explanation mark and click on it to report the post.
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    Reminds me of Hurricane Irene. I was up in Baxter...

    Reminds me of Hurricane Irene. I was up in Baxter with a group at the group sites near Roaring Brook. We came down off the summit after a Knifes Edge hike and we met a ranger at Chimney Pond. he...
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    Looks like the track shifted west,more wind less...

    Looks like the track shifted west,more wind less rain for the whites. VT and the ADKS looks like they get the heavy rains.
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