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    WMNF Closure!

    White Mountain National Forest HAS BEEN CLOSED effective 6PM Saturday August 27, 2011 through midnight Monday August 29, 2011.

    http://news.outdoors.org/2011/08/adv...tm_campaign=fb

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    Wow.

    When was the last time this happened? anyone know?

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    Well, this is the top of a long slippery slope, isn't it?

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    now i can finally sleep in my car at trailheads without worrying whether i'll be hassled! i'm going to spend 30 minutes asleep at each one, starting at pinkham! woohoo.
    Last edited by leaf; 08-26-2011 at 12:59 PM.

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    Does this mean we don't need parking passes?

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    The Lincoln Woods bathroom will be out of toilet paper.

    In all seriousness, is there a legal basis that gives the Forest Circus authority to do this, or is it the bureaucratic power grab that it looks like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamiata View Post
    In all seriousness, is there a legal basis that gives the Forest Circus authority to do this, or is it the bureaucratic power grab that it looks like?
    Yup. Cooperhill lays it out in this post.
    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Edward Abbey

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    Just because it's legal doesn't mean that it's right
    I'm so thankful that the federal government is here to save me from myself Thanks sir I'd love some Kool Aid!
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    Free stays at Guyot!! Any takers?

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    Campin'

    We camped at Hancock on the Kanc for 56 hours in the rain during Floyd 10 years ago. No biggie. There was little wind, lotsa rain. Pemi was raging. Would have been tough out on the trails with stream crossings. Don't remember much in the way of blowdowns. Hopefully there'll be nothing more this time... space station images are a little scary, though. Irene is one big girl! Maybe there IS something to all the hype?!

    http://www.theatlantic.com/video/arc...-space/244158/

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    Last edited by Kevin, Judy and Emma; 08-26-2011 at 04:24 PM.
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    I stayed at Imp Shelter once with a caretaker who claimed to have sat out "Bob" or "Floyd" or some such in the shelter there. He said it was quite a wild ride, but that the (two-tier, Guyot-type) shelter was perfect for the conditions.

    I also camped at Wild River during a good November blow that included trees across the road and a fast-rising river. I wouldn't voluntarily put myself on the wrong side of those tracks again; better to ride it out at home!

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    ...as was noted in the other thread with this notice if you choose to go and have a problem don't expect a rescue. No need for SAR to take a risk because somoeone chooses to go out in what are advertised as adverse conditions. Makes sense to me.
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    ha! fine...ill go canoeing on the upper pemi instead
    why are there people like Frank??

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    So...if the forest is closed when it is unsafe, does that mean it is safe when it is open?
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    I think that they are just overreacting to all of the media hype. I don't remember them closing it during the ice storm of 98 and that was a much more serious situation...
    "If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door"

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