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    Senior Member ChrisB's Avatar
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    Hitch Up Mathilda Question

    Is the Hitch Up Mathilda in Avalanche Lake a bridge or a floating walkway?
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    Senior Member Nessmuk's Avatar
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    Not floating, not a bridge either, it is a wood plank somewhat elevated boardwalk walkway loosely "attached" and supported by the adjacent rock cliff face and the ground below (where possible). In some places you are at lake level, hence "hitch Up Matilda" with her long full dress as was fashionable women's wear at the time.
    "She's all my fancy painted her, she's lovely, she is light. She waltzes on the waves by day and rests with me at night." - Nessmuk, Forest and Stream, July 21, 1880 [of the Wood Drake Canoe built for him by Rushton]

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    A most definite unique, daunting and inquisitive trail all rapped up in to one. A passage really of sorts.
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    Senior Member Mike P.'s Avatar
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    They are as unique to the ADKs as ____________ is to the Whites

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    B - Ice Gulch
    C- The lower, under boulder trails like Mahoosuc Notch, Morgan Percival, King Ravine
    D- Something else?
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