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    We should be talking about protecting the bears. ...

    We should be talking about protecting the bears. The one raiding Goddard Shelter in VT was shot after it could no longer be frightened away. No suitable trees in the area to hang from (not unusual...
  2. Thread: Kay Wood Lean-to

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    A Dalton AT Community member, Margaret Cahill has...

    A Dalton AT Community member, Margaret Cahill has completed a half hour video biography of Kay, focusing mostly on her contribution to the Trail. She was quite a remarkable person. At our...
  3. Thread: Specs for hangs

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    Thanks for the replies, folks. Never would have...

    Thanks for the replies, folks. Never would have thought of putting the posts that far apart, so we'll work for a 13-14ft separation. I was thinking that a horizontal timber between the posts would...
  4. Thread: Specs for hangs

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    Specs for hangs

    The AT Community folks in Cheshire Mass are developing an overnight site in town for AT hikers. They are thinking of including some posts that would work for hammocks. They would like to know the...
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    The border thatís signed...

    The border thatís signed in Mass is the stream through the ravine, the actual border is a couple of tenths south near the Paradise Lane junction. We developed that distinction with the CT...
  6. Thread: Fall colors

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    Park at the Lake Buel Rd AT parking area and hike...

    Park at the Lake Buel Rd AT parking area and hike south to Tom Leonard. Expect some other campers as weather will be pretty nice on Sat.

    If hiking North, closest official parking is near Shays’...
  7. Thread: Goddard Shelter

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    "Problem Bear" at Goddard no longer a problem. ...

    "Problem Bear" at Goddard no longer a problem. They killed the bear.

    https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/bear-killedby-wardenson-long-trail,579435?

    Most likely, this bear was habituated...
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    Yes,it's open for use. Not a lot of capacity, so...

    Yes,it's open for use. Not a lot of capacity, so short distance hikers (2-5 days or so) should use parking at other trailheads. I can help folks find those options, just PM me. Most of the regular...
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    Here is the formal notice about the service for...

    Here is the formal notice about the service for Roy.
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    I received a note from Marcia (Roy and Marilyn's...

    I received a note from Marcia (Roy and Marilyn's daughter) that the family is having a Celebration of Life for Roy at the Becket Chapel, just down the road from the blueberry farm, on sunday July 7th...
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    Wilcox North Shelter--Bear (Mass)

    Reports from hikers this week of an aggressive bear at North Wilcox shelter. Hikers we're cooking food at picnic table when bear came into camp. They could not frighten it off. Bear pawed its way...
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    Spring 2019 Snow Conditions on Long Trail

    Still plenty of snow in the Greens this year: https://www.greenmountainclub.org/2019-hiking-season-is-here-but/. Also posted on the LT Page.

    Cosmo
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    Spring 2019 Snow Conditions on Long Trail

    Still plenty of snow in the Greens this year: https://www.greenmountainclub.org/2019-hiking-season-is-here-but/

    Cosmo
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    As far a privies are concerned, paper towels will...

    As far a privies are concerned, paper towels will do fine in a mouldering type of privy. These are characterized by a slatted crib underneath and a bucket of forest duff or bag of wood shavings in...
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    Cabin opens May 18th. You will see other campers...

    Cabin opens May 18th. You will see other campers at both places, more if the weather is decent.

    Cosmo
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    We just end up having to pull the wipes out of...

    We just end up having to pull the wipes out of the composted privy product before spreading it out in the woods. The only thing in the privy should be stuff that’s been in your mouth first and TP.
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    I heard from Marilyn's daughter today. She says...

    I heard from Marilyn's daughter today. She says her mom will likely continue to host hikers this season, and would welcome any assistance hikers can provide on blueberry farm projects.

    Cosmo
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    Roy Wiley, Marilyn's husband passed away last...

    Roy Wiley, Marilyn's husband passed away last week. Here's a link to the obituary. Not yet sure if the family will be able to welcome hikers this season. I'll be happy to pass on more info when I...
  19. Thread: Shaker Campsite

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    Here's one bear that's not quite so hungry:...

    Here's one bear that's not quite so hungry:...
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    No sign of this particular bear(s) yet, but they...

    No sign of this particular bear(s) yet, but they are starting to be reported out and about in the County.

    Use the bear box, all the time. Cook early in the evening, away from your tent. Put...
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    Yup, Greylock Club does not have space for AT...

    Yup, Greylock Club does not have space for AT parking this season, their neighbor is updating their parking lot (where club patrons used to be able to park). At present, we're looking at an area...
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    We're working on an alternative location nearby,...

    We're working on an alternative location nearby, but it probably won't have confirmation until June--a few moving parts remaining to be sorted out. For now, Pattison Rd is the best option for a day...
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    Upper Goose Pond Cabin 2019 Dates

    Weíll be opening the Cabin for the season on May 18th this year. Closing day will be October 20th. Even when the Cabin is not open, hikers are welcome to camp at the nearby campsites.

    Cosmo
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    Father Tom Begley (the priest who first opened St...

    Father Tom Begley (the priest who first opened St Mary's to hikers) has passed away. Here is his Obit:
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  25. Thread: atcamp.org

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    The system has limitations--and is not all that...

    The system has limitations--and is not all that useful for individual hikers (until when some dark day in the future everyone will need a permit to hike the AT, ugh!). It is handy for groups, and...
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