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    Gorham to Grafton Notch

    Just noticed that the established sites between Gorham and Grafton Notch have bear boxes, Does this mean Bears are active in the area or is this a preventive move?
    Thanks
    RDL
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    Just finished the hike. Thank you all for the...

    Just finished the hike. Thank you all for the info. All the water was a rock hope. Parking was a bigger problem at Grafton Notch park than south arm road, he got the last lot spot on a Saturday....
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    I have one I carry at all times. I have used it...

    I have one I carry at all times. I have used it three times in "miss calculations". Luckily never for more than 1 night at a time. The weight savings in my mind do not come close to justifying the...
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    Thank you all for the info.

    Thank you all for the info.
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    Thanks for the Info, is there parking in the area...

    Thanks for the Info, is there parking in the area for three days two nights? I assume that the change by the southern landowner has not shut off auto traffic up south arm road?
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    water near moody Mt Maine

    Sawyer brook and Black brook on the north and south of moody Mtn show no bridges and are listed as fords in some guides? Was wondering are they just little brooks that can be rock hopped or are they...
  7. Thread: mahoosuc notch

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    mahoosuc notch

    a couple of "simple" questions. I normally have no problem averaging 1 mile per hour in the whites and other parts of Maine. I have heard for the notch to just go campsite to campsite because it is...
  8. Thread: New stove

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    He may get them from boxes of old stoves that our...

    He may get them from boxes of old stoves that our wives send to him to clean out our junk?
  9. Thread: lost hikers

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    lost hikers

    https://wgme.com/news/local/crews-working-to-rescue-hiker-on-mount-katahdin

    Looks like a couple hikers got a little off trail and weather messed with them. Hopefully they have learned something...
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    I will not say it cannot be done but it will...

    I will not say it cannot be done but it will require a lot of luck and true winter hiking. Slo-go'en has it correct, I would plan my start so I was out of the whites before October 1 and I would plan...
  11. Just wondering what year it was , I collect the...

    Just wondering what year it was , I collect the old ones and am always interested.
    RDL
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    As no expert on thru hikes or service animals the...

    As no expert on thru hikes or service animals the only thoughts I have is will the dog be able to get enough down time to do his duty when he is working? If the dog is always working when does it get...
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    Now back to the moose. having experienced NH, VT,...

    Now back to the moose. having experienced NH, VT, ME back in the 70's I saw plenty of moose, so many that I did not count them, anything less than 3 at a time was unremarkable. I know I was spoiled....
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    I just got to say it with my tongue in cheek. ...

    I just got to say it with my tongue in cheek. It's not like you are planning a white mountain traverse in December.:-? a bad day in the woods is better than an OK day in town. Or as Dad would...
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    doubles as a tent. Brilliant.

    doubles as a tent. Brilliant.
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    i have and cherish a 1969 AMC white mountain...

    i have and cherish a 1969 AMC white mountain guide that my father kept the notes in of my early trips. The first trip being when I was just 4. I was also given a 1959 Guide to the Appalachian trail...
  17. Thread: legal Parking

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    winter parking bands are based on the calendar...

    winter parking bands are based on the calendar not the weather. I go when I get the time, at low elevation the storms will not be that bad. I am to old and wise to play in the storms at high...
  18. Thread: legal Parking

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    The town of Norwich VT. There is no Legal trail...

    The town of Norwich VT. There is no Legal trail head parking in the winter. The commuter lot near by has a no overnight sign. The nature trails area is paved and plowed but has no signs to say if...
  19. Thread: legal Parking

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    legal Parking

    Any good way to find legal parking spots in the northeast during winter/storm parking bans? I have emailed the police department but was wondering if there was a better way. If I'm going out for a...
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    Is this how we measure products now? they last...

    Is this how we measure products now? they last for 100 miles ect? That is less than two weeks of easy at home use. I think less of my boots if they don't last 2000 easy miles. I say easy miles cause...
  21. yes it does, I have returned 3 pair and have...

    yes it does, I have returned 3 pair and have pairs that are so old now that I cannot return them and live with myself. have 6 pairs that I just rotate thru a pair everyday, work or play. Oldest is...
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    Poll: If the video had been taken in NH any required...

    If the video had been taken in NH any required reporter (teacher Doctor scoutmaster little league coach) would have had to report it to the authorities.
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    Hiking that far may cause my feet to hurt but all...

    Hiking that far may cause my feet to hurt but all that math is causing my head to hurt.
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    Thanks for the answers, not the ones I wanted but...

    Thanks for the answers, not the ones I wanted but that is life. Was hopping for a "that part of the trail is mostly rock walk and dried up already".
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    Hiking in VT mud season

    Being that mud season is starting or has started I was wondering if Section 1 and 2 in VT can be done during the mud season. I see that they are not on the list of recommended mud season hikes on the...
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