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  1. The north gate is quite a long haul from...

    The north gate is quite a long haul from Millinocket. The roads getting there are good but not real fast. Plan on two hours. You also drive right by Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument which...
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    I did the ridge to ridge walk on a very hot day,...

    I did the ridge to ridge walk on a very hot day, that last hike up to the Darlington Shelter was a rough one after getting parboiled all day. There is water along this section but a lot of its...
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    I didn't have a choice as the person I was hiking...

    I didn't have a choice as the person I was hiking with had developing ankle issues. If we went out for more than 3 days with backpacks his ankle started acting up and he would need to put on a...
  4. I was there a week and half ago, I had shorts and...

    I was there a week and half ago, I had shorts and T shirt on. You just need to pick your days and this summer its been pretty weird weather. Really hot in June and cold and damp in July. Who knows...
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    Folks start running out of time on occasion and...

    Folks start running out of time on occasion and want to take a break. Attitudes change from half way up to my territory in NH. I am a lowly section hiker and found that the piece of paper that I...
  6. NH Presidential Traverse Rescue - Multiday Rescue

    Its not only in winter where rescues can get delayed due to weather. Temps have been quite low this past week, add in wind rain and fog and even the rescue crews can get delayed. My guess is the...
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    I second Gambits selection.

    I second Gambits selection.
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    One hassle may be licensing, I dont think the...

    One hassle may be licensing, I dont think the license and road rules for mopeds and scooters are the same state to state. I think some states limit them to roads with posted speed limit below some...
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    It depends on your tolerance. its not a good fit...

    It depends on your tolerance. its not a good fit for the AT in Maine as many of the shuttles that cover 4 or 5 days or trail hiking can be 50 to 100 miles on roads without wide shoulders, it can be...
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    Great news. The bonus is you get to spend some...

    Great news. The bonus is you get to spend some time in the mountains around Lak Willoughby. When I was hiking around there 15 years ago during the summer, there were not a lot of locals on the...
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    If it fits your schedule or are coming into the...

    If it fits your schedule or are coming into the area via bus from an airport the AMC shuttles loops cover much but not all of the whites. They are established routes, no custom rides and I think...
  12. Jewell Trail "Campsite" New Hampshire Update 2021

    The presidential traverse of the AT in NH White Mountains is spectacular hike, the crown jewel for many thruhikers on the AT. I will let others argue it but, its above treeline from the base of...
  13. I agree fall line hikes tend to be a New England...

    I agree fall line hikes tend to be a New England tradition, there is some incredible switch backing down south. Its somewhat related to soils, the New England trails are not super friendly to...
  14. FYI with respect to the parkway crossing ...

    FYI with respect to the parkway crossing

    https://www.change.org/p/andrew-m-cuomo-wildlife-pedestrian-bridge-over-palisades-parkway-in-harriman-state-park
  15. As you found out the 100Mile Wilderness isnt so...

    As you found out the 100Mile Wilderness isnt so wild (plenty of road crossings or near road crossings if you know where they are). Still nice to hear you had a good day and relatively crowd free...
  16. Glad you asked, do not go into the Great Gulf via...

    Glad you asked, do not go into the Great Gulf via the Sphinx or ascend via the Great Gulf trail. Sphinx is the less bad than Six Husbands and GG but still very steep and rough. The upper section is a...
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    It been interesting following your hikes up...

    It been interesting following your hikes up north, Congrats, hope you had a nice summit day and got to spend some time at BSP.
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    I agree see a doctor first. I am just working on...

    I agree see a doctor first. I am just working on your Thru Hiker GA>Me label. Its highly likely even if you were a "young buck" when you hiked the trail that you may have some damage in your knees....
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    It would help to know how old you are. Some...

    It would help to know how old you are. Some folks including myself have found some relief with joint supplements like glucosamine with MSM to work but they take months to kick in. Knee issues can be...
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    Okay so your plans appear to have changed from...

    Okay so your plans appear to have changed from your OP. Previously you said you were going into town and not staying in the park the night before, now you appear to want to stay at the Birches?. Yes...
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    IMHO hitting a good run of weather is a major...

    IMHO hitting a good run of weather is a major impact and that is mostly luck. A good support team can deal with the lack of water but in the East, dry summer weather usually lines up with hot weather...
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    The other major plus is that you can go up the AT...

    The other major plus is that you can go up the AT and come down the East side of the mountain to Roaring Brook via a couple of different trails including the Knife Edge, The Saddle trail or Hamlin...
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    I cant remember the details but a whiteblaze...

    I cant remember the details but a whiteblaze member long ago suggested that a hiker need to satisfy various sensations like sweet, salty, crunchy and chewy for lunch. My variations were usually...
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    Any chainsaw work done on the AT by a paid...

    Any chainsaw work done on the AT by a paid employees or volunteers require that the they had to have have taken and passed recent chainsaw training. They are required to use chainsaw chaps eye...
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    Not sure how you described it to the staff at the...

    Not sure how you described it to the staff at the park but what are talking about is done all the time. The park is open for day use by anyone so your family would pull in at Togue Pond gate and pay...
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