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    I think it was Geek the cat carried by Jim Adams?...

    I think it was Geek the cat carried by Jim Adams? (just a guess on the names) He occasionally replies when he and his cat are mentioned., He admits he carried the cat on his pack the majority of the...
  2. Thee Dream Lake spot is right on the pond with...

    Thee Dream Lake spot is right on the pond with great view up the lake its just short walk from the junction with Dryad Col trail . Definitely nothing the NPS or AMC would build these days ;) as its...
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    Thru Hiker with a Cat

    https://bangordailynews.com/2019/06/26/news/york/this-maine-man-is-hiking-the-appalachian-trail-with-his-cat-as-his-companion/
    I expect the cat will make a small dent in the shelter mice situation....
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    My guess is given the price and acreage, its...

    My guess is given the price and acreage, its going to get cut up for a few summer homes:( like Rainbow Springs and Mountain Mommas.
  5. I have a copy of the Maine Forest Service Map...

    I have a copy of the Maine Forest Service Map from 1921 that was drawn for the fire tower on Mt Speck. Its based on the 1921 USGS map but all the wiring is circular around the center of the map. On...
  6. I think Bruce used to be based out of the White...

    I think Bruce used to be based out of the White Birches Campground in Shelburne. Not sure where he is these days.
  7. No guarantees on the privies or the quality of...

    No guarantees on the privies or the quality of them. AMC maintains the trails and shelters in this area and treat them as low priority (thus the comments about trail blazing and maintenance although...
  8. Thread: lost hikers

    by peakbagger
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    Here is copy of my post from VFTT on my...

    Here is copy of my post from VFTT on my speculation based on several hikes of this trail over the years.

    If someone is headed down the knife edge from the south summit the trail starts out...
  9. Looks like he hit the Notch early enough in the...

    Looks like he hit the Notch early enough in the day that the snow was firmed up which filled in a lot of holes. Most folks stay at Full Goose shelter so they hit it early in the morning. When the...
  10. Maine consists of a mix of stretches and...

    Maine consists of a mix of stretches and difficulties. It far less predictable then down south where you can go days on ridgelines. Many folks get fooled for the eastern side of the "100 mile...
  11. Well if you are asking about shelters and...

    Well if you are asking about shelters and campsites this late in the game this implies you may be in over your head. One of the 10 essentials that all hikers should carry is a map and now how to use...
  12. Unfortunately the owner of the hydro dam and the...

    Unfortunately the owner of the hydro dam and the island have refused over the years to allow the trail to be officially marked and blazed from RT 16 over the island to the "official" trailhead on...
  13. There is a walkway under the trestle in Gorham....

    There is a walkway under the trestle in Gorham. There are cross braces on either end that require a duck under that may require you taking off you packs or go down on your knees. Once you get on the...
  14. Please expand on the "bridge trailhead". The...

    Please expand on the "bridge trailhead". The closest AT trailhead to Gorham is the AT crossing of RT 2 in Shelburne. It will be tough to get ride for 4 from Gorham, plenty of locals pick up hikers...
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    FYI this weekend is prime presi traverse weather....

    FYI this weekend is prime presi traverse weather. I expect Appalachia will be busy around 4:15 AM tomorrow. Lake of the crowds will most likely be out of snacks for sale by the time N to S presi...
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    Yes the summit is a black hole, I do a variation...

    Yes the summit is a black hole, I do a variation of the presi traverse which may skip all the summits or just skip Washington using the West Side trail which is quite a feat of trailbuilding. I stop...
  17. I live in Gorham, the black flies have reduced...

    I live in Gorham, the black flies have reduced somewhat but the mosquitoes have moved in with a vengeance. I was out on Saturday in the Kilkenny range and as long as there was breeze the bugs were...
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    That whole "reckless" issue is even more of work...

    That whole "reckless" issue is even more of work in progress. To a couch potato watching the dribble off of cable news, stepping out of car at a trailhead is reckless. There have been times where...
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    FYI, NH charges for actual costs incurred for...

    FYI, NH charges for actual costs incurred for rescues as long as they determine negligence. The negligent determination is a work in progress but having the right gear is on the list. They publish a...
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    Note that in building construction circles...

    Note that in building construction circles reflectix is has a reputation of making claims that are not true using test methods they dreamed up themselves.
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    In a situation like this I think NHF&G tries to...

    In a situation like this I think NHF&G tries to file charges for the publicity as much as the actually wishing the charges are fully prosecuted. Unless its a totally dysfunctional family I expect...
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    The volume of hikers heading up Mt Washington on...

    The volume of hikers heading up Mt Washington on a good day or even a marginal day is something that most hikers not familiar with the area probably would have a rough time wrapping their head...
  23. Thread: Food Bag

    by peakbagger
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    Definitely depends on your food resupply plans...

    Definitely depends on your food resupply plans and what types of food you plan to cook. My food bags are silnylon I made myself and they are about the size of sleeping bag stuff sack. They were set...
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    It was nasty day on the summits on thursday when...

    It was nasty day on the summits on thursday when the accident happened. The trails from the east side of the mountain are sheltered from winds and incoming weather. The wind exposure can change in a...
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    Far more bad hikers than bad towns.

    Far more bad hikers than bad towns.
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