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    He inadvertently dropped down into the Klondike...

    He inadvertently dropped down into the Klondike at BSP in followed it out the Northwest Basin and then out via the Wassatquoik. The Klondike is rarely visited today as its reportedly close to...
  2. Providing Information from WHITEBLAZE to those...

    Providing Information from WHITEBLAZE to those Who Havent CONTRIBUTED?:)
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    rule of thumb, subtract 3 degrees per 1000 feet...

    rule of thumb, subtract 3 degrees per 1000 feet of elevation.
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    Years ago we got dropped off at Carvers gap in...

    Years ago we got dropped off at Carvers gap in the fall with backpacks and hiked to Apple Orchard shelter (now gone) which was just short of US 19E. We stopped to see the Overmountain Shelter on the...
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    Peak foliage in the northern Whites and along the...

    Peak foliage in the northern Whites and along the AT in the Maine used to line up with the last week of September. We had a string of warm years and the peak shifted into the first and second week of...
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    If you had a good plan with your employer its...

    If you had a good plan with your employer its going to be hard to beat and Cobra is the way to go. Depending on your planned income and age you may be able to get Bronze ACA plan for close to free...
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    Yes you pay a double penalty for every pound of...

    Yes you pay a double penalty for every pound of body fat you carry. The gear is bigger and heavier. I find that as a section hiker I would go out for week and inevitably tweak my gear and reduce the...
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    Many rental shops sell off their inventory at the...

    Many rental shops sell off their inventory at the end of the season for cheap. They usually set the rates so the gear is paid for (at their cost) if it gets rented out a couple of times. I used to...
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    Honeyville https://honeyville.com/. Buy a vacuum...

    Honeyville https://honeyville.com/. Buy a vacuum sealer and some oxygen absorber packs and repackage. I use them to thicken up soups to keep my inventory turned over.

    They have sales on six #10...
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    Been a long time but I think you had to drop off...

    Been a long time but I think you had to drop off the ridge line to get down to it. Its special due to where its located but to someone like myself who lives in the whites its nothing special.
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    Maps are only as good as the database they had...

    Maps are only as good as the database they had when the map was made. Many of the rural USGS maps were last updated in the late 1980s. Occasionally individual USGS maps are updated but usually in...
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    I have been in that area a lot this year as I am...

    I have been in that area a lot this year as I am hanging around with Redliners who are running out of the close by hikes and now need the ones in Maine. There is some nice hiking in the area, but the...
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    IMO, I have software that has all the USGS maps...

    IMO, I have software that has all the USGS maps for my region, great for planning but I have tried printing maps with several printers and to date have not found any printer that matches the...
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    FYI your call but a dragonfly is large and heavy...

    FYI your call but a dragonfly is large and heavy for a solo 3 season hiker. Even nosier than a whisperlight. Far better for groups or winter. FYI, a whsperlight can summer it just requires a few...
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    Snow Forecast in the Whites today (9/8)

    The summit forecast for Mt Washington today has about a 1" of snow in it. Looks like a cooler than normal week for folks trying to make it Katahdin.
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    Snow in the forecast for Washington on Sunday
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    My section hiking training regime was make sure...

    My section hiking training regime was make sure my footware was broken in (far more important for boots than for trail runners) and then I would walk everyday at lunch with a day pack on that I...
  18. Looks like a nice stretch of weather after today...

    Looks like a nice stretch of weather after today (assuming a hurricane doesn't drift west).
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    I have been using New Balance trail runners for...

    I have been using New Balance trail runners for 25 years after my Limmers had to be abandoned when they came back narrower after a resole (not the first person to have that happen). I have been using...
  20. FYI, as they say in Maine, "you cant get there...

    FYI, as they say in Maine, "you cant get there from here". Caratunk is decidedly remote. Its a long shuttle ride to and from anywhere especially an airport of bus station. The closest bus station is...
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    And the members of the LDS church as they need to...

    And the members of the LDS church as they need to have 1 years stock of food. https://www.learnreligions.com/food-storage-why-what-how-2159413

    Great deals on bulk dehydrated food of late, preppers...
  22. Bowton (T1R4 BKP WKR) an unorganized township is...

    Bowton (T1R4 BKP WKR) an unorganized township is to the west and Caratunk is to the east

    045d 13' 42.55" 069d57' 48.15"
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    Here are the regs...

    Here are the regs https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5363715.pdf and specific regs for the Cutler River drainage...
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    Merino is great stuff but it is prone to self...

    Merino is great stuff but it is prone to self destruction and expensive. Synthetics just about last forever but merino is slowly going to get snagged and then hole will start. I apply some glue to...
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    In order for there to be ride share services...

    In order for there to be ride share services there has to be a viable market. There isnt one in the whites in general as there isnt enough demand so the drivers eat the return trips. There could be...
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