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    Thanks, looking at the weather, on Monday and...

    Thanks, looking at the weather, on Monday and Tuesday next week, could be wash out but, as they say, a human is 90% waterproof so if it stays warm I may just go. Got the little loop just north of the...
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    mosquitoes around Gorham

    How are they right now? Need to know if I need a full tent or just a tarp for a two day trip. I assume that people traffic is low during the week on the AT Nobo.
    Thanks
    RDL
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    Grafton Notch North is great that time of year....

    Grafton Notch North is great that time of year. More than a few nice views and colors could be very good. Also can look at more than a few spots to bring a canoe back to at some other time. With the...
  4. I frequently use the saying" well at least no one...

    I frequently use the saying" well at least no one is shooting at me." Always makes everything a little better.
  5. Thread: Why SOBO?

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    It took me a total of 14 days to do the 100 Mile...

    It took me a total of 14 days to do the 100 Mile Wilderness, In my defense I planned it that way and only did 1/2 at a time. Not being a thru but knowing what I was getting into, I took the easy way...
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    Thanks, did the Maine side last September and it...

    Thanks, did the Maine side last September and it was not bad at all was hoping to get a spring hike in but it is not looking good.
    thank you
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    Black fly season this year near Gorham NH

    With the weather this year anybody got guesses on when Black Fly season will start and end? Looking to do the NH part north of Androscoggin River. Once things open back up but I don't want to fight...
  8. Thread: state of Georgia

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    state of Georgia

    Thinking about doing the AT thru Georgia next year and was wondering what is the best time to do that section. I strongly dislike bugs that bit so I was thinking fall, but when is that way down...
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    Was in southern Maine during that time frame...

    Was in southern Maine during that time frame this year and I will say that on most nights the shelter areas had plenty of people. They were far from quiet and empty. Never lasted more than an hour...
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    ocean kayakers use gortex dry-suits. They will...

    ocean kayakers use gortex dry-suits. They will keep you dry but are very pricey.
  11. Thread: Bear Cannister

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    Having resigned myself to getting a canister of...

    Having resigned myself to getting a canister of some sort to meet the requirements of VT, I am still disappointed that my trust Ursack will not met the requirements. I liked the ease of use. find a...
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    As an observer of someone who had a kidney...

    As an observer of someone who had a kidney removed all I can tell you is what I have seen. He was much older than you so recover was slower. Physically once the recovery was medically over the long...
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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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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?
  21. 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...
  23. 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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