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  1. If we are opening that can of worms, genetics and...

    If we are opening that can of worms, genetics and epigenetics is a big factor in lifespan. A person can be the paragon of health with perfect diet and if they have the wrong genes they are still...
  2. One observation I made during sectioning is that...

    One observation I made during sectioning is that many of the resupply points in hiker towns tend to be Save A Lot/Family Dollar type stores located in low rent down towns. Just out on the outskirts...
  3. The first continuous triple crowner who heard...

    The first continuous triple crowner who heard that it was impossible to do a triple crown in a continuous hikes (versus jumping around like Flying Brian and Anish) and went ahead and did it anyhow...
  4. I used the ziplock bag approach with a heavy duty...

    I used the ziplock bag approach with a heavy duty garbage bag for my sleeping bag with pack cover. Everything in the pack is in zip lock bags so the pack may get wet but the contents do not. It helps...
  5. Interesting. The only way I could get the sites...

    Interesting. The only way I could get the sites to load is to enter the date. The screen was blank until I clicked on show unavailable sites and then the sites popped up. I then un clicked...
  6. Looks to me like the reservations system is down....

    Looks to me like the reservations system is down. It defaults to winter camping. The summer reservations are set up for four months in advance so you should be able to book one. On the other hand BSP...
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    MATCs annual meeting was this weekend. My guess...

    MATCs annual meeting was this weekend. My guess is they are coming up with policy. Remember BSP is its own entity that makes its own rules.
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    The Tumbledown rescue group were from New Jersey

    The Tumbledown rescue group were from New Jersey
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    Maine does not get the volume of hikers that NH...

    Maine does not get the volume of hikers that NH does. The WMNF is practically a city park for the greater Boston area and southern NH. So fewer rescues in Maine.

    The woods are bare down low on...
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    Pure speculation due to Covid, my guess is...

    Pure speculation due to Covid, my guess is walk-ins will not be allowed. That said you may be able to just call up on your cell and make a last minute reservation. In past years the huts tried to...
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    AMC Huts in NH are open this Summer

    Well AMC is rolling the dice that Covid will be diminished enough to open the huts albeit with special rules. The do not mention the impact on capacity
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    Back years ago, travelers checks where an...

    Back years ago, travelers checks where an important backup. I found a few I had a couple years ago and went to cash them out. The teller had to get the branch manager to explain what she had to do...
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    We were driving down to NH to southern VA to GA.

    We were driving down to NH to southern VA to GA.
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    Some comments as I did this with a friend over a...

    Some comments as I did this with a friend over a couple of years. We did 4 to 5 day backpacks for 5 weeks one year but in later years we did slacking with two cars and then transitioned to key...
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    Permethrin is a contact insecticide. Its does not...

    Permethrin is a contact insecticide. Its does not repel ticks until they are in contact with the product. It would great if it could be applied directly to the skin but it breaks down. DEET on the...
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    My guess is any black bear is opportunistic. ;)

    My guess is any black bear is opportunistic. ;)
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    Black Bear Versus Wild Hog

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbfE_VVs1Bw

    Folks forget that the local Black Bears can be bad a**. Years ago (2003) we ran into one of the paid hog hunters in the park. He mentioned that at one...
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    I have bushwhacked from the bridge along the...

    I have bushwhacked from the bridge along the south bank to avoid a high water attempt to cross. Its starts out thick and wet but eventually we diverged south a bit and ended up in open softwoods.
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    The wilderness boundaries were very creatively...

    The wilderness boundaries were very creatively draw to avoid the AT (with the exception the prior poster mentioned in the Great Gulf Wilderness.) The most creative boundary is the one around Guyot....
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    Go to the upper right hand corner of the screen,...

    Go to the upper right hand corner of the screen, look for the white box next to the magnifying lens icon. Type in white house landing, click ont he icon and wait a few secodn and list of recent...
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    My observations as a local and a former Westbrook...

    My observations as a local and a former Westbrook Resident

    Water is rarely an issue , the biggest PITA is from Liberty Springs to Garfield. There is plenty of water and usually snacks and all you...
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    TJ should be along with his link very soon;) . It...

    TJ should be along with his link very soon;) . It will answer all.

    FYI If you have a choice avoid the Midcoast Concord Coach line, it is more prone to traffic delays as it runs on very busy...
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    You are not the only one to have noticed in the...

    You are not the only one to have noticed in the recent edition;) I guess I need to apologize for being a life member that does not meet their new focus and demographic.
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    https://vtrans.vermont.gov/on-the-road

    https://vtrans.vermont.gov/on-the-road
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    Vermont does have an online map for road...

    Vermont does have an online map for road construction during construction season
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