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  1. Thread: Quiz

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    Or up late. Folks who enjoy chronic pain have no set sleep periods. We try to sleep but something keeps us up. Eventually it's "pass out" time. Then it's lather, rinse, repeat.

    Looks like this...
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    Thank you for your kind thoughts.

    I had a debilitating stroke back in 2003 that put an end to my hiking activities. It's been downhill ever since. The latest problem was related to an infection in...
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    I'm out and able to get around without a wheelchair now.

    Thank you for the good wishes.
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    Sorry. I was in the hospital for a while. I will get them posted as soon as I am able to.
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    As I posted earlier, I still like Peru, MA. This topo map (note: metric) shows that, unlike some of the other referenced towns where the highest point is within the town boundaries but uninhabited,...
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    Pittsfield was the first town to pop into my head.

    Back in 1962 on the way to climbing Mt. Greylock, I was tracking elevations using a barometer which also had (quite conveniently) a "feet above...
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    Re: Mt Washington from Wildcat Ridge Trail

    Hey, it's not that far a drive from Thomaston to the Whites. Heck I used to live in Niantic, and would make the trip quite often.

    Meanwhile, to the OP, beautiful shot! Did you manage to get to all...
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    Re: Ammo to the Summit..a dream realized

    Good advice. Where I wound up being stuck has a state highpoint that towers above the landscape at 806 feet. wow.

    Biggest mistake of my life was leaving New England. Well, that and getting...
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    Re: Ammo trail question

    My 8-year-old-son and I did that route in early August, 1980. It took us about 3 hours to the hut and then about 1.5 hours to the summit. The weather was really lousy, with rain, wind, and temps in...
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    Re: Observor Comments

    I sort of remember a sign like that outside Jimmy's Diner in Auburn, The State of Maine, back in the 1950s.

    http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8352/jimmysdinerauburnmainebw5.th.jpg
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    Re: Mount Diberville (Torngats) weather info

    Here's a site that provides detailed information about the area. I've always been fascinated by the Torngats since finding them on a map while doing research on Mount Jacques-Cartier, up in the...
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    Re: Ammo to the Summit..a dream realized

    Sorry about the brain gas. Ammonoosuc all the way!

    The first time I climbed that, in May, 1965, the pond at the base of the falls was still choked with ice.
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    Re: Mt. Washington - Wired!

    Sure looks like an open invitation to erosion.

    I trust something will be done before the storms start using this new channel.
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    Re: Ammo to the Summit..a dream realized

    Congratulations on your achievement! Realizing a dream is a wonderful thing!

    BTW, did you climb Tucks and then hike the crossover to the Lakes before summiting? That seems to be the sequence.
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    Re: Mt. Washington in the 1960s

    Hi Brad,

    Hey, it worked. I tried a lower resolution picture first, figuring I can replace it if it gets through.

    I'll be posting the rest of the 1963 photos in a bit.

    These will be followed...
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    New Great Stone Face?

    We all remember and miss the old Great Stone Face

    http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/850/oldstonefacedh9.jpg

    One wonders if this is New England's new Great Stone Face...
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  17. Thread: New logo...

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    Re: New logo...

    I second that.

    The new logo strikes me as being garish. With that overbearing "OBS" I expect to see "GYN" somewhere.

    Plus red has been shown to be a "flee" color. It makes people uncomfortable...
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    Re: Mt. Washington in the 1960s

    Feel free to do so.

    Would higher resolution scans be a good thing? The images I've posted are mostly in the 50 to 120KB range, file size-wise, to assure that folks with dial-up will be able to see...
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    Re: Mt. Washington in the 1960s

    Once again this is from memory, but I'm pretty sure that was part of a wind tunnel which supplied the required air acceleration to produce the equivalent of aircraft icing conditions. The ambient...
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    Re: Mt. Washington in the 1960s

    This is the area now called the Helipad; located near the enormous kerosene tanks.[/QUOTE]Here's a photo of that building from near the summit, after my third climb of Mt. Washington, this time from...
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    Re: MWO Web camera image archive

    I use an MWO sunrise photo as my desktop wallpaper. It's the one of Mt. Blue in Maine just before sunrise. Mt. Blue was the first mountain I climbed.
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    Re: the Aurora Borealis

    I first saw the Aurora Borealis in the wee hours of the morning while traveling from Rumford to Lake Webb back in 1958.

    It was one of those late summer Maine nights where the fog was settling...
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    Re: Mt. Washington in the 1960s

    Thanks for your help. I'll add a few shots if that is allowed. The intro does say that they want digital photographs.

    I guess good old film-based prints that have been scanned are considered to be...
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    Re: Jefferson Rescue

    Probably the easiest hiking rescue route would be the Appalachian Trail south to either the cog railway (if they'd cooperate with such an effort) or up to the summit and down the carriage road by...
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    Re: Mt. Washington in the 1960s

    What's the Photo Journal?You're welcome. Happy to do so.
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