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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Here are my pictures of Stonington. It is a great spot.

    http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstre...31-stonington/
    Great shots Brad. Stonington is definitely the prototypical Maine fishing village and these really show that off. Makes me want to go back...
    Mark

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    Mark,
    In reponse to your questions about the rungs and ladders on the Precipice Trail; check out kingtut99. He's a fellow hiker who writes trip reports on VFFT. He did the Precipice Trail in early august and has some great pics of the rungs and ladders to give you an idea of what to expect. As far as the Knife's Edge; after hearing all kinds of stories from different people about the difficulty of the trail and in particular the 3 foot wide section, I just made up my mind to go and do it. And it's not as bad as people make it out to be. I think it's best to see it for yourself. Basically, you are going over all sizes of rocks and boulders. There is no straight drop off the trail. If you fell, it would be a gradual tumble down the mountain; not a straight drop off. The only hard part was over the Chimney on the trail and that was a matter of finding good handholds and hoisting yourself up and over. You mentioned that you would like to do Huntington Ravine someday; that's on our plan for our fall trip if we can luck out with a good day for it. I used to be apprehensive about that one too. Not now.
    little "d"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Legs and Little d View Post
    Mark,
    In reponse to your questions about the rungs and ladders on the Precipice Trail; check out kingtut99. He's a fellow hiker who writes trip reports on VFFT. He did the Precipice Trail in early august and has some great pics of the rungs and ladders to give you an idea of what to expect. As far as the Knife's Edge; after hearing all kinds of stories from different people about the difficulty of the trail and in particular the 3 foot wide section, I just made up my mind to go and do it. And it's not as bad as people make it out to be. I think it's best to see it for yourself. Basically, you are going over all sizes of rocks and boulders. There is no straight drop off the trail. If you fell, it would be a gradual tumble down the mountain; not a straight drop off. The only hard part was over the Chimney on the trail and that was a matter of finding good handholds and hoisting yourself up and over. You mentioned that you would like to do Huntington Ravine someday; that's on our plan for our fall trip if we can luck out with a good day for it. I used to be apprehensive about that one too. Not now.
    little "d"
    Thanks for the info. The photos from kingtut99 of the Precipice are fantastic! Here's the album link: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/565304984GQLEOl Looks more reasonable than I had expected although there are still a couple of places that still appear pretty hairy.

    Sounds like I'll need to make the same "leap of faith" (pun hopefully not intended) to get myself over the Knife Edge as you did. The stories and pictures still leave a lot to the imagination. Perhaps a little "remedial acrophobia therapy" first...

    Look forward to seeing your Huntington's Ravine trip report later in the fall. Hope it works out.
    Mark

    Keep close to Nature's heart...
    and break clear away, once in awhile,
    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


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