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    I don't seem to run into them in the ravines and above treeline either, but down in the woods they're murder. I think it is also true they may prefer some blood types to others, I think I've read this. Ben's is good bugspray, 100% deet, but some people say don't use it on kids. No spray I've used is 100% effective. Deep Woods Off comes in towelette packages that are easy to use, especially on kids, but I think it has Deet, too. I've taken to wearing a headnet. It looks stupid, but it's definitely more effective. They're cheap and you can get them in most sporting good places, even Walmart where the fishing gear is. Mosquitos are bad this time of year and carry Triple E and other diseases, also check for tics after being in the woods. Wear long pants and longsleeve shirts and shoes, not sandals. I'm not trying to scare you off, just trying to prepare you for the woods up here. Coming at the wrong time of year and not being prepared has turned off a lot of would-be hikers/campers to NH. The best time to come is September and October, the foliage is out, the bugs are gone, the days are warm and the nights are cool.
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    Have you ever hiked Mt. Willard? This is a great short hike with awsome views. The trail head is at the Crawford Train Station on 302 Just before the AMC Highlands Visitor Center. It's about 3.2 miles round trip and gains about 1000 ft. in elevation. My favorite part is right at the end you come out at a cliff that overlooks Crawford Notch with a view of the Southern Presidentials. Takes roughly 3 hrs. if you are taking it easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    Have you ever hiked Mt. Willard? This is a great short hike with awsome views.
    Ya got that right Steve. This is an incredible view, isn't it?

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    Wow... awesome picture!!

    Thanks for posting.

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    Joey, I've got almost the exact shot only in the fall. I also have it on video and will post it as soon as I can get it from tape to computer.

    By the way, how do you get a photo to appear in a post???
    Steve
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    Here's two other of my favorite shots of Mt. Willard.
    These are just as your braking out of the pines
    and on to the summit. "Just Wonderful"!




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    Quote Originally Posted by WSR88D
    By the way, how do you get a photo to appear in a post???
    Use the http link with PhotoBucket.

    If you don't have PhotoBucket, just Goggle it
    and you'll find a free sign up page. It's pretty
    cool. You can dump your vidoes on it also.
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