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    Good eye. Those are in the bowl east of Abol...

    Good eye. Those are in the bowl east of Abol slide, off of Baxter Peak proper, but not quite into the Avalanche Brook drainage.

    Hopefully the park will share some of the areal shots they got of...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190528/15b33f11...

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    If only folks up there didnít believe that The Governor wouldnít approve.
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    Spot connects to a geostationary satellite that...

    Spot connects to a geostationary satellite that is over the equator. InReach connects to the Iridium network that is orbiting between the poles in 6 trains of 11 satellites.

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    Iridium...
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    Thank you for posting that and going through your...

    Thank you for posting that and going through your thought process.

    Some details about Personal Locator Beacons and Search And Rescue response systems.

    PLBs come in two different varieties.
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    Thatís a little more fancy than what they used to...

    Thatís a little more fancy than what they used to sell when I was spending time in the other half of the building.
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    Not a bad place to be on a sunny Saturday. South...

    Not a bad place to be on a sunny Saturday. South facing trees are a little funky from a test lap.



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    Any open water or other issues to contend with?...

    Any open water or other issues to contend with? Did you ski the trail down the bottom?
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    It stopped icing around 10 or so. It was a great...

    It stopped icing around 10 or so. It was a great day to have some spare lenses handy, just swap the lens each lift ride, and shove the icy one in your jacket.

    No bonding issues that I saw in the...
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    Nah, its the crazy lady at the top of the hill...

    Nah, its the crazy lady at the top of the hill trespassing and killing peopleís trees that he should be working on.

    We were out of beer and cider by that tack, so he wouldnít have had much to...
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    Caught your lawyer friend out sailing yesterday....

    Caught your lawyer friend out sailing yesterday. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180924/795010c4b3a6e0fde5fcbabfff130302.jpg

    Blackstrap was great Friday too but I didít get quite so rad....
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    Thatís exactly what I explored yesterday. ...

    Thatís exactly what I explored yesterday.

    Started the day heading up Hurricane Knoll, then over to Mikes and up Newton. Down Bear, connector, and Esker to Huston Brook Falls for a swim, then back...
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    Bummer, Saturday is a scheduled release on Canada...

    Bummer, Saturday is a scheduled release on Canada Falls and Seboomook, and with how dry it's been, most of the crew is looking to get in their boats.
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    Iíll be leading a pack around on Sunday evening...

    Iíll be leading a pack around on Sunday evening and Monday.
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    Hopefully not too late. Thereís a pretty...

    Hopefully not too late.

    Thereís a pretty active Midcoast NEMBA crew. They have a bunch that hey are actively building, but the two primary riding areas are Camden Snowbowl/Goose River trails, and...
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    Camden was in good shape for a multi sport...

    Camden was in good shape for a multi sport adventure Sunday, but the mountain had melted out a good bit more by Tuesday evening.

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    Grandpas, Boomerang, and Deliverance are all dry...

    Grandpas, Boomerang, and Deliverance are all dry in Bath. Didnít make it all the way down to the Lily Pond. Double track other than Marshal Lane that I encountered was muddy or snowy.

    Lots of...
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    Word is that Bath is good too. Iím gonna check it...

    Word is that Bath is good too. Iím gonna check it out this afternoon.
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    I think weekends tend to be irregular, but I...

    I think weekends tend to be irregular, but I believe they have it open Tuesday nights for the rest of the month.
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    Not quite dirt, but have you checked out the...

    Not quite dirt, but have you checked out the Vassalboro mill yet?
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    Just gonna leave this here: Australian CEO on...

    Just gonna leave this here:

    Australian CEO on Tape: I 'won't lose any sleep' if Saddleback doesn't open

    Sounds like Jay & Burke round 2.
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    It made me so happy to work on one local trail,...

    It made me so happy to work on one local trail, than when they ran a mini-ex through for the first rough cut, they also dug up large piles of mineral soil every 50-100 feet with it. Much faster than...
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    Heading up to dig around Bethel and then lead a...

    Heading up to dig around Bethel and then lead a ride this evening.

    If you're around Western Maine and want to check out a brand new riding area that's just starting, swing by the Wednesday Bacon...
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    Not gonna wander that far, but as I probably have...

    Not gonna wander that far, but as I probably have to miss the Odyssey Ride next weekend, so I think some friends and I are gonna get together and do our own this weekend.

    Bacon Hill, Bath Trails,...
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    Spent the weekend up around Katahdin and explored...

    Spent the weekend up around Katahdin and explored a trail that they recently opened to riding.

    The Dwelly Pond Trail is on the North end of the park, not fantastic single track, or even clean...
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    AllSpeed in Portland does rentals, not sure about...

    AllSpeed in Portland does rentals, not sure about anything closer.

    What days are you over here?


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    Mount Apatite...

    Mount Apatite is fun, or at least is in the dark. There is a regular Wednesday Night Ride there.

    I'll be leading a WNR up in Bethel. We may hit some new trails at Bacon Hill if we finally get...
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    I don't think I've ever seen trails as dry as the...

    I don't think I've ever seen trails as dry as the new stuff around Bethel right now.

    Mineral soil turning to moon dust out West is one thing, but in Maine?
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    I put the pedals back on my bike and worked on...

    I put the pedals back on my bike and worked on some new trail today. That's kinda like riding right?
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    I didn't mean the climbs, I meant trail...

    I didn't mean the climbs, I meant trail difficulty. You can make a pretty mellow climb half way up on 22 Tacks. Reaching the top of Natty Tread (Dreadnought) still requires some work.

    Easiest way...
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    How about Camden? Mellow climbing to summits...

    How about Camden?

    Mellow climbing to summits on multi use trails in the Camden Hills park. Tight and windy but not too technical and almost no climbing at Maine Sport. Goose River and the...
  31. East Coast Roll Call 10 [ten] SKI or SKI NOT, There Is No Try

    This one was off the back of SR.

    I didn't end up going out in the end, but my partners made new plans for today when I told them I was dressed and waiting at the bottom of the hill in case the...
  32. Speck Stream or Baldpate Slide were supposed to...

    Speck Stream or Baldpate Slide were supposed to be the plan for today, but that got thrown to hell by a rescue last night.
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    Pretty sure the v70XC was a 99. Not sure...

    Pretty sure the v70XC was a 99.

    Not sure about the others, but I'm pretty sure one of the XC70s was a Volvo Ocean Race edition which would narrow down the years some.
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    My family had 3 XC70s and v70 XCs at one point....

    My family had 3 XC70s and v70 XCs at one point. Now we have none.

    We probably plowed 2x the purchase price of one of the cars into it in just 2 years to try to keep it running.

    Now I'm in an...
  35. Word from the top of Skyline is sustained around...

    Word from the top of Skyline is sustained around 80 knots.
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    One of my coworkers has been going up to Le...

    One of my coworkers has been going up to Le Massif for inbounds a couple years now. He doesn't tour anymore, but knows what to look for and was pretty amazed.

    Pretty sure you chatted with him at...
  37. They just finished marking a new uphill route...

    They just finished marking a new uphill route yesterday.

    As usual, check in at the uphill board at the bottom of the Superquad, then head up Tote and cut over to Glancer. On skinners right you'll...
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    I'm still working on trying to shove myself in a...

    I'm still working on trying to shove myself in a Bigfoot to try some sinking.
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    Found a spot to hide from the wind for a while this morning.
  40. Lookers left of the Saddle Trail on Katahdin. ...

    Lookers left of the Saddle Trail on Katahdin.

    Very rightmost line in here. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160314/3f43332fe457e2f954f9a85e6e53eeb4.jpg

    While we were up there we replaced the...
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    I've got a Lamina 0 and a 35 as my go-to bags. I...

    I've got a Lamina 0 and a 35 as my go-to bags. I think my next bag will probably be a down bag for personal trips, but these are great for when I'm leading kids or just dinking around.

    While the...
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    Thunder and lightning around 2 am near Shawnee.

    Dug through historical weather observations with my students today, and found that the last time a thunderstorm was picked up by the Portland...
  44. Already changed to freezing rain in Bridgton and...

    Already changed to freezing rain in Bridgton and have a crust forming at 4 am.
  45. It was quiet enough at Black today that when I...

    It was quiet enough at Black today that when I told the lifty I was heading in they shut down for the day! A bit of fresh snow still in the woods, which the Angry Beavers have done a great job of...
  46. Yes, but I've heaved very drunk Frenchmen over...

    Yes, but I've heaved very drunk Frenchmen over their rail.

    I need to stop reading these TRs before I sell my car to get down there again and actually get to ski this time. Well done.
  47. The little kids glades off of Rabbit Run were...

    The little kids glades off of Rabbit Run were skiing surprisingly well even before the storm. They are not much to write home about, but better than groomer scratched ice elsewhere on the mountain. ...
  48. Always wanted to hit up Shames? Feb 26 - first week in March work?

    Damn, I'm off a week later and I was scheming about how to get out there.
  49. Since I was setting up a weather station for work...

    Since I was setting up a weather station for work anyways I just went and included all the ski and kayak related weather resources that I would want on the page.
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    I would try to take it into the Genius Bar at an...

    I would try to take it into the Genius Bar at an Apple Retail store, or try getsupport.apple.com.

    Often an Apple Store will give you the option of replacing it on premises or sending to the...
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