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Sep 12, 2010 - The Hardest Mile

We were out for another hike today. Short hike, but a very long drive to get to the trailhead. I think we made a loop around the entire Mahoosuc Range. For years we have heard of the infamous “Mahoosuc Notch”. By most who have hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, it is considered to be the hardest mile. This mile long section of trail is filled with boulders some say are the size of small cars and are turned in every direction. A few years ago a moose wandered into the notch and was unable to get out. They say his bones are still there. The...

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Scratchin' the Itch

Aug 25, 2008 - New Hampshire

We are exhausted tonight so I will make this quick. Yesterday we went to Ellsworth to pick up some groceries and wound up having lunch in their downtown at a little Mexican restaurant. While we were gone, our friends Anne and Henry and Jan& Jeff arrived at our campsite. They had just gotten back to the U.S. a couple of days before and will be spending the Labor Day weekend in Bar Harbor. We had a great afternoon with them and then we all went out for dinner. We topped the evening off with dessert at our place. I had some yummy strawberries...

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Newfoundland

Jul 20, 2008 - The Rain in Maine falls Mainly on our 5th Wheel

Well, it’s been a busy week! The rains have come back (Saturday and Sunday, all day long) and you can practically hear the grass growing. It looks like there will be more rain this week meaning that we will be limited in cutting activities and that means it will be even harder to cut when it does stop raining. Since it did not rain all week, we were able to take a day trip to Grafton Notch State Park (Maine). It was a nice drive, very scenic, through the White Mountains. We took several short hikes from the main road – Screw Auger Falls,...

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Jun 15, 2008 - Father's Day

Hi Everyone, >We took the ferry to Burlington, VT. Talked to people on ferry and everyone was so friendly. Som young adults working on ferry for summer job told us about Church St. They said be sure and walk there and have lunch. We found a place to park RV and off we went with Mandy to walk the area. No cars on Church St, pedistrians only. See photos. Fun shops and we found a good place outside to eat lunch. We had entertainment, 2 young men playing fiddle and guitar on street. Returned to RV and we are off to Gorham, NH. >RV park had lots...

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Oct 2, 2007 - The Mt. Washington and a little fall color

The group got onto the school bus this morning at 8:00 to go up to the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. We on the other hand decided to drive ourselves so we could take a different route home and hopefully see some of the fall colors. Mt Washington is known for having the worst weather in the United States. They have measured wind speeds up to 231 MPH. The wind was probably higher, but at 231 mph the instrumentation was blown off the mountain. They have recorded snow fall every month of the year. When we got to the top, the sun was shining, but...

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Sep 20, 2007 - Yet another Mt Washington!

Wednesday 19th Sept The White Mountains of New Hampshire. Did you know that in this part of New Hampshire there are 26 Covered Bridges. And No we are not going to visit them all - too boring even for Neil!! However, there is one in the town of Littleton, almost on our way - and it's nice but too many trees in the way. So, we travel on through Bethlehem- plenty of Vacancy signs! - past Twin Mountain - past Breton Woods - through Crawford Notch (as the name implies it's a gap in the hills!) - past the entrance to the Cog Railway up Mt...

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Toughs Travels

Oct 8, 2002 - New Hampshire via Vermont

We're off to New Hampshire -- through the mountains, and all the Fall foliage. The eyes can only absorb so much over many days. We had a lot of rain, and moments of beautiful sunshine. The patchwork quilt of colors from scarlet to burgundy, from sunshine yellow to brilliant orange, from dark umber to light tan, from mint green to dark forest green made for an afternoon of mouth gaping views The white bark of the birch trees lined the quilt with random threads amongst the color. Nothing in the west comes anywhere close to these...

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