Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Winter Whites: Day 2

The Sunday $8.95 breakfast buffet at Welch’s Restaurant in Gorham is the only deal in town on Sunday morning. Where else in Gorham do you get a live acoustic guitar rendition of Here Comes the Sun with your individually prepared … Continue reading

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Carter Dome

We had an exceptionally pleasing day summiting Carter Dome today, a 4,800 footer in a range of just to the east of Mt. Washington. The footpath was almost perfect, given the fact that concussion city would have been a real … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

Twenty minutes past eight and the Goon and I are all packed up and ready to go. We’re waiting for our friends who rolled into their room at about 1:15 last night. Going up to Carter Dome takes 4 hours … Continue reading

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Hikers in Paradise

We’re already sliding back here at Hiker Paradise. Rangoon and Uncle Tom are waiting for Birdlegs and the rest of the crew with the hopes for a good day of hiking tomorrow. To slide back one just has to exist … Continue reading

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White Mountain Weekend

Heading Over to Gorham, NH for a weekend of hiking in the White Mountains with Birdlegs, Rangoon, Ohm, and Quartermoon. Outside here on the coast this morning it is sunny and warm. Here’s the present report from the top of … Continue reading

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Eagle and the Overcoat

Sometimes what is real is more like a dream. It happened to me on Friday, at about 8:30 AM , driving up Route 3 to Augusta for a legislative work session where the format was not familiar to me. It … Continue reading

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Books Rule in Winter

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French Toast and the Outhouse

` We made it through the frigid night by taking turns stoking the Tempwood wood stove when we each got up to pee. I got up in the half-light at 6:30 AM and had the coffee percolator working it’s magic … Continue reading

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Saturday Night at the Fireworks

I freakin’ froze on the top of Mt. Battie. We planned on the fireworks being launched at 6 pm from information I downloaded from the Camden website. It only took us 17 minutes to hike out from Dogtrot to the … Continue reading

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Walking Along the Ducktrap River

Went for a hike this afternoon along the Ducktrap River. There were huge chunks of ice littering the shores, remnants of a massive overflow that must have occurred a couple of weeks ago when we received three inches of rain … Continue reading

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