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Author:  Dingo [ Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:37 pm ]
Post subject:  AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

"The Department of Resources and Economic Development Division of Parks and Recreation is holding two information sessions on a proposal by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) to enter into a lease with the Division to construct, operate, and maintain facilities to provide public recreation and information services in Crawford Notch State Park.

The first public informational session will be held Wednesday July 29, 2015, 4:00pm-7:00 pm at the Department of Resources and Economic Development, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord. The second session will be held Thursday July 30, 2015, 4:00pm-7:00pm at Crawford Notch State Park, Willey House Building. Staff from the AMC and the Division of Parks and Recreation will be in attendance to answer questions.

A comment period of 30 days has been established beginning July 17, 2015 and ending August 15, 2015. Written comments can be emailed to Johanna.lyons@dred.nh.gov or mailed to the Dept of Resources & Economic Development, Crawford Notch State Park Comments, 172 Pembroke Rd, PO Box 1856, Concord, NH 03302."


Press release: http://www.nhstateparks.org/whats-happe ... wsid=40193
The pitch: http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf ... ew-Hut.pdf

Map of proposed location:

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Author:  thegibba [ Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

Seems silly to me. Yay another 1/4 mile zone where you can't do anything without spending $$ The highland center is right there along with mizpah. The reasoning is obvious since it isn't convenience.

Edit: upon further review. What's up with the cut off path? It seems rather superfluous. Too many people red lining the WMG?

Author:  New Hampshire [ Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

thegibba wrote:
Seems silly to me. Yay another 1/4 mile zone where you can't do anything without spending $$ The highland center is right there along with mizpah. The reasoning is obvious since it isn't convenience.


I agree. What is more is the location of it just screams rather blatantly they are trying to attract more money from the kind of people who can barely even make it to Zealand Hut, let alone any of the others. :roll: And the Huts serve only a minuscule purpose to AT thru-hikers, so this does nothing on that end.

I get that New Hampshire relies heavily on the tourist dollar....but I am getting a bit tired of selling off pristine acreage all to make a quick buck.

Brian

Author:  iagreewithjamie [ Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

This sucks.
It's right between Zealand and Mizpah, and within spitting distance of the Ethan Pond campsite. If you want to live it up in Crawford Notch, stay at the friggin' highland center.

I stopped my AMC membership this year. It's just all about the Boston money.

Author:  Grindboy [ Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

^Highland Center -- that was my first thought. Seems weird.

Author:  Dingo [ Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

Some are arguing elsewhere that "the Highland Center isn't a hut". Meh. I don't feel the need for another hut, especially in this location.

Author:  Grindboy [ Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

I guess I don't really care one way or another. Just seems odd to me.


Heh, I couldn't imagine any "elsewhere" that people might be prone to arguing?

Author:  Dingo [ Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

Grindboy wrote:
Heh, I couldn't imagine any "elsewhere" that people might be prone to arguing?

Yeah. It even went so far as the admin of the group deleting comments that weren't directly addressing the issue.

Author:  hiking lady [ Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

Stupid, no need for one there, probably just a way to make money. I hope it doesn't go through. Already have mizpah.

Author:  IQuest [ Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AMC proposes new hut in Crawford Notch

I don't see the point but I guess it's better there than Kinsman Notch, Kilkenny Ridge Tr, or south of the Kanc.

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