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 Non-NH Discussion?
Hey guys.

Would there be enough interest to start a non-NH discussion? My schedule prohibits me from getting up to the Whites much at all, but there are some interesting (albeit flatter) hikes down here in MA. And it would be a good place for hikes in Maine and Vermont, too. Just a thought.

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Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:23 pm
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If you go through the Trip Reports section on this site, there's
quite a few reports of hiking trips in Maine, VT, Massachusetts
and New York. And there are quite a few of us who live in
Mass., like you (SilentCal, KellyK, JustJoe, Tom Murphy,
AngelofDeath, lal12, Pucknuts, myself and others). We all love to
talk about the great hiking opportunities in Mass., VT.,
Maine and New York.

The closest trail to me is the long distance Metacomet-Monadnock
Trail......Luv that trail!! 8)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacomet-Monadnock_Trail

Since you live in Central Mass, perhpas you've done some
sections of the Mid-State Trail? (I think I remember
you mentioning a hike up Wachusset Mountain).
http://midstatetrail.org

Mount Greylock is another favorite in the northwest corner
of the state, and many on this board have hiked up it.
The Appalachian Trail goes over it. The Mass. A.T. has
a lot of nice sections.

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I do my fair share of hiking in Maine and Vermont in addition to New Hampshire. Probably 35% 15% 50% respectively these days and have had the "Daks on the radar for a while too.

It used to be more like 10% 5% and 85%. Now with kids Maine, specifically Acadia, has a lot of spectacular hikes to offer for the little legs so I'm always up for discussion on other spots, although Mass isn't one of the places I have been to much or plan to any time soon.


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What's astonishing about Massachusetts, a very thickly-settled
state, is the large number of state parks and state forests.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ma ... tate_parks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ma ... te_forests

plenty of areas to explore in the Baystate. :D

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Massachusetts also has a 90 mile piece of the AT running through the Berkshires.

Quabbin has many trails and I like to hike that area in the fall.

Woods Dwellers links are pretty helpful to find some nice spots. Not all hikes have to be high peaks. Amble strolls through nice areas are good enough for me.

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I am lucky enough to live in Spencer, where the Midstate Trail runs right through. Letta (yellow lab, shepherd mix) and I have done just about the whole Spencer section and my daughter has also accompanied us quite a bit. It's amazing how you spend so much time in a town and never really see it until you hit the trails.

I didn't mean to imply I was looking for trs from Mass hikes. Just didn't want to feel like I would be bothering people with reports on a NH site. You guys have been helpful (and funny). I like this site! :D

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MidState wrote:
I am lucky enough to live in Spencer, where the Midstate Trail runs right through. Letta (yellow lab, shepherd mix) and I have done just about the whole Spencer section


Nice. It's been a long time since I did a section of the Mid-State.
The most recent section I did was Rte 122 (Rutland) to Barre
Falls Dam. Some nice woods walking there.

This is pretty cool..
http://rocksontop.com/topic/124-the-mid ... 6-apr-2011

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Hey, if you want to hit the Midstate again, let me know. The problem I have with walking it with the kids and dog is getting back to the car. :)


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I've posted Trip Reports for Mt. Greylock and the M+M trail on this site. No reasonable trip report of a hike will ever be deleted because it does not fall in the boundaries of New Hampshire.

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I have written reports for NH, VT, ME, MA and NY. New Hampshire is what binds us, but does not define us. 8)

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New Hampshire wrote:
I have written reports for NH, VT, ME, MA and NY. New Hampshire is what binds us, but does not define us. 8)

Brian


Oooooh. Very tolkein-esque

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Many of us have different hiking tasks that we are working on, many of which extend beyond NH. A good portion of the hikers that read these posts are working on their Whites 48. Once that list is done, than what next? Do it again? Hopefully try some more peaks. Im still somewhat a newbie when it comes to hiking, and its great seeing photos and reading posts from other hikes that I may have not otherwise known about or considered. Post away. I've never been hiking in Mass, and would love to hear about what the state has to offer (other than the Bruins and Sox, though I am a huge fan)


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