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General Climbing / Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
« Last post by PG on June 13, 2019, 07:33:08 AM »
I used to see the A 10s flying through the Baker River Valley while climbing at Rumney. According to a friend/Air National Gaurd pilot the A 10s have to stay no more than 500 ft off the ground. Because of the relatively slow speed, the higher they are they become an easy target. They are also restricted from going into the Pemi Wilderness Area because of certain endangered species.

PG
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General Climbing / Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
« Last post by slink on June 10, 2019, 09:06:16 PM »
Probably a C130. They fly through on occasion. When The fighter jets go through forget all communication with your belayer for a few. 
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General Climbing / Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
« Last post by JBro on June 10, 2019, 07:42:20 PM »
Saw some fighter jets scream through Franconia notch well below me when I skinning a few runs on Cannon springtime 2014 or 15. Scared the shit out of me.
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General Climbing / Re: Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
« Last post by ELM on June 10, 2019, 07:14:20 AM »
You will see military planes flying in the notches rather low. Saw three A-10’s a few years ago that flew thought the notch and over Williard. They were 80-100 feet above the trees.
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General Climbing / Big airplane flying very low through Crawford Notch
« Last post by rbirk on June 10, 2019, 12:13:02 AM »
Was climing on Mt Webster Sunday when I suddenly see a rather big airplane (10-20 windows wide?) flying really low through Crawford Notch, meaning well below the mountain summits. It was all gray and I didn't notice any markings. I never seen anything like that before in that area. Is that common or what could it had been? I wish I was faster getting my phone out to get a pic.
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Cormier Magnuss Loose Anchor Bolt
« Last post by Woody48 on June 09, 2019, 10:10:55 PM »
Thank you!
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On the last couple weeks of finishing a comprehensive guide to all ice climbing areas south of the Wilcox/Lewis Northern New England ice climbing guidebook. The upcoming Southern New England guide contains over 120 different areas in  CT, MA, RI, southern NH & southern VT. The VT section is already being laid out; MA section will go in the end of this week. The goal is to have the book out by the start of the next ice season (roughly December 2019).

I'm still looking for "vintage" (1960s-80s) action photos as well as current action photos for any place within the scope of the guide (south of the Wilcox/Lewis guidebook). Also still looking for a great action photo for the cover (again, from an area within the scope of the guide). Images should be at least several MB in size.

If you have pics that you are willing to share, please PM me ASAP.

thanx!

t swain
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Events & Announcements / PEREGRINE RESTRICTIONS 2019
« Last post by Admin Al on May 30, 2019, 09:29:32 PM »
I received this from Chris Martin today:

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Greetings all –
 
Temporary climbing restrictions intended to benefit NH state-listed threatened peregrine falcons are posted at the following five New Hampshire cliff sites in 2019:
 
Cathedral Ledge (north end, right of “Cathedral Roof”, left of “Diedre”) in Bartlett, NH
Frankenstein Cliff (front/lower cliff) in Harts Location, NH
Holts Ledge (near clifftop overlook) in Lyme, NH
Rumney Rocks (Main Cliff, 2nd pitches) in Rumney, NH
Woodchuck Ledge (right half of cliff) in Albany, NH
 
Peregrines are also present at roughly a dozen additional NH cliffs where no closures have been posted because recreational use and repeated disturbance risk is believed to be minimal.
 
Climbers who encounter aggressive falcons during any climb at a NH cliff are advised to alter their climbing plan, and to please report the incident to NH Audubon or NH Fish & Game. 
 
All posted areas will be reopened by August 1.
 
- Chris
 
Chris Martin
Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
cmartin@nhaudubon.org
 
84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH  03301
603/224-9909, x317 (office)
603/226-0902 (fax)
 
www.nhaudubon.org
 
New Hampshire Audubon – Protecting New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.
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Conditions / Re: Kancamagus Highway area to the top of the pass
« Last post by JohnR on May 24, 2019, 03:47:41 PM »
Bear Notch Road is open.
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