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injektiloPermafrost

injektilo

Voted 10/10

According to the book "Roadside Geology of Maine", by D.W. Caldwell, an investigation of unstable supports on the ski gondola revealed permafrost (permanently frozen ground). Permafrost occurs in climates where the mean annual temperature is below freezing.
Posted Apr 10, 2006 3:38 pm

revkonTrail mileage discrepancy?

Hasn't voted

I hiked Sugarloaf recently (3/8/14), and wanted to point out that the sign at the intersection of the A.T. and the Sugarloaf side trail indicates different mileages from what's listed above.

I probably should have taken a picture, but what I recall from memory is this:

.5 miles to Sugarloaf summit
X.4 miles to CVR (where X has been scratched out. the numbers 2 and 3 have both been scratched in above X)
5.0 miles to Crocker
9.9 miles to route 27

I'm inclined to believe 2.4 miles is the more accurate measurement for the distance to CVR, but this is based entirely on my hiking time and subjective "feel" for the trail length. I have a hard time swallowing the 1.9 measurement, given 2 hours of hustling through the snow with minimal rest.
Posted Mar 12, 2014 2:04 pm

Bark EaterRe: Trail mileage discrepancy?

Bark Eater

Hasn't voted

Thanks too from me. The 1.9 mile distance to the junction is consistent with my Maine Appalachian Trail guide, which unfortunately is even more dated than Catamount's reference. Much of the trail in Maine has been re-routed since the 1980s when I explored the area. It certainly could have been re-routed to add an extra half mile.
Posted Mar 15, 2014 1:35 pm

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