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Beaver Trails Campground - Lancaster - right on the Connecticut
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Bill Weeks Property for Rent - Whitefield
Carpet Barn - Lancaster - Also tile, wallpaper, etc.
Dimmitt and Sons Gun Shop - Lancaster - Guns and ammo,
Bayview Bed & Breakfast - Dummer
Waterwheel Breakfast, Lunch and Gift House Jefferson
Blueberry Hill Bed & Breakfast - Stratford
Garneau's Garage, Twin Mountain - Ski-doo Snowmobiles,
Wells Cargo Trailers, Cooper Tires
Kilkenny Building Center, Lancaster - all your building and
renovation needs here.
Kimball Hill Inn - Whitefield - A Bed & Breakfast
with a great view.
Lancaster Motor Inn - Right in the middle of it all.
Marshall Insurance - Lancaster - Your Coverage needs
Mountain Lake Campground - Lancaster - Teepee,
Cabins and Yurts too.
Munce's Superior Lubricants - Berlin/Gorham
North Country ATV Club - Trails to ride on
Real Estate in the Great North Woods
Twin Maples Bed & Breakfast - Lancaster - Also Depression
Twin Mountain Snowmobile Club Index - Trails
Napa Auto Parts - Lancaster
CMW Emporium - Lancaster Not just a store, but an experience
North Country 4X4 - Lancaster - Snowmobiles,
ATVs, Boats, Trailers, Canoes
We went up for the beginning of Snodeo . As we drove up the road we wondered if there would be enough snow.
There wasn't any question when we got there. The Diamond Pond area is a whole different climate. They are still
buried in snow and more was falling!
Click here to see a panorama of some of it.
March 3rd and 4th: 7th Annual Sno-Deo
at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown,
NH by the Swift
Diamond Riders Snowmobile Club . It is accessible by car (Off Route 26) or snow machine
(Off Corridors 5 and 18).
The SnoDeo featured the following events: Antique Snow Machine Display and Contest, Antique
Snow Machine Parade, Radar Run, Groomer Display, Vendors - Special Sales and Savings, Safety Display - NH Fish
& Game Department. E-mail for more info: Rider@SwiftDiamondRiders.com
Colebrook Winter Carnival
|Well, we FINALLY have SNOW! There's David Pendleton on the left, Preacher of the Lancaster Congregational
Church enjoying the day. (Sunday, January 16, 2000)
Now that we have plenty of snow the Great North Woods has become THE place to be this winter!
Be sure to check the Lodging section to reserve a room!
in the Great North Woods on February 6, 2000. This is on the old Kilkenny Railroad trail in Lancaster next to a beaver pond. There's a fellow in the background having fun
on the ice on his ATV.
||The folks on ATVs "clearing the snow" on the beaver pond in Lancaster. The Kilkenny mountains in the background.
|Leaving the beaver pond to head off on the trail.
||Perfect for snowshoeing too! The snowmobile trails make it easy to get to the "outback"
where you can then strike off to the real boonies.
A word to the wise! If you do something stupid like hiking unprepared off
into the boonies and require a rescue, you will now be BILLED for the cost of removing your hide from the woods or mountains!
|The webmaster (me) after an afternoon of snowshoeing and picture taking. The lawn chair makes
getting in and out of the snowshoe bindings easier. That type of binding (racing bindings) gives you better control
of the snowshoes. They are a pain to get on and off though.
The evening (and night until 3:30 AM) after the picture on the right was taken I finally got the 1999 Blessing of the Bikes done! Click on the link or the picture to check it out and see why the folks below are smiling!
|On February 6th we have probably about two feet of snow. The snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ATV riding
and skiing are GREAT now!
Below is Cyndy clearing snow as some of the artificial wildlife looks on.
More artificial wildlife strolling in the snow.
They have snow over in Dummer! A cross country skiier enjoying it next, below.
Photo by Norm Charest of the Bayview
Photos in the section next below by Norm Charest of
the Bayview B&B
|Speed at Pontook!
A cozy fishing shanty (or bob house) on the Pontook.
Ice fishing at the Pontook
Two Major Items!
These two books are perfect companions. I highly recommend getting both and reading them together.
|Paul Doherty has about 80 copies left of "Smoke From A Thousand
Campfires". It's out of print, so when they're gone, they're GONE. He's willing to sell them for just $50 plus $2.50 for postage. The 440
page illustrated hardcover book has already become a collectors' item. The first edition sold out in 6 weeks. The
bookstores didn't get any until it was reprinted. You can send a check to: Paul Doherty
at Box 271, Gorham, NH 03581. Just for the heck of it, tell him the guy with the Great
North Woods web site sent you to him. If you ask real nice, he might even be convinced to autograph a copy for
||Spiked Boots is in print again! This is a great tale of the river drives and other interesting stories in the Great
North Woods of Northern New Hampshire!
Click here to read some excerpts and
see a picture from Spiked Boots to whet your appetite.
here to reserve your copy today!
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares
usually end up plowing for those who didn't."
|Articles, pictures and links to articles will be added here as the month goes on. This is becoming
sort of a monthly magazine format that evolves as events happen.
You might like to look back at the Summer
1999 and September
1999 issues to see what's been going on.
|Would you like to sponsor something special that will get a lot of folks looking at it? A web
cam that will look at the top of Mount Washington, Mount Prospect in Lancaster, the mountains of Vermont and Main
Street, Lancaster. Graphics and links to your ads will surround the picture which will be updated throughout each
day. E-mail me for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
Flash! 01/28/2000 - A major
fire in downtown St. Johnsbury, VT. Click here or on the picture below to see more.
||Click on the Summer
1999 section to see the beginning of the New Hampshire primary in the Great North Woods
Region. You'll also find an interesting camp, an iron horse and a couple of houses moving among other interesting
||Scroll below to see new stories and links as I add them.
You'll find the Great North Woods web site and another of my sites, www.allroutes.to weaving together.
Some of this is for technical reasons, much because it makes sense for some parts of the sites
to be linked together.
They are on different servers at opposite ends of the country. One of the reasons for this is
redundancy in the event of communication problems.
If there are storms or other natural disasters, that interrupt one server, try the other.
We'll try to get info about the area out as long as we can if things are going haywire with phone lines, electricity,
This summer we were able to get pictures and info on what was causing a power outage before power was restored
by using out laptop and deep cycle battery bank.
This winter could be interesting as there will be a solar cycle peak.
www.allroutes.to navigates by auto routes within and beyond
the Great North Woods region of northern New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
For instance, you can see what is on routes two or three in the region and beyond.
Both sites are constantly being improved and expanded, come back often to check them out!