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 Winter 1999 - 2000

Click here to follow us on our search for Hell Gate on the Dead Diamond River. 

Link to Hell Gate

Link to Also: Link to Routes section of

Spring is a time of transition in the Great North Woods... The geese return, sometimes to a little snow.

Fisher folks get out looking for that first bite.

The loons appear for a swim.

Ducks show up too.

Moose, scruffy as they shed their winter coats come to their wallows by the roads...

And look for salt from the road.

Phillips Brook and the rivers in the area roar with fury fueled by melting snow.

The pictures above courtesy of Norm Charest

of the Bayview B&B at the Great North Woods Education and Interpretive Center

On the 29th of April, the Pathways Pregnancy Care Center Had A Walk for Life. They proceeded about town, winding up at Centennial Park.
Hams from around the area gathered for license testing at the Colonel Town Community Center in Lancaster.
The 30th of April was a fun day in the wind with the Dalton Gang. They had a great chicken barbecue and a western style action shoot. Below are a few new folks checking out the particulars.

  Joel White from Dalton aiming for a target. The fellow in black is holding an electronic scoring device that "hears" stots and hits on the steel targets. The "clang" of bullets against the targets is interesting to hear. Joel came in his Jeep 4X4 (below). 
  The Dalton Gang's events are held in an old gravel pit which makes an excellent spot to try out a Unimog too!


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!

Summer is coming! Click below to whet your appetite for summer rides!

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!

Picture of 2 happy folks at the 1999 Blessing of the Bikes and link to that section of the web site.

Click here to check out our "new" Unimog.




Cruise Night in Lancaster... Check the calendar section for the next one.

Panorama of cruise night in Lancaster NH

Paul Doherty, author of "Smoke From A Thousand Campfires" is no longer with us. He passed on to the "happy hunting grounds" a few weeks ago. I greatly admire his writing and will miss him a great deal. I only had the benefit of talking with him on the phone a couple of times and had wanted to meet him. It's too late now.

My priorities have now changed to meeting as many of the old fellows from the area I've wanted to meet for a long time before they are gone.
As I get to it you'll find stories on this site about the area and the older folks who know the "real" Great North Woods.

Now that we have our Unimog I can take them to places they have known in the past but couldn't get to in years.

July 4th 2000 was spent with George Graber, retired pilot and guide. We had a great time in the Unimog roads he hasn't been able to see in over 25 years.

These are back "roads" in Guildhall, Vermont that were once busy thoroughfares in a farming community. All that's left are moss covered stone walls and foundations, overgrown apple orchards. The forest has reclaimed it all.

About 1/3 of the way along in the parade in Lancaster I spotted George and his wife watching from their truck. I immediately pulled to the side and asked if he's like a ride in the Mog. He hopped in as quickly as his 79 year old legs could do the job.

A few minutes later Gomer Powell recognized him from the reviewing stand and boomed over the PA, "There's George Graber!" and went on about the Unimog. (Gomer and I went for a spin in it a couple of weeks before).

We had a fun ride the rest of the way down the parade. I discovered a new fun thing with the Mog. If you get on and off the gas quickly a few times you can make it buck like a horse. A real crowd pleaser.

I asked George if he could go for a Mog ride that afternoon and he said he'd love to. A couple of weeks before while out for a ride with Chip Greive (A soon to be Mog owner) we had bumped into George in the middle of nowhere. He had remarked he would like to be able to see some of the places he hadn'e been able to get to in years due to the roads having fallen into direpair and being swallowed by the woods.

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.

Click here to reserve your copy today!

"Those who beat their swords into plowshares

usually end up plowing for those who didn't."

Ben Franklin

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 October 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:

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

  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 things. 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, 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. 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!

Link to Routes section of

Link to Software Depot

Click for Whitefield, New Hampshire Forecast Click for Berlin, New Hampshire Forecast

You might like to check out my other web sites: - Areas beyond the Great North Woods - Politics, Opinions, History, and a lot of miscellaneous stuff

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