[at-l] maps

Art Cloutman Art at crystalacresnh.com
Tue May 18 20:06:31 CDT 2010

I spent the night at Beaver Brook Shelter on September 26, 2009.  The 
stairs were rebuilt during the summer of 2009.  Spank'n brand new 
wooden steps spiked into the rock face very impressive.

>You're right, I mis-read Rock Dancer's post.  The stairs along 
>Beaver Brook WERE there in '92, looked fairly new, but certainly a 
>season old already.  Would have been impossible without them - would 
>have had to route the trail away from the Brook a bit, as the stairs 
>are installed directly up (down) near-shear rock faces.  Got a cool 
>pic in that slide show of mine.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: at-l-bounces at backcountry.net 
>[mailto:at-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Felix J
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>Cc: at-l at backcountry.net
>Subject: Re: [at-l] maps
>Michael Henderson wrote:
>>  Beaver Brook was at the bottom of the climb (descent for 
>>northbounders) on my thru in '92.  I'm even thinking I remember 
>>being able to see headlights/hear cars on 112 - but I may be 
>>mis-remembering.  It has been, after all, NEARLY 20 YEARS!!!  WHAT 
>   What was it like carrying a rucksack?  Did you have to use a compass?
>   (Said the guy whose thru-hike was nearly 12 years ago)
>>  112 to Eliza Brook was a bit longer than the mileage indicated. 
>>There were no 'stairs' on that section then.  I don't remember it 
>>being particularly difficult, other than the feeling you always get 
>>when you think you've walked the stated mileage, and you're not at 
>>your destination yet, so you think you must be walking slowly, so, 
>>damn, this must be harder than I thought.... kind of thing.
>Aren't the 'stairs' between 112 and Beaver Brook?    It's definitely a
>different dog depending on which direction you're going and how well you
>do with ups or downs.  (sounds like that story I wrote for the ATN
>called 'Delirium'...)
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Art Cloutman

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