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by shinrin_yoku
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Basin - Allegany State Park
Replies: 23
Views: 4946

Re: Big Basin - Allegany State Park

Thanks, Erik! Yes, it would be very helpful if you could update the map. I'm hoping it won't snow yet, but snowshoeing is not a problem for me :) I'm also planning to visit the PA old-growth sites during this trip, but they are much more easily accessible...
by shinrin_yoku
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: New York
Topic: Big Basin - Allegany State Park
Replies: 23
Views: 4946

Re: Big Basin - Allegany State Park

I'm planning to be in the Allegany area the week of Thanksgiving. Any tips on how to see the most accessible old-growth sites around Big Basin? My bushwhacking skills are beginner-to-intermediate. Is the old-growth trail (that is in the process of being built) accessible already?
Thanks in advance!
by shinrin_yoku
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather

Jared, Thanks for the Pisgah coordinates, I was planning to return and check out the Harvard tract there (with the '38 hurricane blowdowns) too... I visit Concord/Lincoln frequently, so will explore the Mt Misery and Punkatasset area more. Bob, I would be thrilled to take you up on the invite, one o...
by shinrin_yoku
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather

Bob, I have been to the Pine Loop and Ice Glen several times and love both. A few weeks ago, I visited Pisgah State Park in search of old growth around North Round Pond, but my wayfinding skills are still somewhat rudimentary, so I haven't found the surviving hemlocks... And yes, I would love to joi...
by shinrin_yoku
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather

Bob, I'm based in the Boston area, and I have indeed seen Ray's film and subscribe to the New England Forests channel. Your interview at the end of the film perfectly captures why I love old growth pines, although for me it's the aesthetics and sense of Tolkienesque awe more so than the sport of it....
by shinrin_yoku
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Re: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather

For some reason I couldn't attach the photos to the post...
by shinrin_yoku
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Visiting Sigurd, Thoreau, and Grandfather

Today was probably my best day of 2020. After years of putting it off, I decided to finally pay Dunbar Book a visit. The forest visible from the trail was impressive, and I was also hopeful (yet far from certain), of a chance to to track down the revered trio. I only had the photos and written descr...
by shinrin_yoku
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Boston
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: Newbie from Boston

Hi Bob,
Thanks a lot again, I PM-ed you. I actually have a copy of the book (that's how I learned about Bryant and some other locations), but I'm more of a visual person and read maps better than descriptions.
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by shinrin_yoku
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Post Here First - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Boston
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: Newbie from Boston

Thank you Bob! There may actually be a small group coming up (5 people maximum in total, including myself), so if that's a bit too distracting, we could meet another time. I drive out to the North Adams area fairly often, even if just for a day. If you could point me to a particularly helpful page o...
by shinrin_yoku
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Eastern United States, Canada, and Greenland
Topic: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)
Replies: 10
Views: 3834

Re: Superpines in Thoreau's backyard (Lincoln MA)

I think this grove is in the Wright Woods right above Fairhaven Bay. I've visited it numerous times by now (also discovered it by stumbling upon it during a walk), and brought friends there too. I call it "The Enchanted Place" as a nod to Winnie The Pooh. There is a small hut and a memorial stone in...

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