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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 10:00a on 08/14/20 - Temperature: 72.4 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 72.4 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.987 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 57 %
BugCON 3: blackflys in blood feast and/or bad mosquitoes
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The White Mountain Report: Aug 8th, 2020
As if we don't have enough on our plates... Since I'm sure 99% of you live somewhere on or near the East Coast, that means that tropical storm Isaias almost assuredly had some effect on you. Even if it was only some heavy rains. But the fast moving storm really impacted the densely populated Northeast. For us here in northern New England, the storm came through late afternoon on Tuesday and was totally out of here by early morning on Wednesday. While certainly not nearly as bad as hurricane Irene in late August 1999, trust me it was quite sufficient.
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High Steppin' -  5.7

This is a nice, well-protected, moderate climb with some interesting moves. When the corner is wet the climb is harder and more exciting, because you are forced to climb more to the left of the wet corner.

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Although since removed, this was the view of Cathedral Ledge a few days ago.
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Although since removed, this was the view of Cathedral Ledge a few days ago.
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