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March 25, 2000

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This morning we took off for Colebrook with it. We took New Hampshire Route 3 from Lancaster, through Northumberland, Groveton, Stratford, and Columbia. The more you drive this thing the better it runs! Rick Johnsen, the director of the Poore Family Homestead Museum lives up on Fish Pond Road, we were to meet with him and proceed to Colebrook to see some folks about ads on the web sites. He also had some pics for me showing the President of the New Hampshire Historical Society presenting a grant to the North Country Conservancy for the Poore Family Homestead.  
We drove into the snow covered (6 inches) parking lot at Fish Pond and walked around a little. You had to watch where you stepped, there was so much deer crap. The pond was still ice covered, but ready to break up and pretty mushy.

Looking at the Mog from part way across Fish Pond.

Same spot as the picture on the left, zoomed in.

Up in Colebrook we saw a few store owners about ads on the web sites and bought some glass cleaner for the Mog windshields. My daughter cleaned the windshield while Rick and I were in a gun shop doing a panorama. When we stopped at Bouchard's this dog was giving the Mog a once over. Next to Ray Davis Real Estate to get some pictures.
On to Stewartstown, NH where we did a photo shoot for an ad for Solomon's Store. Their specialty is meat, but they also have an excellent selection of food... and... shoes! Across the bridge over the Connecticut River to Canaan, Vermont where we had dinner at the diner and moved the pictures from Rick's disks into our laptop for ads and stories.
As we left the diner a few drops of rain fell! I panicked, as we had planned on returning to Lancaster before the rain so we could tarp the roof of the radio van. George had to remove the racks and 2 covers to get it into the shipping container. We had tarped it before I bought it so water wouldn't get into the insulation and start rusting of the van as well as ruining the interior panels. I had forgotten to throw in some duct tape for sealing it up. Fortunately Rick had a friend at the garage around the corner who gave us some duct tape. Folks coming out of the restaurant and driving by looked a little oddly at me on top of the strange vehicle taping away like mad trying to beat the rain. Whew! Now we could continue without worrying about a little rain!

Looks like the Mog is high enough so you can reach the phone lines!


After dinner we followed Rick up to Beecher Falls, Vermont, which is on the Canadian border, to visit a historical site and get some pictures. Then on down to Canaan Vermont to see one of his friends who has a camp way up in the woods. We found the place ok, but were unable to proceed up the road as a car and truck were in the way. Rick's friend came walking down the road just then, so we were able to move one under its own power, and push the other out of the way (by hand). Rick and my daughter hopped in the back and belted in, and his friend got in front with me to show the way. He had a log skidder parked in the yard so we weren't worried about getting stuck. We had fun trying out the sophisticated intercom system to the rear. It was amazing how well it worked. The first part of the road was gravel and rock with patches of snow, uneventful. Then we hit maybe a foot of granular melting snow on top of a few inches of ice. All went well for a while until we hit a hill on a curve that was kind of steep. We were in 1st gear all the time, 4 wheel drive and diffs locked. I only had the one set of chains, so we installed them on the front tires. The stock Mog chains are really well designed to remain in place with relatively easy installation once you figure them out. The second time it's simple!
With the chains on it started with no spinning. As we climbed higher, the snow and ice deepened. Finally on the last steep hill before the camp the end was reached. We stopped as it began to dig four holes. We walked up and met his sons and friends who were boiling sap to make some maple syrup. After chatting a while and giving a guided tour of the Mog, I gave it one last try in 2nd gear. Got a few feet further, but that was it. With chains on all fours and perhaps chains with biting links for ice it would have made it. The Mog chains look like they are designed for over the road use as well as mud.
One of his sons rode down with me, with the rest snowmobiling or walking ahead. With the Mog in 1st gear the walkers made far better time than we did. We removed the chains and headed for home. We crossed into NH at Colebrook to gas up (it took 12 gallons, which isn't bad considering the miles and type of driving). We crossed back into Vermont to VT 102 south to get away from the route 3 traffic and not have to keep pulling over.

Crossed back to
NH Route 3 in North Stratford for the rest of the trip as there are plenty of places to pull aside and traffic had eased.

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