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Loco for Poke-O

Posted on: October 5th, 2014 No Comments

By David Thomas-Train. The Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine is a  long-time project of AARCH, which kindly  lends us its tax-exempt status along with office space.  We’ve worked  here for over a decade,  restoring the fire tower, summit, and trails  for education and recreation on that nearby and strangely named mountain. I’ve had the fun and  occasional frustration of coordinating this project. First things first:  what’s with the name  Poke-O-Moonshine??  All  available accounts point to the  Algonquin language and words for “rough” and “smooth”, which have been phonetically written   as “pohqui” and “moosie”.  The rocks up there are rough and smooth granite and >> More