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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
Several of the agents and I will be hiking to Andrews' Bald late tomorrow afternoon. The ideal time to be there is just before sunset to capture those last few minutes before it disappears behind the mountains.
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