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  1. Of all the places I've been in the east, there's...

    Of all the places I've been in the east, there's Katahdin & Hamlin and then everything else. (Okay, ADK's Haystack is 2nd, after Haystack, any ordering is random and includes West Bond, Lincoln, Big...
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    Define rescue? Talking someone out of continuing...

    Define rescue? Talking someone out of continuing up hill when the weather was bad, convincing a family at the trailhead, a walk to the falls was a better family trip then trying to drag them all up...
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    Thinking this makes the Zealand to Mizpah along...

    Thinking this makes the Zealand to Mizpah along the AT more manageable for the non-thru hikers. It may keep some of the people who might go plan multiple days with Zealand & Mizpah by giving them a...
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    Years ago I did it and while the day was dry, the...

    Years ago I did it and while the day was dry, the slide had some damp spots. I did slip and slide down about 20 feet coming to rest on my back, no injuries but my pride. Switchbacking & finding...
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    You're not crazy and the Greeley Ponds is nice...

    You're not crazy and the Greeley Ponds is nice too. (I might opt for working a bike ride into the Tripoli road walk if you like to ride your bike)

    Direction depends on you. People with good...
  6. Thread: New AT record

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    Racing thru isn't my idea of an enjoyable...

    Racing thru isn't my idea of an enjoyable experience but that's why we hike our own hike. I'm curious on the youtube video, how many times does he say "I". Better him than me , I prefer to enjoy...
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    I like the Sugarloaf sites, with a full site, I'd...

    I like the Sugarloaf sites, with a full site, I'd probably bring more than the hammock. With a hammock any two trees spaced correctly will work. For your 2nd day, weather permitting, I'd rather...
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    I'd say it's about as hard as Lonesome or Zealand...

    I'd say it's about as hard as Lonesome or Zealand although Zealand is further from the road, especially in winter. I can see it being another alternative to Zealand in winter.

    Twin Mountain...
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    Interesting, well see how this plays out for the...

    Interesting, well see how this plays out for the WMNF, C-Notch State Park and any impact it may have on the Pemi areas that are not to far away.
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    Did two out of three + Zealand last week, (Bond...

    Did two out of three + Zealand last week, (Bond and West Bond) . I was finishing my 4K solos which I needed Zealand and just wanted a better hike with some of the best views in the Whites. Started...
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    In the South Taconics, you'll also find them on...

    In the South Taconics, you'll also find them on the Braces.
  12. Stony Brook & Carter Moriah Trail to Moriah

    Date of Hike: 07/10/2015

    Trail Conditions: Rained in the Gorham area overnight but not in Conway where I was staying. Trail was damp and some rocks and mud were slick in the morning. Took a...
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    Moat Mt. Trail, Moat Mountain Traverse

    Date of Hike: 07/09/2015

    Trail Conditions: Good shape, some logging at the south trailhead so the trail starts on the right side of the lot and meets the trail on the other side of the open lot...
  14. Zealand, Twinway, Bondcliff, West Bond Spur, Zealand, West Bond & Bond

    Date of Hike: 7/8/2015

    Trail Conditions: It rained for a couple of hours in the morning so the trail was wet, especially in the usual places along the Twinway. No downed trees of consequence.
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    No berries yet on Moriah, I was there Friday. On...

    No berries yet on Moriah, I was there Friday. On Thursday we did the Moats and there were a few that were ripe.
  16. Looks worse than two years ago when I went in for...

    Looks worse than two years ago when I went in for a swim. Well just below chest deep that day in July.
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    We definitely had some similarities. We just...

    We definitely had some similarities. We just came back from two nights in NH, one at the White Mountain Hostel and one at Mizpah. Very wet yesterday.
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    A sad story indeed. Our troop is heading to...

    A sad story indeed. Our troop is heading to Mizpah this weekend.
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    Weathersfield Trail to Mt. Ascutney

    Date of Hike: 6/22/2015

    Trail Conditions: Dry in most places, some water around the water crossings and in some other spots. Not too hard to keep shoes mostly dry although the young ladies who I...
  20. Eisenhower, Pierce & Jackson, Edmand, Ike Loop, C-Path, Webster Cliff, Web-Jackson

    Date of Hike: 6/20/2015

    Trail Conditions: A little wetter than I thought they would be but no issues and not as muddy as my trip to the ADK last weekend. No meaningful blowdowns, a large fir...
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    Mt. Adams, Standard route

    Date of Hike: June 13, 2015

    Trail Conditions: Please enter, Wet, on the drive up we hit a substantial Thunderstorm but by morning we had clear blue skies. Trail had mud and puddles from just...
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    I agree, North Kinsman would probably be the...

    I agree, North Kinsman would probably be the rarest unless you had done all but the two of them and decided to do a weekend on that section of AT in order to do the NH section of trail.

    With the...
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    I agree, as I was finishing round two I had...

    I agree, as I was finishing round two I had noticed I had done almost all in spring or fall, so I opted for all four seasons. The solo list & solo hiking was more because I was tired of people...
  24. It is sad when we lose one of our own. What we...

    It is sad when we lose one of our own. What we love to do, does carry risks but it's still sad when it happens.
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    See Chris D.'s trip report (or trail condition...

    See Chris D.'s trip report (or trail condition report) for his Isolation & Owl's Head trip. He was on all of the Davis Path and has shots of how unused portions of the trail is between Giant Stairs...
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