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    This might be the week to combine hiking and...

    This might be the week to combine hiking and kayaking, if you're willing to schlep a boat up the trail and foolhardy enough to ride it back down in the torrent. :eek:

    Ice went out locally this...
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    Haven't done them all, but it's a darn good list...

    Haven't done them all, but it's a darn good list and hard to imagine improving on.
  3. Honesty compels me to note that you have a lot of...

    Honesty compels me to note that you have a lot of company in that. Present company excepted, but that's 'cuz my relatives across the water would start throwing sharp things at me if I joined you in...
  4. What pinnah said. 'Cept friends don't let friends...

    What pinnah said. 'Cept friends don't let friends carry French knives into the woods :rolleyes: ;) :

    Scandinavian knives, written by the leading U.S. importer of the same.
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    I have for years advocated Pierce as a good...

    I have for years advocated Pierce as a good destination for newbies wanting a small, relatively safe taste of winter hiking. After this event, it looks like I'd better add a cautionary note to that...
  6. Knock yerself out: NOAA Digital Coast Data Access...

    Knock yerself out: NOAA Digital Coast Data Access Viewer
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    Great pic! That thing looks like it's ready to...

    Great pic! That thing looks like it's ready to take on a capercaillie.
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    Looks like a rattlin' good time! Thanks for...

    Looks like a rattlin' good time! Thanks for sharing.
  9. Ayuh: Marsh skis...

    Ayuh: Marsh skis

    Okay, now that I've had my fun, you might try these, but don't call me to come get you out: Mudders Mud & Snow Shoes
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    Reflection on/in the Ten Essentials

    From Norway comes this suggestion to add a reflective vest to your pack. If you need someone to rescue you, it can make a big difference at night. The video at the link demonstrates this for both...
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    The NWS has the high in North Conway today...

    The NWS has the high in North Conway today progged at 48,which I think is more likely than the (undoubtedly extrapolated) Weather Channel number.

    The feds have issued a notice about possible ice...
  12. I already own a piece of Sunapee. Unlike CNL...

    I already own a piece of Sunapee. Unlike CNL Lifestyle Properties, which is merely a sub-lessee of the premises. ;)
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    If any of you have a grip on the weather for the...

    If any of you have a grip on the weather for the weekend at hand, do let the NWS know. They've been waffling with this particular one more than an IHOP franchisee. I can't recall a situation this...
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    Noted. Twice, to meet the 10-character minimum.

    Noted. Twice, to meet the 10-character minimum.
  15. I'm 220 pounds without a pack. I have been...

    I'm 220 pounds without a pack. I have been grateful for every centimeter of my 195 Annums this winter. But then, I cut my teeth on 215 cm Bonnas. :)
  16. Here's a nudge, if you need one: CONTRIBUTE TO...

    Here's a nudge, if you need one:

    CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMBING MAGAZINE

    Rock and Ice contact info
  17. This is not a trip report. This is an article...

    This is not a trip report. This is an article worthy of being published! Kudos.
  18. Get your groove on, man: Groovy secrets...

    Get your groove on, man: Groovy secrets. :p ;)
  19. Thread: Winter Boots

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    I've recently reverted to putting a felted wool...

    I've recently reverted to putting a felted wool insole in my winter boots of all types. It adds a considerable amount of warmth and was standard practice when I was a kid growing up in Minnesota. I...
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    It can't be long before the generals are gathered...

    It can't be long before the generals are gathered in the bunker to hear a rant on this topic ;)
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    Some meat (or texturized vegetable protein, if...

    Some meat (or texturized vegetable protein, if you prefer) for the pot: FAT BIKES: TOURING CENTERS MULL NEW FAT-TIRED FAD
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    Yeah, what he said. It has the virtue of getting...

    Yeah, what he said. It has the virtue of getting the weight of the snowshoes as close to your back as possible, and balance is improved by placing one on each side.
  23. You will be hard-pressed to realize the benefits...

    You will be hard-pressed to realize the benefits of double camber when you're off a packed trail. (The pun at the beginning is unintentional.) What matters more in that circumstance is how the ski...
  24. I have the Hammerhead, predecessor to the Axl...

    I have the Hammerhead, predecessor to the Axl, on my Annums and love it for touring and turning. I can only imagine how sweet the latter must be from the reviews.
  25. Thread: Pin-pin

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    So, have you answered the original inquiry...

    So, have you answered the original inquiry privately, or is he deep under cover with CSIS?
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