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    That makes sense, Since golfers replace divots...

    That makes sense, Since golfers replace divots and rake out footprints in traps... Please rake out the monorail so the trail is fluffy and not well defined so the next person can enjoy it close to...
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    Check TCD's ADK link. Elk Lake has the best...

    Check TCD's ADK link. Elk Lake has the best location but is pricy. A cabin on the lake an ideal setting.

    What's a reasonable distance. Very limited choices in the Minerva & Newcomb area's. A...
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    Everyone's got a different foot story,...

    Everyone's got a different foot story, although...... (my story)

    Numerous sprains or fractures, (only had the last two checked & one was a chip fracture, the other an avulsion, some of the others...
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    My personal experience: Barebooting: more than...

    My personal experience:

    Barebooting: more than one occasion, I've stopped at the hip, unable to feel the bottom but stopped.

    Wearing snowshoes: Chest deep

    Main difference, the hip deep I...
  5. Thread: Where to go?

    by Mike P.
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    For your first year, I'd look at enjoying the...

    For your first year, I'd look at enjoying the well traveled spots more &/or places you've been to in the summer and fall.

    You know yourself better than we do, will you be able to just spend time...
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    In addition to what others said, when the snow...

    In addition to what others said, when the snow gets warm it can ball up on crampons making them useless. Sometimes when it's cold, the higher trails are more like winter. Some years will find...
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    Check out the 52 WAV list. When I get in...

    Check out the 52 WAV list.

    When I get in Spring mode, I try and avoid also bringing all the winter gear you should bring when doing the higher peaks in April. So I'm looking at south facing &...
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    Kearsarge North by Kearsarge North Trail

    Date of Hike: March 19th, 2014

    Trail Conditions: snow from bottom to top, well packed, a bit narrow but MSR's fit fine. no down trees requiring limbo skills or leaving the trail

    Special...
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    Congratulations on the list, what's next,...

    Congratulations on the list, what's next, traveling to a new list, the grid or make up your own?
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    It looks promising from this test from...

    It looks promising from this test from trailspace.com

    "So the company sent samples out for testing on real mountains with no brands, labels, or other identifying marks to bias the outcome.
    The...
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    The Sorels will be nice and warm. A bit flexible...

    The Sorels will be nice and warm. A bit flexible still, a better snowshoe option but the spikes should be fine providing you don't make it a habit of 10 mile crampon walks.

    (For example in...
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    I'd say it's more of an issue putting the legs...

    I'd say it's more of an issue putting the legs back on. If you're stopping to put them on, the weather has turned some & that would be a pain in bad weather.

    Pant legs over your sock, it's that...
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    To add another wrinkle to this, what kind of...

    To add another wrinkle to this, what kind of boots are you using with the Hillsounds? From what I see in the picture, looks like you'd want a stiff boot so the spacer bar does not bend much.
  14. Thread: New here

    by Mike P.
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    When you put it that way, I'm almost feeling good...

    When you put it that way, I'm almost feeling good about the additional weight and buying XXL.

    Plenty of stuff to learn and new gear to buy. Can always try out new gear and cut your teeth on...
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    You get both a brief, distant Franconia Ridge...

    You get both a brief, distant Franconia Ridge view and a very good Moose view over Plymouth which is actually much better once you get beyond Ashland.

    The Tecumseh view is not very remarkable...
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    Haley Farm State Park - Groton, CT

    Date: 03/12/2014

    Trail Conditions. Only a couple of small spots of ice & a few small muddy spots, virtually dry by ADK or NH standards.

    Equipment needed - None

    Comments: If looking for...
  17. Isn't that the Jay Effect? Doesn't it always...

    Isn't that the Jay Effect? Doesn't it always snow there? I think they got some last night/this morning too.

    Enjoy
  18. Mt. Wachusett - Echo Lake, High Meadow, Jack Frost & Mt. House trails, out & back

    Date of Hike: March 11, 2014

    Trail Conditions: almost completely snow covered, a few rocks poking out, a bit of ice in a couple of spots of ice in the steeper sections of High Meadow. A broken...
  19. For CT, it's a rain event with some snow on the...

    For CT, it's a rain event with some snow on the back side, maybe an inch of so but should take more snow than it leaves. Heading up to the Whites mid-week next week so I'll be checking up.
  20. Day Pond State Park - North and South Loop

    Date of Hike: March 10

    Trail Conditions: Most places have 2-4 inches of hard snow, several bare spots and rocks poking out, trail well traveled.

    Special Equipment Required: none, Could have...
  21. Looks like things will change mid-week, Wednesday...

    Looks like things will change mid-week, Wednesday Night & Thursday. Sunday - Monday should be better as Saturday is the big hiking day of the week.
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    What kind of boots? I've not had an issue with...

    What kind of boots? I've not had an issue with my Koflachs now over 14 years old. You've had a busy year but that sounds too soon. I've always worn a liner on all but the shortest day-hikes like...
  23. Thread: which Spikes?

    by Mike P.
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    I've been happy with the Kahtoola's as a micro...

    I've been happy with the Kahtoola's as a micro option. Not too heavy and easy to attach to my packs. Depending on the trip, will also bring crampons.
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    Rocky Neck State Park - various trails

    Date of Hike: March 7, 2014

    Trail Conditions: About 50/50 bare ground. Bare ground was mostly dry, very little mud at all. Snow and ice was only a couple of inches deep, most of the snow...
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    Mount Tom - M&M Trail from Route 141

    Date of Hike: March 6, 2014

    Trail Conditions: Just a couple of small bare spots, trail from the Mt. Jo to go lot is hard packed snow and ice. Ice in spots thick enough in a couple of spots where...
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