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  1. Mt. Wachusetts - Echo Lake, High Meadow, Jack Frost, MT House up, Mt. House, JF & Adm

    Date of Hike: 8/29/2014

    Trail Conditions: Dry, bone dry,

    Special Equipment Required: Sunglasses, camera,


    Comments: Of note, all water crossings were dry, East Wachusett Brook, and all...
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    1. Do you carry a topo map in your pocket, in...

    1. Do you carry a topo map in your pocket, in your pack or leave it back in your vehicle? (this should be an excellent topo, not something designed to plan hikes)

    shouldn't I plan hikes with an...
  3. Thoughts on a ten mile single car day hike in Southern New England

    Looking for suggestions for a hike of 10-11.5 miles in southern New England.

    Doing it as part of a Scouting Merit Badge. Must be at least 10 so the Pumpelly trail up Monodnock is a mile short. ...
  4. Poll: Lincoln is to iconic to delete. (would it lower...

    Lincoln is to iconic to delete. (would it lower the traffic up there? maybe deleting it is not so bad then).

    When they updated the list last, they added Bondcliff and, I believe, Galehead as at...
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    Glad you had a great trip.

    Glad you had a great trip.
  6. Excellent POV

    Excellent POV
  7. I like most of these but conditioning is relevant...

    I like most of these but conditioning is relevant to your plans. I'm quite a bit overweight these days but I know I'm not up to a Pemi-loop or one day P-traverse. However, for a guy my size, the...
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    TJ, do you have pictures? I'm be trying a couple...

    TJ, do you have pictures? I'm be trying a couple of different things with little success. Using more for car camping with a cot so something that keeps you dry even if complicated works.

    I've...
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    Fishers seem adaptable enough that if they lower...

    Fishers seem adaptable enough that if they lower the porcupine population, they may seek small pets as a substitute. (In Isle Royale, I believe, they used to have an issue with moose and wolves, ...
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    Gear list is more of a winter thing and even that...

    Gear list is more of a winter thing and even that has come down some. She probably shouldn't volunteer for an winter climbs un Huntington unless she jumps in with both feet and have a Rainier,...
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    AMC, ADK and there is a hiking group in the...

    AMC, ADK and there is a hiking group in the Springfield area, the Pioneer Valley Hiking Club. You may have here check the local hospital, is that Day Kimball for you. Hospitals are doing more for...
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    Getting up early is always a plus, doing the...

    Getting up early is always a plus, doing the first three miles with a headlamp is pretty easy. Rock hopping across the river is probably best done with some sunlight unless you and your wife are...
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    That's a good day still Lisa. If the summits are...

    That's a good day still Lisa. If the summits are socked in and windy, then I'd skip Hight as the descent is fairly steep versus the easier trail directly to Zeta Pass. (if it's clear, it is a must...
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    I've done it a couple of times and have used the...

    I've done it a couple of times and have used the old road into the back of Camp Dodge which leaves a very short roadwalk back to the 19M trailhead. Cowboy Brook is another bushwhack following the...
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    My Asolo Pinnacle's were made in Croatia. I do...

    My Asolo Pinnacle's were made in Croatia. I do have a very heavy pair of EMS boots, probably 10 years old, insulated heavy leather crampon compatible, almost as stiff and as heavy as my plastics and...
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    Mine were on Clearance in 1995 as they...

    Mine were on Clearance in 1995 as they discontinued the boot under that name, rebranded with number series. (520's, 357's) I bought a pair of EMS's knock off of the 357's and had some issues with...
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    We considered bowling while in Lake Placid at...

    We considered bowling while in Lake Placid at Bowlwinkles but passed.

    If you'd take bowling alley pizza over gorp, you're doing gorp wrong. (Latest batch, started with swiss mix from stores,...
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    Interesting, wore my 20 year old Pinnacle's last...

    Interesting, wore my 20 year old Pinnacle's last week on an ADK hike and they were fine. (I think these evolved into the 520's and them 535's)

    I did break one of the original 20 year old laces...
  19. Goodenow from Rt. 28N and Hanging Falls Spear trail just to Lake Jenny - 8/16

    Date of Hike: 8/16

    Trail Conditions: After Wednesday's rain, and scattered showers on other days, some mud but not too bad considering. Crossings are all small and easy, really not worth...
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    Big Crow from Crow Clearing - 8/15/2014

    Date of Hike: 8/15

    Trail Conditions: After Wednesday's rain, some mud but not too bad considering. Water crossings are all small and easy.

    Special Equipment Required: wind wear and an extra...
  21. Noonmark Mt. From Route 73, Dix Trail & Felix A. - 8/14/2014

    Date of Hike: 8/14

    Trail Conditions: After Wednesday's rain, some mud but not too bad considering. Brook crossing at trail junction in the col was high but manageable.

    Special Equipment...
  22. Big Slide from the Garden, over Yard and the Brothers 8/11 - 8/12

    Date of Hike: 8/11/and 8/12

    Trail Conditions: Please enter, some mud as one would expect in the Adirondacks but not too bad. Cool temps for mid-August. Water crossings manageable. Alternate...
  23. Big Slide from the Garden, over Yard and the Brothers 8/11 - 8/12

    Date of Hike: 8/11/and 8/12

    Trail Conditions: Please enter, some mud as one would expect in the Adirondacks but not too bad. Cool temps for mid-August. Water crossings manageable. Alternate...
  24. Edmands Path, Ike Loop, C-Path, Webster Cliff, Mizpah C-O - Eisenhower & Pierce 8/4

    Date of Hike: August 4th, 2014

    Trail Conditions: Trails in good shape, Edmands is one of my favorites. a little bit of water here and there but to be expected due to scattered showers.
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  25. Thread: Greetings!

    by Mike P.
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    Welcome to the CT Chapter of VFTT. (Okay there...

    Welcome to the CT Chapter of VFTT. (Okay there is no CT Chapter)

    You'll want to pick up some winter gear, things like snowshoes and some type of traction. Just back from a Monday trip to the...
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