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    That's about a B+ Tim. There was rec backcountry...

    That's about a B+ Tim. There was rec backcountry and rec.climbing way back and the climbers were even more snarky. (then again, some had done some serious stuff, AK, South American Volcanos, etc. ...
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    Peaked is a great almost 3K peak. Getting to the...

    Peaked is a great almost 3K peak. Getting to the pond at the base of the cone is pretty easy. The trip up from the pond is pretty short but steep in places. As other's mentioned, the read is...
  3. New London County trail updates - Oswegatchie, Rocky Neck & Day Pond

    The last two days, I've been to the three name hiking destinations - State Parks in New London County

    Day Pond North & South Loop, Rocky Neck, Red Loop with Yellow spur to overlook of LIS,...
  4. More of an issue for people living near by then...

    More of an issue for people living near by then what we see in the distance. While they seem quiet, they do make a low frequency humming sound that would be annoying if you constantly hear it. I...
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    Nice to see you back here Mongoose, loved your...

    Nice to see you back here Mongoose, loved your pictures back in the old days.
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    When the gels first came out in the 90's I tried...

    When the gels first came out in the 90's I tried them on my first Huntington Ravine trip. Quick and easy, very much like frosting and was like Chinese food, after 20 minutes, I needed more. My...
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    Nice pictures Ten Peaks

    Nice pictures Ten Peaks
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    Peaked Mt. From 13th Lake.

    Date of Hike: 8/20/2015

    Trail Conditions: dry and easy until you get to Peaked Mt Pond, shortly after leaving the pond, the trail gets very steep until the top.

    Special Equipment Required:...
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    Moxham Mt. from 14th Road

    Date of Hike: 8/19/2015

    Trail Conditions: dry even the brook crossings were almost dry.

    Special Equipment Required: none needed today.

    Comments: The 2.7 mile trail (each way)has been...
  10. Santanoni Direct to Santanoni, Couchsachraga & Panther

    Date of Hike: 8/18/2015

    Trail Conditions: dry and narrow, for a bushwhack it was pretty easy to follow. Hardest part of the bushwhack was low on the Santanoni Direct when the trail crosses a muddy...
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    Hurricane from Route 9N

    Date of Hike: 8/17/2015

    Trail Conditions: dry and the new re-routed trail avoids the steepest spots and now has a couple of great viewpoints

    Special Equipment Required: none needed today.

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    Did you go? Were you concerned about crossings...

    Did you go? Were you concerned about crossings or actually getting wet? How do your shoes fit? a bad toe in boots that allow your toes to hit the front of the boot may be worse. I was on...
  13. Devil's Path & Pecoy Notch Trail - Indian Head, Twin Mt.

    Date of Hike: 08/15/2015

    Trail Conditions: Dry, no bugs of consequence

    Special Equipment Required: None

    Comments: rode my bike 2.8 miles from the Pecoy Notch trailhead to Prediger Road, a...
  14. Ammonoosuc Ravine, Monroe Loop, Crawford Path, Gulfside, Jewell - Monroe & Washington

    Date of Hike: 8/13/2015

    Trail Conditions: Trails damp but not extraordinarily slippery. Shortly above Gem pool, most of the day was socked in. By the time I was down you could see LOC Hut and...
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    Bald Peak (Artist Bluff summit)

    Trail and Mountain names should go in the thread TITLE

    Date of Hike: 08/12/2015

    Trail Conditions: Damp with the prior night's rain. My friend Garry had been bicycling riding in the notch and...
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    Gorge Brook Trail - Moosilauke

    Date of Hike: 08/12/2015

    Trail Conditions: Damp as it had been raining overnight the prior night. Curious if the Wales- Carter re-route of the Gorge Brook trail is any longer than what the 29th...
  17. Thread: Pack weight

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    Depends on location. This week I was in the...

    Depends on location. This week I was in the Whites on Moosilauke and the Presidentials so I had extra gear I did not need although people who don't run as warm as I do may have wanted an extra...
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    Very sad indeed. Water was pretty high, for...

    Very sad indeed. Water was pretty high, for August, even on Thursday.
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    And staying cynical but on task? So using the...

    And staying cynical but on task? So using the National Forest and spending money at NH business we want to have an additional fee on the tourist?

    Who will buy it? Now I went up Ammo & down...
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    Probably neither in the Smokies either, although...

    Probably neither in the Smokies either, although I went up a different route to Leconte. How did they arrive at the Hunt and not the Helon Taylor & Knife Edge with a return down Cathedral so you...
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    August 1, 2015 update - same trails, a little later in the afternoon.

    Slightly warmer than 6/7, started about 45 minutes later and finished 45 minutes later. Low's at night expected to in lower 50's in the Greylock area.
  22. I see more ADK patches but still don't see many...

    I see more ADK patches but still don't see many on the trails.

    Lying about is actually worse if you hang out in hostels and pubs in the middle of nowhere. If you do a few and then try and lie,...
  23. East Pond Trail, Tripoli Road, Mt. Tecumseh Trail - East Pond & Mt. Tecumseh

    Date of Hike: 08 - 05 - 2015

    Trail Conditions: Fairly dry, several small brooks on the East Pond Trail up from the Kanc were easy to cross, Some trees just required a tint bit of bending down,...
  24. Cachet with whom? Most of the people you run...

    Cachet with whom? Most of the people you run into think your crazy. (The NH & New England patches adorn my dresser, If I'm on a list, I never see it) When I'm with other hikers at lodges, summits,...
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    I don't put more than 30% on kids. If they bug...

    I don't put more than 30% on kids. If they bug me enough, I'll use the 100 (98+%)

    Question for any bald hikers, do the bugs bother you as much? How about people wearing baseball hats.

    Hts are...
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