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  1. Update for more snow free CT trails - as of 4/19- Day Pond, Gay City, Case Mt

    Date of Hike: Thru 4/19

    Trail Conditions: Snow free, all relatively dry except the typical wet spots on Gay City's Red trail and Rocky Neck's Blue trail as it descends to Four Mile River from the...
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    Thinking it's a couple of weeks slow, more late...

    Thinking it's a couple of weeks slow, more late March than late April. The long range even had some more snow for the higher elevations this week as of yesterday. There's been years where I was on...
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    The new story is more of a human interest story,...

    The new story is more of a human interest story, we've been through the what she did wrong bit.

    It's Bloomberg, it's a human interest piece about a trader in a financial periodical. Yes, we...
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    Very well written, next time we step out for a...

    Very well written, next time we step out for a trip, give your kids and love ones an extra hug.
  5. Can you provide some more details? IMO, the bugs...

    Can you provide some more details? IMO, the bugs of the whites pale in comparison to the ADK bug season, so don't mess with any DEET free stuff you may find in the grocery store. (Some people swear...
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    Pet Friendly places to stay

    I tried doing a search for pet friendly places to stay in the whites, for a friend, and was surprised at not finding a dedicated thread. (Or maybe I'm clueless on searching this site) I ended up...
  7. Planning to get there someday, especially since I...

    Planning to get there someday, especially since I broke my foot the last time. Need a better outcome to remember....
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    19 of the first 25 and 16 of the second 25. Many...

    19 of the first 25 and 16 of the second 25. Many of the 19 and the 16 multiple times. If you haven't been to Hunger & Stowe Pinnacle, you should go, not too hard either.
  9. Wachusett by Adminstration Road and the upper section of the auto road.

    Date of Hike: April 11, 2015

    Trail Conditions: They have plowed this approach to Wachusett's 2,006 Ft. Summit. The trails in most spots have a snow covering of a few inches , some spots beginning...
  10. More Snow free CT trails - Gay City, - Ruby Cohen - Colchester, update Rocky Neck +

    Dates of Hike: April 8, 9th & 11th

    Trail Conditions: Gay City Red/Orange loop virtually snow free, on Wednesday. What tiny bit was there was avoidable on wide trails, avoided second part of red...
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    Keep us updated on your recovery and re-entry...

    Keep us updated on your recovery and re-entry outdoors.

    Had I seen your post earlier, I'd have recommended making sure your PT was aware of your prior activities. Work with them and make a plan. ...
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    Me too. I've lost the trail before up high on...

    Me too. I've lost the trail before up high on the C-path having wandered to the right just before treeline. Knowing the map and area though, I knew I'd come out on the Webster Cliff trail as long...
  13. Wachusett Via Adminstration Rd. & the Auto Road

    Date of Hike: April 5, 2015

    Trail Conditions: They have plowed this approach to Wachusett's 2,006 Ft. Summit. The trails in most spots have a snow covering of a few inches to maybe a foot higher...
  14. Bluff Pt., Rocky Neck State Parks, Oswgatchie Hills Nature Preserve

    Date of Hike: April 3rd, April 4th

    Trail Conditions: Snow free, all relatively dry, a few spots in Rock Neck still wet.

    Special Equipment Required: As these areas are right along the...
  15. My thoughts echo Stash's and Dave's when it's...

    My thoughts echo Stash's and Dave's when it's quite cold I wear that compression device known as long underwear.

    Used to wear heavy boots all the time due to several ankle sprains and fractures...
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    Middlefield must be in a different CT than the...

    Middlefield must be in a different CT than the one I live in. Okay, the snow pack is thinner but my yard is still 98% white. Higher summits forecast for this weekend still has below zero wind chills...
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    Thanks for the link B, looks like a pretty...

    Thanks for the link B, looks like a pretty reasonable option.
  18. Thread: Sleepers

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    When I hit East Sleeper for the 100 (snow free...

    When I hit East Sleeper for the 100 (snow free several Junes ago), I went up Blueberry Ledge. The trip down and back up to Whiteface is very gradual, one of the easiest cols to get in and out of in...
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    Today was the first day we saw bare ground in our...

    Today was the first day we saw bare ground in our front yard that was not a tree well or that I shoveled. Inside of the snow banks, I'd say my yard is 99 44/100ths white. I was up in North Conway...
  20. Mt Potash - Downes Brook & Mt. Potash trails - 3/20

    Date of Hike: March 20th, 2015

    Trail Conditions: no meaningful blow downs, was two trees that you had to limbo under or around, not much bending unless you had your snowshoes high on your pack. ...
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    Willard from Highland Center - 3/19

    Date of Hike: 03/19/2015

    Trail Conditions: With Wednesday and Thursday's wind, a few parts around Centennial Pool had drifted in, even on this popular trail. Not as bad up high, some minor...
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    Tecumseh from Waterville Valley - 3/18

    Date of Hike: March 18th, 2015

    Trail Conditions: Ice at initial crossing did crack as 260 + hiker, pack included crossed it with snowshoes trying to avoid rocks. Easily crossed on rocks though. ...
  23. I agree, see if you can get it published, if not...

    I agree, see if you can get it published, if not in one of the climbing mags, then in something local. Only difference I see is that most of the climbing articles mention bad protection placement...
  24. Wallet and phone come with me in a zip-lock ...

    Wallet and phone come with me in a zip-lock sandwich bag and go in the same pockets they do every day. Car keys and house keys are on two rings, the house keys either get carried or put in a pack...
  25. Thread: Kid backpacks?

    by Mike P.
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    We used their book bags when they were school...

    We used their book bags when they were school age. Usually, on day hikes, they carry a fanny back with water, food and a jacket, while I'm still carrying extra stuff. I have warned my soon to be 12...
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