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  1. It comes out maybe 1/3 of a mile from the summer...

    It comes out maybe 1/3 of a mile from the summer trailhead. I recall it being a bit of a walk.
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    I'm not a sledder or glissader typically,...

    I'm not a sledder or glissader typically, However, I've enjoyed glissading down the Avalon trail. Fairly steep but never feeling out of control. Liberty Springs probably requires a sled, not quite...
  3. 422 miles each way from the Manchester/ Vernon CT...

    422 miles each way from the Manchester/ Vernon CT town line to Baxter State Park. Round Trip travel and hiking was 22 hours. Left the health Club I played VB at 11:00 PM and returned to that club...
  4. Thread: Hiking Pants

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    I've been hiking in summer weight pants all year...

    I've been hiking in summer weight pants all year round. With long underwear in the winter, I also have a couple of pair of 1997 vintage EMS lined pants. I can attest to ski pants either bigger...
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    As others said, Jewell, Micro's, Ammo likely full...

    As others said, Jewell, Micro's, Ammo likely full crampons although you'll see many in Micro's. I'm another soloist & I have G-12's. If I was just bringing one pair, I'd bring the crampons.
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    I'd also consider doing it when there is a lot of...

    I'd also consider doing it when there is a lot of snow. (Did in Feb several years ago and also a mid-April trip when there was some snow but in April, just went back down to Zeta pass) If found the...
  7. Depends on if you ski or not. If you don't ski,...

    Depends on if you ski or not. If you don't ski, I would look at Hale as a choice as the road walk is easy when not icy. Sawyer River Road would be a decent choice too. (A few years ago it was...
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    5420 Nicholas and Kristina on Noonmark

    5420 Nicholas and Kristina on Noonmark
  9. Moxham Mt. by Moxham Mt. trail - 11/28/2015

    Date of Hike: 11/28/2015

    Trail Conditions: Damp with wet leaves, light mud in spots, water crossings were easily hopped. couple of downed trees, one in the second brook crossing were easily...
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    Lot's of details missing & I'd love to know more....

    Lot's of details missing & I'd love to know more. Where was his car? Planning, as we sit here, all smarter, (now) what did he have for a plan? Car spot or did he not know the Cog would bring in on...
  11. I'd recommend the Race, Everett part of the trip....

    I'd recommend the Race, Everett part of the trip. The whole Riga Plateau section of the AT between Lion's Head (near Rt. 41 in CT) and Jug End, (near MA 41 across the border) is good. as mentioned,...
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    Did do Mitchell, & Craig, in October 1996 and it...

    Did do Mitchell, & Craig, in October 1996 and it was indeed very pretty. TN was in July and with the Haze, GSMNP did live up to it's name...
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    Did Ammo in November one year as a pre-trip, icy...

    Did Ammo in November one year as a pre-trip, icy but not too bad. Did Monroe one year and Washington another year in late February or early March without incident. While steep, I never got the...
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    As others said, it's weather dependent. Winter...

    As others said, it's weather dependent. Winter Lion's Head is protected from the wind and has minimal Avy danger and they watch it. They did have a large avalanche high up on the cone last year.
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  15. Does it matter why people are out, hence the...

    Does it matter why people are out, hence the phrase, hike your own hike? Wondering if list hikers are out there for the right reason might be the same as wondering if the runners or the record...
  16. Thread: Mtnpa RIP

    by Mike P.
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    Very sad indeed, never forgotten.

    Very sad indeed, never forgotten.
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    May see "Walk" because my wife wants to. Can't...

    May see "Walk" because my wife wants to. Can't decide if I am going to see Everest or not. The special effects of the storm make me feel like they will go way overboard. This wasn't the Blizzard...
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    On the Willey Range Sunday and water levels were...

    On the Willey Range Sunday and water levels were quite low. The last brook crossing on the A-Z on the way up to Tom was dry enough a couple looked like they were thinking it might have been the...
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    I believe the last maintenance on the road was...

    I believe the last maintenance on the road was the mid-late 1990's. I recall on my first trip in a rental car I could only cross the first two small bridges. (I got to walk up the Sugarloaf ski...
  20. Tom, Field & Willey - Avalon, AZ, Tom Spur, Willey Range & Avalon trails - 9/6/2015

    Date of Hike: Sunday Sept. 6, 2015

    Trail Conditions: dry, even the first brook crossing was barely a trickle one of the ones on Tom were dry enough a couple was wondering if the brook bed was...
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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...
  23. 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,...
  24. 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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