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  1. 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.
  4. 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...
  6. 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. ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Thread: Kid backpacks?

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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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    Thank you for weighing in with your first hand...

    Thank you for weighing in with your first hand experience.
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    Thanks Chris for the link, it was an interesting...

    Thanks Chris for the link, it was an interesting read. Nice to see Tim named in the article. It will be interesting to see how trail running sport matures as more people do it. While a single of a...
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    The smaller bag goes one on each side with the...

    The smaller bag goes one on each side with the compression straps which have a buckle. The larger pack does not have buckles for the compression straps so I've used bungees through the daisy chain...
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    Trail running in general, and it's winter...

    Trail running in general, and it's winter equivalent, snowshoe running, (they do races with people running using the smaller snowshoes), is risky, but being on the trails carry some risk, regardless...
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    mmmm, I smell a road tip to EMS....

    mmmm, I smell a road tip to EMS....
  17. Day Pond North and South Loops - 2/27/2015

    Date of Hike: 2-27-2015

    Trail Conditions: packed snowshoe trail, north has some footprints in it, none too deep, maybe 6-10 inches tops. South Loop is better packed and the road look to be in...
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    Are the CT selling snowshoes? Heard Albany was...

    Are the CT selling snowshoes? Heard Albany was selling snowshoes & my MSR's are getting a bit dated. I may have to plan a trip to one of my local stores. (Waterford and Manchester about equidistant)
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    Let us know what you find. It does get a fair...

    Let us know what you find. It does get a fair amount of use (starting from Beaver Brook) as a short but steep way to get to ST. It's also not uncommon for the Spur between NT and ST to fill I...
  20. How much ski terrain is out there that requires a...

    How much ski terrain is out there that requires a helicopter to reach it. (getting to Saddleback for many people might require a helicopter which is why it's never been able to expand like...
  21. Monadnock Sunapee Trail and Mt Pitcher Loop

    Date of Hike: 02/22/2015

    Trail Conditions: Like many parts of New England, well covered in snow. Seven of us re-broke the trail that had been well drifted. We wandered a bit through the...
  22. Were the CT Wood turtles disappearance solely due...

    Were the CT Wood turtles disappearance solely due to impact from hikers or some other stress in their ecosystem? As more invasive species are introduced in environments. saying people just being...
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    Thanks Doug Paul and Sierra

    Thanks Doug Paul and Sierra
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    Sounds like I'm glad I am not on facebook. VFTT...

    Sounds like I'm glad I am not on facebook. VFTT and the ADK High Peaks Forum is about as social as I get online.
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    It may have been me, with people I don't know,...

    It may have been me, with people I don't know, I'm curious on why they missed the summits and what they thought of that trip. I know I usually think I've learned more about myself and the group I'm...
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