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    providing you don't ride a lift, tow cable,...

    providing you don't ride a lift, tow cable, gondola, etc, snowshoeing up and skiing down is fine. Butt sliding is a form of glissading. Initially people started bringing things uphill to not just...
  2. I was thinking Stephanie needs a BF who reads his...

    I was thinking Stephanie needs a BF who reads his WMG and decides to try a romantic hike to a cabin or has gear for winter hiking, aka, a four season tent.
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    5113 This was late February a couple of years...

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    This was late February a couple of years ago.
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    My several winter trips on Pierce never had as...

    My several winter trips on Pierce never had as much snow as Joe's shot. Mostly rocky and icy with some drifts here and there. I'd say it's covered almost to the top. so you get a whiff or being...
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    Depends on what your friends are more...

    Depends on what your friends are more comfortable, distance or terrain. Some beginners may be happy with high mileage but low elevation gain and low tolerance for steep sections like on Cannon. ...
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    I'm wearing heavy leathers for NH and ADK trips...

    I'm wearing heavy leathers for NH and ADK trips this time of year, depending on where I'd go, either micro's or also the full crampons. In CT, lighter leather or trail shoes and watching the weather...
  7. An X marking the spot works for a treasure map...

    An X marking the spot works for a treasure map but, how stupid can you be! Did he switch his FB profile to single before they left too?
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    This time of year, some of the access roads are...

    This time of year, some of the access roads are close. The LT/AT Stratton and Stratton Pond loop would be a one night trip but you'll likely have a road walk. You can do a day hike loop over...
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    Poll: Is most of the State of NH and Fish & Game web...

    Is most of the State of NH and Fish & Game web traffic from VFTT members or newer hikers. I know I only go the site if there is a link to a rescue or comments about one. For New England info, I'm...
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    We stayed in LOC and Madison and the only two my...

    We stayed in LOC and Madison and the only two my 53 (at the time, now my age) year old Mom hit was Pierce & Madison because we were going from Madison Hut to Pinkham on the last day & she wanted to...
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    My preference is a wind-bloc (Soft-shell, late...

    My preference is a wind-bloc (Soft-shell, late 90's Windstopper) vest. Since arms may be colder, fingers tend not to be as warm but plenty of gloves & mittens.
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    Poll: Will be watching the upcoming season to see how...

    Will be watching the upcoming season to see how the rescues of 2015 go. (Ok, that' really not any different, but the coverage in the press will have another detail)
  13. At one point the McD in Gorham was opening at...

    At one point the McD in Gorham was opening at 5:00 for breakfast, about the earliest dining out option in the area. (No Denny's)
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    In the winter, there typically is a pretty easy...

    In the winter, there typically is a pretty easy bushwhack that develops as the late fall, early winter hikers don't trust the still forming ice or want a 32 degree bath.

    I'd say it's a little...
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    Look good, I think I'll order a couple of pair. ...

    Look good, I think I'll order a couple of pair. Had less then great experience the couple of times I've worn goggles due to fogging up. Have glacier glasses & wrap sunglasses for extreme brightness...
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    That would depend on one's ability and agilty. ...

    That would depend on one's ability and agilty. One man's ladder is another man's stairs. (or a woman's stairs as many of the female hikers I know have better balance than me.) The shape of the...
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    They weren't wild tigers and Roy was a...

    They weren't wild tigers and Roy was a professional..... (another event occurring on my birthday.....:rolleyes:)

    Better Doug than me.
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    Thank you Stan for the fond walk down memory lane.

    Thank you Stan for the fond walk down memory lane.
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    I suspect the contractor, hopefully insured, or...

    I suspect the contractor, hopefully insured, or the AMC will have a fine to pay and if possible restore the habitat.

    Curious why they were building a dam after so many efforts have been made to...
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    Can any of the winter 46'ers comment on how well...

    Can any of the winter 46'ers comment on how well traveled the more remote peaks are? NH has the Bonds, Isolation and Owl's Head. The first three have trails, some have bushwhacked off them while...
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    I used it for putting together a Lonesome Lake,...

    I used it for putting together a Lonesome Lake, KRT trip & for a Franconia Ridge traverse and there was one short steep part between Cannon & Lonesome but it's not bad. Other's have answered the...
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    "In my experience, on a viewless day, the view is...

    "In my experience, on a viewless day, the view is similar regardless of the peak that you are on. That said, as they say, no two clouds are alike. "

    Macomb s great views up high but I had on my...
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    From the Loj, Street and Nye. Street has a vie...

    From the Loj, Street and Nye. Street has a vie in an opening through the trees. You don't want to do it after a lot of rain though as the first crossing can be hard when high.

    From the Garden,...
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    A poodle fell into a pit? :D

    A poodle fell into a pit? :D
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    - If hiking in winter, double up on the light...

    - If hiking in winter, double up on the light stuff, hats, gloves, headlamps and food.
    - I'd add October to the unpredictable weather, by November, you can expect it to be cold, in October, it can...
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