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    Just to be clear, Al did not fall; GS fell. But,...

    Just to be clear, Al did not fall; GS fell. But, Al was prepared to spend the the night with GS on the slide if it had become necessary.

    I noted above that there are so many other stories. I am...
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    Thanks for starting this thread, Cath. I have...

    Thanks for starting this thread, Cath.

    I have not posted here since Tropical Storm Irene when I got into a flame war with other posters when I defended TV broadcast meteorologists for warning...
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    Ok, another one, Bonatti's last interview in...

    Ok, another one, Bonatti's last interview in summer 2010 (I could not resist :) ):

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2010/jun/30/walter-bonatti-mountain-climber?intcmp=239
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    Walter Bonatti passing

    http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP16/newswire-bonatti

    I was planning to take a prolonged hiatus from posting on VftT, but I could not resist adding something relevant to this thread. I felt fortunate...
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    Agreed. There has been a temporary bridge on...

    Agreed. There has been a temporary bridge on Totten Pond Road across Rt 95/128 in Waltham, Mass., for years, and it probably will be there for many more years as construction of a permanent bridge...
  6. Nice shots, John; thanks for posting.

    Nice shots, John; thanks for posting.
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    Same for the Whites, I think (see other threads;...

    Same for the Whites, I think (see other threads; too bad that there are so many threads on this topic).
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    Thanks for fine report, Perch. I had planned to...

    Thanks for fine report, Perch. I had planned to recline the upper Dry River Trail to reach the summit of Monroe by noon on Sept 11th, but I may need to reconsider that plan based on your photos and...
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    On Quandary Peak (Colorado 14er) this morning,...

    On Quandary Peak (Colorado 14er) this morning, others were speculating whether one could hike the nearby Democrat-Cameron-Lincoln-Bross circuit in one day, to which I replied yes, I followed a guy...
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    Thanks for the updates while I swelter in...

    Thanks for the updates while I swelter in Colorado. In some respects I am relieved that scientists and government officials proved so many of you wrong.
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    Poll: Definitely useful for cleaning sticks from water...

    Definitely useful for cleaning sticks from water bars: shot, save, shot, save, shot, scorrrrre! Sometimes it is fun to dangle and flip a stick off the trail using a backhand.

    Began using ski...
  12. Hmmm, so two Vermont vehicles with that cool...

    Hmmm, so two Vermont vehicles with that cool bumper sticker? I am not Eric and have not attended an AMC awards dinner in over a decade. But, I do enjoy hiking the Whites at night. :)
  13. Excellent reply. You have captured my views...

    Excellent reply. You have captured my views exactly.

    Great photos and report, Grouseking.
  14. Great effort, Darl. Very cool. :)

    Great effort, Darl. Very cool. :)
  15. Great trip report and wonderful photos. I really...

    Great trip report and wonderful photos. I really like night hiking in the Whites. Was that your white van with Vermont plates and bumper sticker "I Would Rather Be Doing a Presidential Traverse" or...
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    What I find interesting is the quantity and...

    What I find interesting is the quantity and variety of the replies to these threads. For example, the aggressive goat that gored a tourist to death in the Olympics has only two replies, whereas the...
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    Great report and photos, Ray. And, congrats for...

    Great report and photos, Ray. And, congrats for closing in on your NE100 list. I only have been on Boundary and its neighbors in the winter, so neat to see what Boundary looks like without snow (and...
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    Very thoughtful piece on NPR, which is why I...

    Very thoughtful piece on NPR, which is why I continue to support them. I am old enough to have known Albert Dow and I climbed with Mike Hartrick. I think that what Hugh Herr has done for amputees is...
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    A few years ago, if you shot and killed a polar...

    A few years ago, if you shot and killed a polar bear for any reason in Arctic Canada, even in self defense, you automatically paid a $10,000 fine to the Fish & Game warden in the nearest settlement,...
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    Yes, this scenario is very typical of antiquarian...

    Yes, this scenario is very typical of antiquarian books in general, as librarians are simply not interested in housing special collections unless a huge endowment is provided with the books from an...
  21. We will be on Monroe with flags, clarinet, etc.,...

    We will be on Monroe with flags, clarinet, etc., as usual, so may see you on our way up at Lakes.

    Usually the water system is the last thing to get shut down at a hut, so my guess is that water...
  22. What, you skipped some summits? Red lining rules...

    What, you skipped some summits? Red lining rules over the Grid? :)



    Was this H2H your first since near completion with "the old grey mare" a few years ago?



    The original H2H route...
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    $305 will be steal if it is good condition with...

    $305 will be steal if it is good condition with maps intact.
  24. Congrats, John et al.; well done, all. Here...

    Congrats, John et al.; well done, all.

    Here are two "new list" suggestions:

    1. WMG red-lining in winter (more feasible than Amicus's red-lining 12 months)

    2. WMG red-lining in opposite...
  25. Dennis, If you "hope it stays this way," why are...

    Dennis, If you "hope it stays this way," why are you posting here. The USFS closed this trail for very good reasons. Hiking it in winter far less erosive on the upper part.
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