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    Here’s my story: April 2021 I had a TKR, as...

    Here’s my story:
    April 2021 I had a TKR, as bone-on-bone was horrible. Found an excellent surgeon who listened to me describe my hiking goals: to complete the 67 Four Thousand Footers in New...
  2. fascinating! thanks for the share.

    fascinating! thanks for the share.
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    Ore Hill Shelter

    i know ore hill shelter burned down, but what are the options now? tenting still okay?
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    i have a kindle, take it w/ me whenever i travel,...

    i have a kindle, take it w/ me whenever i travel, extended backpack trips included. i enjoy having reading material, so an ereader is how i can bring along all my reading material. i use the...
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    ossipee range

    this is really neat. i spent many summers at a girls' camp on Bear Island where we had fantastic views of the ossipee range.

    wonder if these trails can be done as a multi-day backpack, do you...
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    dr. d., thanks for the post and for your...

    dr. d., thanks for the post and for your encouragement. i hope to have very good info. to share w/ VFTT.

    d.
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    i am aware of this, and it concerns me, as i will...

    i am aware of this, and it concerns me, as i will be hiking/canoeing in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) this June. i am hiking from the headwaters of the jago river to kaktovik, an inuit...
  8. day hikes in Budapest, Hungary

    Anyone know of any hiking in Budapest, Hungary? I'll be there w/ my husband in mid-March, and we'd love to do some hiking.

    So, I'm looking for any advice/anyone w/ experience in this area?
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  9. WVA hikes

    thanks so much for posting this trip report! i grew up in new england, learning to hike in NH, VT, ME. now i live in maryland and sorely miss new england. i completed the NH 48's, via many...
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    If the Barlett, NH area, this is a nice place,...

    If the Barlett, NH area, this is a nice place, always quiet when we've been there. Cabins clean, owners friendly. Lots of good hiking up Rt. 302 and off the Kanc. or up Rt. 16.
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    Isolation was my 48th. Hiked it w/ my husband,...

    Isolation was my 48th. Hiked it w/ my husband, my all-time favorite hiking partner. At the summit, we tried to make a video w/ my camera w/ me using sign language to describe what I was feeling (we...
  12. Thread: Mt. Isolation

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    Mt. Isolation

    My hiking group (AMC chapter in Wash., DC) will be hiking Mt. Isolation near the end of August. My questions are: what's the condition of Jerico Rd.? Is it easy to spot off of Rt. 302?

    Next...
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    two of my packs don't have "official"...

    two of my packs don't have "official" compartments for hydration systems. for those packs, i make sure to place my bladder in a waterproof bag--i usually the plastic sleeves i save from the...
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    driving from maryland to attend the FTFC awards. ...

    driving from maryland to attend the FTFC awards. i finished my 48 aug. 2006.

    dottie
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    feedback very helpful,

    thanks for the suggestions, it's making planning easier & fun! i'm still waiting to receive the 4 guidebooks i bought online.

    since we'll be camping for 2 weeks, wonder how it would be to stay a...
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    ADK campgrounds?

    glad to have this NY/ADK forum. . .i have some questions:

    this august, my husband and i will travel to the ADKs, all new to us. i'd like to hike mt. marcy & some other 4ks (i recently finished...
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    car camping in the high peaks

    glad this NY section has been added, i have some ADK questions. . .this august my husband & i plan to hike & canoe in the ADK's--all new to us. i'd like to hike mt. marcy and some other 4k's...
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    2007 BTS hike

    any website info for this brain tumor society? any date set for this hike? i'm interested in joining others for this hike, as well as raising some money (i survived a brain tumor in 1994).

    dottie
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    Poll: poles

    I've been hiking since age 8, still hiking past age 50 :) . My husband & I first saw someone hiking w/ poles while hiking Saddleback about 10 years ago, and that guy was hiking really fast. Next...
  20. Thread: coffee

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    check AMC

    check AMC boards, this was heavily discussed.

    http://appalachia.outdoors.org/bbs/searchresults.cfm?requesttimeout=500

    dottie--I am a coffee-snob, and when I backpack, I use those Folger's...
  21. Thread: Snake ID ?

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    I forwarded this snake pic to Paul Foffonof who...

    I forwarded this snake pic to Paul Foffonof who leads many AMC backpacking trips in the DC area where we see a lot of snakes (yuck!); Paul is a scientist w/ the Smithosonian. He says it is a...
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    I also swim several times a week, pretty strong. ...

    I also swim several times a week, pretty strong. But now I don't have the rotation from my left hip & leg that I should have, makes my kick very weak if anything at all. And I can't do flip turns,...
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    sacral-iliac joint (joins spine to hip).

    i injured my leg while running 9/23, very painful that day and next. i'm seeing a phys. therapist now which is helping.

    anyone have experience w/ this kind of injury? how long were out of...
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    Keep Carter Self-Serving

    For whatever it's worth, I am of the opinion that at least one of the huts remain self-serving. I've stayed at several huts, enjoying the first experience the most and going downhill from there. ...
  25. Thread: 48's completed!

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    details. . .

    I only discovered the List in 1999 after taking Maryland friends up Lafayette as a fall hike. I had hiked many peaks while growing up in Mass. & NH but never kept count. When I realized a List...
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