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    I took the detour off the King Ravine Trail to...

    I took the detour off the King Ravine Trail to visit the Ice Caves on July 15th.
    Never thought or cared to do a comparison, but the ice looked about the same 4 weeks ago as it did in my previous two...
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    Hi TwinMom+1, Were you on Mt Eisenhower on...

    Hi TwinMom+1,
    Were you on Mt Eisenhower on Sunday July 17th?
    If so, I was the guy who used your camera to take a picture of you and your boys as you were packing up to leave.
    It was nice to meet...
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    Grand Canyon ... Rim to River to Rim

    April 2021

    Took the 6am Hiker's Express shuttle to the trailhead of the South Kaibab Trail, went down to the Colorado River and to Phantom Ranch, and then returned to the rim via the Bright Angel...
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    For those of you who might've missed the...

    For those of you who might've missed the not-so-subtle reference, TJsName just called maineguy a white supremacist.
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    With apologies to the evil Dr. S. I do not...

    With apologies to the evil Dr. S.


    I do not like redlining and ham
    I do not like them, "---" I am

    I do not like them when I smoke
    I do not like them when they're spoke
    Especially when I'm...
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    Smugmug. Seven bucks per month. Easy to use and...

    Smugmug. Seven bucks per month. Easy to use and customize. No pop ups or banner ads. No BS. Great customer service, although it's rarely been needed.
    Amazed that anyone still does facebook or...
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    Franconia Bike Path, about a half mile north of...

    Franconia Bike Path, about a half mile north of Flume visitors center. Friday August 7th.
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    Advice on 13k'ers and 14k'ers in Colorado

    Heading to the Rocky Mountain National Park area in August.
    Looking for advice on your favorite 2-3 hikes you've done out there.
    I'd like to summit a 13k'er or 14k'er if possible, but that's not...
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    Wrist watch for hiking

    Anyone have a fancy wrist watch for hiking?
    One that has GPS maybe, altimeter, steps, etc.
    What brand, model, first-hand pros and cons?
    Thanks.
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    Lots of good advice above about the camera...

    Lots of good advice above about the camera itself. But another thing to keep in mind is manual dexterity. In the warmer months this is usually not an issue. But in the extreme cold, you might have...
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    Hi Joe, cool shot. Where exactly did you take...

    Hi Joe, cool shot. Where exactly did you take your shot?
    Mine is from just north of Yellowstone.
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    In a total ripoff of a famous song, the AMC could...

    In a total ripoff of a famous song, the AMC could make a Village People sort of video whereby three people act out the A-M-C letters.
    That would help people understand the logo as well as satisfy...
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    That's quite a sense of entitlement you've got...

    That's quite a sense of entitlement you've got there. Keep in mind one key fact about those wealthy, chunky people who only walked 1.5 miles to the hut to gorge on all that food: they paid for it,...
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    I agree, her story is bogus. Look at her...

    I agree, her story is bogus. Look at her feet....looks like she just got a pedicure.

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    Mt Clay. Regardless of which of the two Clay...

    Mt Clay. Regardless of which of the two Clay bumps I'm on, the other one is higher. Same goes for South Twin.
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    I must have missed it too. I hadn’t heard of this...

    I must have missed it too. I hadn’t heard of this Bales story. Thanks for posting it..
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    Backpacking trip to Heart Lake in Yellowstone...

    Backpacking trip to Heart Lake in Yellowstone National Park.
    A brief break in the weather after a brutal electrical storm.
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  18. On the way to the summit, the winds on Ball Crag...

    On the way to the summit, the winds on Ball Crag were stronger than those current summit winds, so I'd guess between 55-60 mph on Ball Crag is the strongest winds I've hiked in.
    As to your question...
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    The Blue Hour

    There aren't enough photos here anymore. Let's change that.

    Post your favorite dawn or dusk hiking photo.


    Hanging out on Mt Clay at about 4:30am
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  20. Jonathan, I think if you stick with it and keep...

    Jonathan, I think if you stick with it and keep practicing, you'll eventually get the hang of this photography thing.
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    Based the slope of the terrain, your itinerary,...

    Based the slope of the terrain, your itinerary, and the shadows (meaning angle of sun in autumn), my guess is near North Lafayette.
  22. Great report. You described it just as I...

    Great report. You described it just as I remember it from three years ago.
    Glad you got the permit for the cables. My biceps were toast when I got to the top
    of the cables due to going as fast as...
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    I parked at Gale River Trail lot this past...

    I parked at Gale River Trail lot this past Saturday and did not pay. I walked around the lot and the info kiosk, and I couldn't find any pay tube or pay signs or envelopes. Then again, I'm not too...
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    Nope, not true. I drive 45 MPH through there, as...

    Nope, not true. I drive 45 MPH through there, as do the dozen cars fortunate enough to be stuck behind me at that time. And when the road converts back to two lanes each way, I move over so those...
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    Best hikes in the Berkshires

    What are your favorite hikes that you've done in the Berkshires?
    Two main types I'm looking for:
    1) Best hikes for a 5-year-old. Looking for rivers/streams, some moderate ups and downs, and some...
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