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    There are several excellent hikes in Turkey Run...

    There are several excellent hikes in Turkey Run State Park and Shades State Park in Indiana. In particular, Devil's Backbone in Shades SP.
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    Wyoming '10 At first we was all like...

    Wyoming '10

    At first we was all like "Whatever"
    http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/32040_10150203319250454_793720453_12690753_8311899_n.jpg

    Then the sun started to come up and snow...
  3. Thread: Trail Tools

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    I like 3/4 axes in general. 2 1/4 lb head and a...

    I like 3/4 axes in general. 2 1/4 lb head and a 28" handle. Get a head and hang it yourself. They're light but you can get a lot more power out of the 3/4 than you can with a kindling axe or...
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    Dear god. Honestly, if your snowshoes are...

    Dear god.

    Honestly, if your snowshoes are functional, then they should prevent you from falling, slipping, or sliding in a posthole. Postholes are caused by someone barebooting in soft snow. ...
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    Carter Dome 3/26

    I had been eying Carter Dome since my trip over the Wildcats in February. I found a partner in (soon to be) Myxomatosis. After some email exchanges and one cancellation due to illness, we settled...
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    Highway Driving

    To whoever it was on NH 101 today, I was the guy in the blue Prius. Love the license plate!
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    I was at Wildcat a few weeks ago (TR if I get...

    I was at Wildcat a few weeks ago (TR if I get around to it) and nobody gave us a second look when 9 of us rolled in from the Wildcat Ridge Trail. Granted, we skied/snowboarded down.
  8. Thread: VT Ice

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    Thanks Leaf!

    Thanks Leaf!
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    VT Ice

    What are the conditions in Smuggler's Notch?

    I'm gonna be out there next week and I'm wondering if I could solo Easy Gully...
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    How many of you guys use insulated pants in the...

    How many of you guys use insulated pants in the winter?

    If I'm not using the softshells, I go with my MH Defiant pants and a pair of Capline 2 bottoms. I haven't had any problems with my legs...
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    Open plans 3/11-3/27. Partners?

    I'm going to be staying on campus for spring break, so naturally I'm hoping to find a way to get off campus. Other than going to VT around the 18th/19th, I'm pretty much free. Anybody want to do...
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    I've got a pair of REI hybrids. They've got...

    I've got a pair of REI hybrids. They've got softshell at the calf and the thigh and hardshell shins, knees, and seat. There's a slash zip that runs from the hip to the knee for venting, but they...
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    :o My bad. I thought 21 hours sounded pretty...

    :o My bad. I thought 21 hours sounded pretty darn slow...
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    A quick search got me to this site...

    A quick search got me to this site which lists the Mahoosuc Traverse record at 20:55.
  15. Thread: Ice tools

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    I've gotten to swing X Monsters a few times at...

    I've gotten to swing X Monsters a few times at gear stores. They feel wicked.

    There was a really good product video linked in one of the MEC reviews
    X Monster Video with a couple pointers on...
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    Thanks Nartreb! I'm really looking at Gothics as...

    Thanks Nartreb! I'm really looking at Gothics as the technical high point of the season (Katahdin would be the biggest expedition).
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    We know that because the OP mentioned Gothics...

    We know that because the OP mentioned Gothics North Face specifically. As far as crampons go, I got a pair of Grivel F2's last winter and have occasional access to step in Sabretooths.

    Doug,...
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    Ice tools

    I'm planning some trips to the high peaks of the Adirondacks and White Mountains this winter and have found that I'm gonna need ice tools. I already own a non-technical axe that's served me well on...
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    When I started spending time in the backcountry, I used Iodine. About 2 years ago though, my brothers and I caught our dad at a weak moment and convinced him to buy a Steripen. We haven't looked...
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    +1 Use the AT when you can. The exception to...

    +1

    Use the AT when you can. The exception to this would be Saddleback. If you park at the ski area, you shave off about 3 miles of hiking and you have access to potable water.
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    With two cars, you have a lot of options. If...

    With two cars, you have a lot of options. If you're not opposed to backpacking, you can do Saddleback, the Horn, Abraham, Spaulding, Sugarloaf, Redington, and the Crockers in 3 days. You start one...
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    How do people feel about the new format? I liked...

    How do people feel about the new format? I liked the old one better.
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    I got my little brother a Magellan eXplorist 200...

    I got my little brother a Magellan eXplorist 200 on sale for $30 at Sports Authority a couple days ago. It seems to do all the basic stuff. Check for clearance sales of last year's models.
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    I support the votes for Washburn. It's a fun...

    I support the votes for Washburn. It's a fun mountain. I was there a few years ago on a family trip (so no backpacking :() and had a blast.

    If you want to do any peaks with a guide, Exum...
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    :D I just had a vision of the little lemur...

    :D

    I just had a vision of the little lemur wearing a puffy, snow pants, and crampons and waving an ice axe and squeaking "I walk fast!" It just about killed me, funniest thing I've seen all...
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