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  1. It is also fun to think of summiting North and...

    It is also fun to think of summiting North and South Hancock after J. E. Henry trains left and before the Kancamagus.
  2. What is your opinion of relying on a being able...

    What is your opinion of relying on a being able to start and sustain a fire in those conditions?

    I used to stop during my hikes in the forest and practice trying to establish and sustain a fire. ...
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    I wonder if the speck of white with the evergreen...

    I wonder if the speck of white with the evergreen band behind it in the first two photos is the big wash out along the Lincoln Woods trail from Irene. Also sent PM, thanks.
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    I applaud Mr. Presby for his commitment to good...

    I applaud Mr. Presby for his commitment to good housekeeping. I don't care if he was responsible for cleaning 10 years worth of debris or 150 years worth of debris. I don't care if he did it to...
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    Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to...

    Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to educate me.
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    Hi peakbagger, I apologize but I have no idea...

    Hi peakbagger,

    I apologize but I have no idea what you are trying to say here.

    ? rare because the structure is non-conforming ?

    I always appreciate your insights.
    Thanks.
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    Sorry I don't know pack weight; I hike to camp as...

    Sorry I don't know pack weight; I hike to camp as opposed to camping to hike.

    I agree that hiking up mountains with your pack is essential. I do not plan trips to the Whites until Monadnock via...
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    Green square for her! I approach every day...

    Green square for her!

    I approach every day hike, backpacking trip, and bushwhack with exactly this approach. It limits my speed and daily distances. It is a trade-off I easily accept because I...
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    Takes you back to your old Studio 54 days does...

    Takes you back to your old Studio 54 days does it? :p
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    3 AM: I've taken the North Lincoln exit onto...

    3 AM: I've taken the North Lincoln exit onto route 3...

    Still so, so, good. Hahahaha, I'm literally crying.

    I've bookmarked the page for when I need cheering up. :)
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    My favorite Trip Report is still the Pemi Loop...

    My favorite Trip Report is still the Pemi Loop where the person ended up walking 93S in the early morning hours and sleeping in the tall grass at the off-ramp for a few hours.
  12. So each State should generate power comparable to...

    So each State should generate power comparable to their consumption? Is that really practical?

    I used to do boiler inspection of the Mohave Units in Laughlin Nevada. Those units were downwind...
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    Albert Dow 1982.

    Albert Dow 1982.
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    I use my summer quilt underneatch with a z-rest...

    I use my summer quilt underneatch with a z-rest in the sleeve of my JRB BM bridge hammock with a heavy quilt down to about 10 deg F. My 12'x10' tarp is configured in a closed end winter set-up. I...
  15. 1. SVEA 123R, nuf said. 2. I would be a...

    1. SVEA 123R, nuf said.

    2. I would be a nervous wreck with an open flame inside a tent. I would have to go buy an MSR reactor in a hanging setup to even consider it. Obviously, I am not camping...
  16. Thank you all for these wonderful links! While...

    Thank you all for these wonderful links!

    While I still oppose the hotel idea, these links helped me realize the owner's investment has been more than just biodiesel trains.

    I hope that the...
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    Yes! I realize I have a bit more time in the...

    Yes! I realize I have a bit more time in the woods than them but how do they not see a trail that looks like a highway to me.
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    IMO you would need to have a measure of the...

    IMO you would need to have a measure of the Public's actual compliance in order to attempt to judge the effectiveness of government mandates and/or recommendations.

    Also, correlation and causation...
  19. What about the Marlboro TH on Shaker Road or the...

    What about the Marlboro TH on Shaker Road or the Dublin TH on Old Troy Road? Are there restrictions and/or reservations for those unsupervised parking lots?

    I would avoid the residential road...
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    I second both of Rhody's suggestions and will add...

    I second both of Rhody's suggestions and will add a third.

    Ethan Pond campsite from the Zealand TH trades elevation gain for distance. In addition to Mt Willey, ZeaCliff is right there for the...
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    Thank you all for the replies. I especially...

    Thank you all for the replies. I especially appreciated the blaze orange suggestion.

    I have shared the Bear Notch / Sawyer River Road corridors with snowmobiles and the occasional fat bike; so...
  22. Thread: the captain

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    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?3097-Bu...

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?3097-Bushwack-to-Carrigain-pond-Captain-area&highlight=Carrigan+pond

    lots more, just use the search
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    Is this section used by snow machines in the...

    Is this section used by snow machines in the winter? If yes, would it be safe to share it while pulling a pulk?

    Looking for some solitude. Thanks.
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    https://whdh.com/news/new-hampshire-officers-help-...

    https://whdh.com/news/new-hampshire-officers-help-5-hikers-on-mountain-trail/

    Wow, very interesting and somewhat atypical rescue. Second night of a planned multi-day backpack.

    This type of...
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    It wouldn't surprise me at all if this group was...

    It wouldn't surprise me at all if this group was neophytes searching for a less crowded route to a summit. I know I did the same thing when I started to get serious about hiking as my primary...
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