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    Thanks Mark for sharing your experiences in such...

    Thanks Mark for sharing your experiences in such vivid detail. Congratulations as well on your Denali summit and 50 high points, but boy what a harrowing tale. I can't imagine descending from...
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    My NE67 finish was a triple finish of...

    My NE67 finish was a triple finish of NH48/NE67/NEHH on W. Bond in the Winter of 2011. It was my first time up the Bonds so breaking trail between Bondcliff and Bond was interesting. We got off...
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    Awesome job guys, congrats!!

    Awesome job guys, congrats!!
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    Arm and I met him late Sunday afternoon on...

    Arm and I met him late Sunday afternoon on Franconia Ridge. Unless I misunderstood I believe he said he started the day with Tom/Field/Willey, was in the midst of a Franconia Ridge Traverse and,...
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    Splitboard. For the first short tour of the year...

    Splitboard. For the first short tour of the year my legs shudder at the thought of carrying both skis and a snowboard. Well that and the fact that I've never skied a day in my life!
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    I skinned/snowboarded the carriage road...

    I skinned/snowboarded the carriage road yesterday. I was surprised to see close to 20 skiers and snowboarders on their way down, apparently there was a Moosilauke bday ski party. It was skinnable...
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    Per and myself were trying to figure out how many...

    Per and myself were trying to figure out how many finishers there are of the SSW67 a couple years back. There may well be other finishers but what we found out via word of mouth is:

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    ....................... 5/1?
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    FWIW (and this is nothing but unsubstantiated...

    FWIW (and this is nothing but unsubstantiated speculation), Dan M, Jason B and myself were doing a presi traverse on January 17th on a particularly brisk day. MW weather archives list the low as -25...
  10. 4/25 would be nice, spring season has finally...

    4/25 would be nice, spring season has finally made it to the ravines.
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    Nice job on the 67!

    Nice job on the 67!
  12. Jackson, Pierce, Eisenhower, Monroe, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison 1.17.15

    1.17.15
    With the rather brisk forecast for the morning and all signs pointing to the afternoon being warmer and calmer a few of us did a south to north traverse. Microspikes were worn by 2 of the 3...
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    Hale, Zealand, Bonds 1.11.15

    1.11.15

    Did a north to south traverse. We wore microspikes from the car at the end of Little River Rd (fresh tracks continued beyond FWT). FWT a bit choppy from being broken out by Barebooters but...
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    Carrigain 1.10.15

    1.10.15

    Sawyer rd well packed by snowmobiles, barebootable. The trail is pretty choppy down low with somewhat packed powder. Pick your poison for traction. The trail is only broken out via the...
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    Sorry that I took your point the wrong way. Your...

    Sorry that I took your point the wrong way. Your post just hit a nerve that I'm probably just a bit sensitive about. Thanks for the praise though, I'm positive there's many hikers out there that...
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    While I'm sure the personal frequency of breaking...

    While I'm sure the personal frequency of breaking out trails was higher years ago due to a lower winter hiking population let me just say that some of us 'younger' folks can and do hold their own...
  17. An efficient 2 day 'snag'. Congrats, looks like a...

    An efficient 2 day 'snag'. Congrats, looks like a fun trip!
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    I've been up there in pretty mild conditions but...

    I've been up there in pretty mild conditions but in an unexpected whiteout nonetheless and a member of our group took the wrong turn but thankfully recognized the terrain was off based on her...
  19. Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, Moriah; Tecumseh 1.1.15

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    Carters to Moriah via 19MB/ Carter Dome Trail/Stony Brook variation

    Barebooting or microspikes for 19 MB, some patches of bare ground and ice along the way (I wore spikes car to car and...
  20. Waumbek; Wildcat a and d via ski slopes 12.31.14

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    Waumbek
    4wd vehicles can still make it to the trailhead though it's icy. I parked in the lot on rt 2. Snowshoes were left in the car today, microspikes were all that's needed. Lots of...
  21. Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce, Jackson 12.30.14

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    Presi traverse via valley way, star lake, gulfside et al.

    Valley way was great with microspikes, very firm and a lot of the water holes were nearly frozen solid. I wore micros up Madison...
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    Isolation 12.29.14

    12.29.14 via rocky branch/engine hill bw

    Snow is frozen rock solid now. I'd hold off on microspikes til you get up to the ski trail split due to some rocky and muddy bare ground. There's a nice...
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    Owl's Head, Osceolas 12.28.14

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    Owls head via black pond and Brutus bushwacks
    Lincoln woods had mashed potatoe snow and some bare ground, most of the bare spots were before osseo. Black pond was in nice shape, ...
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    help with a car spot for a presi?

    I'm hoping to do a traverse one day this week and was wondering if anyone would be around to help with a ride to Appalachia in the morning. No date yet but hoping for Monday Tuesday or Wednesday. ...
  25. north tripyramid, middle tripyramid, whiteface, passaconaway 12.27.14

    12.27.14
    Pine bend/oliverian routes

    Snowshoes were needed right from the start on pine bend due to soft snow. Lots of blowdowns beginning 1/2 way up north peak. Somewhat fewer blowdowns between...
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