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    Tubbs Snowhoe Replacement Bindings?

    Please pardon the off-season question.

    I am looking for a new pair of bindings for my Tubbs snowshoes. The shoes are the Mountain model with viper style crampons. the shoes had originally come...
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    Pics would be great

    I saw the winter pics and the debris pile was huge! Given that it was probabaly mostly snow and ice, and on top of the lake I was wondering how much of a scar would be left this summer.

    Thanks,
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    Trap Dike Avalanche?

    I haven't been able to get up myself to check out the damage or debris field from the avalanche last winter. Is anyone willing to share a quick summary of the residual damage, possibly some photos?
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    Stony Ledge Trail-

    I would suggest the Stony Ledge Trail from the Base of the Mt Greylock ski club if you are going to be in the Greylock area and Greylock sounds like a little too much. The trail leads to the Sperry...
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    Petersburg Pass is well covered

    I was up on the pass on Wednesday night and the snow cover was solid above 2,000'. I would say 2'+ up top. Greylock looked pretty white as well. I would have had a tough time without snowshoes...
  6. As I said, ultimately, it is the resposibility of...

    As I said, ultimately, it is the resposibility of ther skier to avoid anyone downhill;be it a skiier or a hiker. I personally pay very close attention to my surroundings when I hike. Unless it is...
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    Keep them together

    As a longtime lurker I say keep, “them together.” I’ve been a daily user of this form for over six years (3 as a registered member.) The mountains are really very similar through out the...
  8. Skiers have the responsibility to avoid the...

    Skiers have the responsibility to avoid the downhill skier. Anyone who has skied at a downhill ski area would have a hard time not knowing these rules.

    Skier's Responsibility code:


    1. Ski...
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    Flat Laces stay tighter longer

    I have found that flat laces seem to stay tied longer and are less prone to slippage compared to round laces. Not quite as stylish, but in my opinion, more functional.
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    Poll: Depends on the season

    In the winter I will always use poles if I'm on snowshoes.

    In the regular season I don't use them. (I would certainly give them another try if I had joint problems though)

    I find that in...
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    Word of Caution

    These maps are typically based on a composite of radar observations estimating precip, not actual terrestrial measurements from the ground. Given this, they can be helpful for understanding...
  12. Thread: Modifying gear

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    Internal Gaitors in Ski Pants

    I personally can't be bothered with gaitors. I don't like the most 'technical' shell pants because they don't have an internal gaitor. Ski pants have an internal gaitor with gripper elastic. ...
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    First, thanks for the feedback. I was...

    First, thanks for the feedback. I was inquiring about Misery because I heard there were some views. It sounds like there aren't. I've hiked the TCT trail sections from Hoosick/Pownal at...
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    Misery Mt- Taconic Crest Rensselaer County?

    Does anyone have a location for a trail head to access Misery Mt on the Taconic Crest in Renselaer County? I'm looking for a trail head from either the NY or MA side. I've heard of the place...
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    Nice pics. Glad to see someone east of the...

    Nice pics. Glad to see someone east of the Rockiesis getting some snow this winter :D
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    As far as snowshoes with the best/ most agressive...

    As far as snowshoes with the best/ most agressive traction; I think Tubbs with the Vipor crampon are probably the most agressive.

    As other people said snowshoes can be a liability in steep icy...
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    Yes, each of these companies has expanded their...

    Yes, each of these companies has expanded their product lines to include gear that has mass market appeal but each of these comapnies still make some great gear. The Mountain Light isn't a...
  18. Thread: Greylock

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    Check out the Trail Conditions Page - Hopper Trail

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    I'll second this report. Snow reports indicated 12"+ in western Mass but I was in the Taconics over the weekend and even over 2,000' there was less...
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    Thanks for the info

    It sounds like their aren't any big surprises. I'll post a report on the trail conditions after I check it out; likely I'll wait for some snow.

    Thanks,

    -Bobcat
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    Taconic Crest Trail-Pownal to Snow Hole?

    Does anyone have any information on the Taconic Crest Trail regarding the section between the Snow Hole and Rt 346? I'm looking for distance, notable features, points of interest, general tips,...
  21. Thread: darn socks!

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    Repaired socks would be fine for around the town wear IMHO

    When you darn the socks you will invariably be creating a seam. That seem will be in a high friction area, hence the hole. That seem will invariably create more friction than the smooth patch...
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    Did you wash the bag with liquid detergent?

    If you used regular liquid detergent that could be causing some of the lumpiness. Does it feel heavy? If you did then I would wash it again with just water to get some more of the detergent out. ...
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    Try listening before submerging in water

    I've been able to hear the leak in my thermarest by giving it a good squeze and moving it around listening for the "psssssss". That way you don't have to wait for it to dry before applying a...
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    I would reconsider introducing someone to hiking...

    I would reconsider introducing someone to hiking with a night hike. Rocky trails may be second nature to me or you, but to the un-initiated they will likely be challenging and possibly dangerous.
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    Many Factors to Consider

    The short answer is longer than you would think. As others metioned a hardwood will decay more slowly than a softwood. A fallen tree resting several feet off the ground will also last longer...
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