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  1. Now map out the most efficient way to do it as a...

    Now map out the most efficient way to do it as a single unsupported dayhike. :)
  2. And we hung out with the hut caretakers, who had...

    And we hung out with the hut caretakers, who had their own place a bit further away from all the hikers with headlamps. After sitting out there for an hour or two with our eyes adjusted to the dark...
  3. Clinton Hut, Milford Track, NZ. Not only...

    Clinton Hut, Milford Track, NZ. Not only amazingly clear skies, but stars I'd never seen before.
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    http://hikethewhites.com/gathering4/moose5.jpg ...

    http://hikethewhites.com/gathering4/moose5.jpg


    http://hikethewhites.com/gathering4/moose6.jpg
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    I'll look for it, I'm not sure I even remember it.

    I'll look for it, I'm not sure I even remember it.
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    Oh sure, see them frequently on social media....

    Oh sure, see them frequently on social media. Both doing well.
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    Gathering 3.5 at the low Harvard Cabin, Feb 2001...

    Gathering 3.5 at the low Harvard Cabin, Feb 2001
    http://hikethewhites.com/gathering35/group.jpg

    Spelling out VFTT - Gourmet Hut weekend at Greenleaf, May 2005...
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    Summit of Madison, winter gathering 2005...

    Summit of Madison, winter gathering 2005
    http://hikethewhites.com/00Images/Processed/2005/2005_01_15%20Gathering%20Madison/top14.jpg

    2007 winter gathering, at UFC's?...
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    Great job! This must have been what was keeping...

    Great job! This must have been what was keeping you away from maintenance work on VftT.
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    Mod Note Please remember, attack the post not...

    Mod Note
    Please remember, attack the post not the poster. Dial things back a little with the personal comments.
  11. I've never had a problem with Crocs, very...

    I've never had a problem with Crocs, very lightweight and great as hut shoes.
  12. The majority of National Parks have closed -...

    The majority of National Parks have closed - https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/03/coronavirus-and-national-parks-whats-closed

    The remaining parks have lots of closed services and visitors...
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    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Scott-issues-sta...

    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Scott-issues-stay-at-home-order-569070201.html



    Travel, especially from NY, isn't advised.
  14. They're trying to get people to avoid travel,...

    They're trying to get people to avoid travel, which introduces new vectors for disease transmission. And remote rescues put a strain on already taxed healthcare systems. It's still best to stay local...
  15. Thread: Smarts Mt

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    The Clark Pond Loop was old AT, many moons ago....

    The Clark Pond Loop was old AT, many moons ago. When I went to school we hiked a few remaining pieces of it but the rest had fallen into disuse. Not sure who if anyone has taken up maintenance on it,...
  16. Most of the guests in the Grant know exactly what...

    Most of the guests in the Grant know exactly what they're doing, and have been going up there for years. In many cases, decades. The hiking trails are minimal but the bushwacking opportunities are...
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    Many good days on those bindings!

    Many good days on those bindings!
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    On flat or rolling terrain, sure, they work. They...

    On flat or rolling terrain, sure, they work. They will allow you to move on skis, glide where applicable, and hopefully make good time. Are they bindings for going downhill in hiking boots?...
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    There are a few that should be delisted; Lincoln...

    There are a few that should be delisted; Lincoln probably doesn't have 200' prominence either.
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    The number was 46 until 1975, and 47 until 1980.

    The number was 46 until 1975, and 47 until 1980.
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    The number 48 isn't part of the list, it's been...

    The number 48 isn't part of the list, it's been 46 and 47 in the past. There's no need to replace anything. If Hight or Guyot qualify they'll be added in their own right.
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    It does, however, require a Jackson Ski touring...

    It does, however, require a Jackson Ski touring pass, at least for the trails that access trail in question.
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    But the history of the NH 4000'ers is precision,...

    But the history of the NH 4000'ers is precision, not tradition. Peaks have been removed and added in the past because of new surveys; there's no reason to change the practice now.
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    There are several current and former members of...

    There are several current and former members of this forum that have had knee and hip replacements. As far as I know, all have continued hiking after appropriate rehab and recovery time.
  25. As far as I know, the charges are only to recover...

    As far as I know, the charges are only to recover SAR costs. It's not a fine to be used as a deterrent.
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