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  1. A little more detail including the identity of...

    A little more detail including the identity of the hiker ... Robert Gerity, said to be an avid hiker who died doing what he loved.
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  2. ... and just because it’s not technical...

    ... and just because it’s not technical hiking/climbing terrain doesn’t mean it’s inaccurate to call the extrication (recovery) technical. Ropes and other equipment were required for it, thus making...
  3. It’s a regular old hiking trail. Nothing...

    It’s a regular old hiking trail. Nothing particularly noteworthy. Steepish in parts in the upper reaches but still solidly class 1 ... was up it with with my 10-year-old a couple of summers ago. I...
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    Very sad. Haven’t done a ton of winter...

    Very sad.

    Haven’t done a ton of winter hiking in the Whites, but two of my trips have struck home this week. Finally started reading “The Last Traverse,” which follows a Franconia Ridge loop...
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    Plus one on Barred Woods. Picked up a couple of...

    Plus one on Barred Woods. Picked up a couple of quarts of Grade A Amber at the end of a hike when I was up that way last week. Absolutely top notch stuff. Super friendly couple who even came me an...
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    Private property issues out west as well. ...

    Private property issues out west as well. Culebra for example ...

    https://www.aspentimes.com/sports/colorados-culebra-the-only-private-14er-in-the-country/

    Only list I ever tackled where...
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    I always find it interesting how aggressively the...

    I always find it interesting how aggressively the hiking/outdoors community is willing to defend the property rights of people who think they own mountains. Legally speaking, there is no more low...
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    Super satisfying day on Cold Hollow Mountain...

    Super satisfying day on Cold Hollow Mountain today to close out Vermont. Since my last P2K post, I also closed out New Hampshire, leaving me with just seven P2K peaks in Maine. First summit of Cold...
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    I second the recommendation for the Worcester...

    I second the recommendation for the Worcester Range, which lies across the valley east of Mansfield. Did Putnam last year and Mount Hunger awhile back. Have not done the traverse. Stowe Pinnacle...
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    So ironically/non-ironically, I spent my day...

    So ironically/non-ironically, I spent my day today ski touring on the Mount Ascutney summit road ... a mountain whose names traces back to the Abenakis.

    It SEEMS that based on my contributions to...
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    Only racists climb Mount Washington or go to that...

    Only racists climb Mount Washington or go to that state or that city. The evidence is overwhelming.

    Also, the “Presidential Range.” Don’t even get me started.

    And what’s up with the big push...
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    Neither the activity of hiking all of the trails...

    Neither the activity of hiking all of the trails in a given mountain range nor the offending definition that is the basis of this thread even rates in the top 6 on “Urban Dictionary,” which as we all...
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    True dat. Finding the canister on SW Hunter in...

    True dat. Finding the canister on SW Hunter in the late 90s was a treasure hunt. Took me three tries from multiple directions before I finally found it. Prior to attempt #3, I told my future wife...
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    Nothing spectacular. Finished up my last five...

    Nothing spectacular. Finished up my last five Vermont county highpoints and banged out a bunch of new Northeast 2000 foot prominence peaks. Highlights of the year were probably twin trips to Baxter...
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    ^^^^^ This is easy. Hunter and Slide ... my...

    ^^^^^

    This is easy. Hunter and Slide ... my first two Catskill 3500 peaks that I initially hiked on back-to-back days way back in February 1995 during my Northeast 111er days. Was most recently...
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    Thanks jfb! Lots of great possibilities to keep...

    Thanks jfb! Lots of great possibilities to keep me busy for awhile. Thunderbolt Trail (which I’ve hiked before) is definitely on my radar, but I think I’m likely to enjoy it more next year after I...
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    Fun day today at Ascutney even if the terrain was...

    Fun day today at Ascutney even if the terrain was a bit challenging after the Nor’Easter. Made it up and down without dying so it’s all good. Really need to gain some downhill comfortability on...
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    So if you didn’t do Doubletop and Graham back in...

    So if you didn’t do Doubletop and Graham back in 1983 or so but did the other 33, do you get to now apply for a patch? Asking for probably no one, but there could hypothetically be one person in...
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    Very cool. Thanks for posting that up. I’m...

    Very cool. Thanks for posting that up. I’m brand new to AT skiing and am planning on hitting the old ski area at Ascutney later this week for my second outing.
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  20. So pretty much as advertised by TCD. Maybe about...

    So pretty much as advertised by TCD. Maybe about four or five other cars at the tollhouse when I arrived and one snowmobiler was also part of the day. Forecast had called for clear conditions, but...
  21. Thanks again, TCD, for that perfectly-timed...

    Thanks again, TCD, for that perfectly-timed report. Glad you and your friend had a good day, even if unexciting.

    All set to give it a whirl on Monday. Gonna make my way up north after dropping...
  22. OK. Cool. Been more than 20 years since my one...

    OK. Cool.

    Been more than 20 years since my one and only bushwhack of Doubletop. I guess things have changed. Can’t remember if there was any signage on the Graham jeep road back then.

    Hardly...
  23. If they want to make the closing legally...

    If they want to make the closing legally enforceable, they’re going to have to put nail holes in a whole lot of trees ... which would arguably be more environmentally damaging and less...
  24. Solid advice, bignslow. Thanks for that. Had...

    Solid advice, bignslow. Thanks for that. Had already been thinking about a more suitable backpack than the massive ones I normally carry for hiking/mountaineering (75 L is my small pack lol), but...
  25. Thanks guys. I’m pretty stoked about trying them...

    Thanks guys. I’m pretty stoked about trying them out (not sure if saying “stoked” is allowable after 50, but whatever :D). Anyway, I’m a very solid downhill resort skier but have never done cross...
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