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    Really? There were entire sections of Vermont...

    Really? There were entire sections of Vermont that were cut off from the rest of the world. For much of the state you couldn't get from one side to the other. More than a half-billion dollars in aid...
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    I was told by the DEC that it is this change of...

    I was told by the DEC that it is this change of formulation that led to the current use of pressure-treated wood in the Adirondacks.
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    Depending on where exactly you are staying and...

    Depending on where exactly you are staying and whether or not you're interested in bushwhacking, there are any number of NHHH and NH200 peaks to choose from in the vicinity.

    For example, though to...
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    The first part of Dave's post is not correct. The...

    The first part of Dave's post is not correct. The Second College Grant is due North of Wentworths Location.
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    Yes. Two compasses, and when I'm bushwhacking,...

    Yes. Two compasses, and when I'm bushwhacking, which is most of the time, typically USGS and MapBuilder maps for the area, plus published trail maps if I'm using trails at all. Sometimes, depending...
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    Danke? 789

    Danke?

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    You wouldn't hike with someone skilled at map &...

    You wouldn't hike with someone skilled at map & compass navigation? If you have one, what would be the point of their carrying one?




    I couldn't agree more. It's especially rewarding when (a)...
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    I don't know if Limmer Boot Co. still exists, but...

    I don't know if Limmer Boot Co. still exists, but if they do, or if Peter Limmer & Sons would make them for you, you might think about the Limmer Walker or the Oxford.

    They'd have to fit well and...
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    Using the 200' col rule, not according to the...

    Using the 200' col rule, not according to the U.S. Geodetic Survey.

    :D

    Hints: The sixth summit elevation is 4,062', the summit has a benchmark, it has 202' of clean prominence, and 212' of...
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    Well, let's see, our FKT of the Legendary...

    Well, let's see, our FKT of the Legendary Smarts–Cube Traverse was 8 hours, 50ish minutes.

    Years earlier another friend and I had a two-day loop from the Elk Lake Trailhead up Haystack from the...
  11. There's a good chance that that practice is not...

    There's a good chance that that practice is not legal.

    https://westernslopenofee.org/fee-watch/is-that-legal/
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    I have not hiked it yet, nor do I know if it gets...

    I have not hiked it yet, nor do I know if it gets crowded, though I'd be a little surprised if it did. You might try the ADK High Peaks Forum or the ADK Forum for more beta.
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    What about the Cranberry Lake 50...

    What about the Cranberry Lake 50?
  14. Remember, the fee is *not* a parking fee—a fee...

    Remember, the fee is *not* a parking fee—a fee for solely parking is prohibited—it is a fee for recreation amenities and the area must include all of the following:


    (i) Designated developed...
  15. That MPR piece closes with, "An event celebrating...

    That MPR piece closes with, "An event celebrating Maine's dark skies is already being planned for the fall."

    Will the celebration include fireworks?
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    I picked mine up at Outdoor Gear Exchange, when...

    I picked mine up at Outdoor Gear Exchange, when it was on Cherry Street. I have one of their saddle bags, that I picked up later.
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    Dave M., my mid-sized pack for multi-day hiking...

    Dave M., my mid-sized pack for multi-day hiking and skiing is the Zoor's bigger brother, the Keshet Alpinist, although Jandd calls it a "full-sized pack." Like your Zoor, it is about 20 years old and...
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    Most of the loose stuff, such as extra layers,...

    Most of the loose stuff, such as extra layers, bird book, map and compass, wallet, etc., stay in the dry bag until you need it. Assuming the dry bag is of the roll-top type, clip it around a part of...
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    Right, if first you don't drown within seconds...

    Right, if first you don't drown within seconds from cold-shock-induced inhalation of water.

    http://coldwatersafety.org/ColdShock.html
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    A canoe. :D When I was a young adult, I...

    A canoe.

    :D

    When I was a young adult, I thought that because I was a strong swimmer and experienced paddler, I did not need to wear a PFD on quiet water. In the intervening years I've read of...
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    Ayup! Seen on April 24 between Prospect Hill...

    Ayup!

    Seen on April 24 between Prospect Hill and Perry Pond Peak:
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    Hungry bear!
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    Also seen that day: Bald Eagle; fresh, large coyote tracks, many more fresh bear tracks, a Spruce...
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    Spencer, I agree with you. At least one person...

    Spencer, I agree with you. At least one person close to me has struggled through addiction and their returning to a sport and absorbing themselves in it has dramatically turned their life around all...
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    I'm not a neurobiologist, nor did I stay at a...

    I'm not a neurobiologist, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, however, it's my understanding that at least some drugs can permanently alter your brain chemistry. In this case I...
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    The 30 liter MEC Brio Crag...

    The 30 liter MEC Brio Crag lined with a trash compactor bag. It is 18 years old, seemingly indestructible, and I think I paid $35 for it brand-new. I haven't used it for backcountry skiing for years,...
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    https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/20...

    https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2021/04/06/scott-unveils-plan-to-lift-covid-19-restrictions-in-90-days

    Edit to add: Here's more info on Vermont's updated travel info and here is...
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