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    The trail has been re-routed and re-opened, sans...

    The trail has been re-routed and re-opened, sans metal rungs...

    The link above has more details, as does the 3500 club facebook page.
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    2019 version: While the Catskills are...

    2019 version:

    While the Catskills are sometimes seen as Ďeasyí peaks, they can present formidable challenges to the winter hiker. Tom and Laurie Rankin will share their winter mountaineering...
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    To be clear, it is not a marked path, it's still...

    To be clear, it is not a marked path, it's still technically a herd path. That makes it harder to find in the Winter if you are the first one up there.

    And as stated, the brook crossing can be...
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    Bump: As a reminder, the latest sunrise of the...

    Bump: As a reminder, the latest sunrise of the year (in the northeast) is coming up soon. Basically, it's the day before DST ends. Scroll up for details...

    And of course, after DST ends, it will...
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    That and 500 or so posts on various Facebook...

    That and 500 or so posts on various Facebook pages! :rolleyes:
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    Trail Closure on Twin in the Catskills

    The DEC has closed the Western approach to Twin, due to safety concerns. The East approach remains open.

    DEC Press Release

    So a Devil's Path traverse is off the table until the situation is...
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    It's against regulations in NY state....

    It's against regulations in NY state....
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    Here is a copy6272

    Here is a copy6272
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    What took so long? Actually, I know, all the...

    What took so long?

    Actually, I know, all the other lists!

    CONGRATS!
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    According to ... ?

    According to ... ?
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    Q: Is Tecumseh a 4000'er ?

    A: Apparently not

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10220459626463032

    If you can't see the picture, there is a new Benchmark that says in the outer circle:

    'USDA Forest Service & NH...
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    Before he left us, Paradox had some gizmo that...

    Before he left us, Paradox had some gizmo that calculated calories burned based on weight and heart rate.

    I think heart rate would be important. If I was out of shape, and you were not, you would...
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    Very classy of Jan not only to help, but verify...

    Very classy of Jan not only to help, but verify the attempt!
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    I was just told about a person who had to be...

    I was just told about a person who had to be rescued TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW (!!!) because he did not have a light!!! Now, that makes me think a 'stupid tax' should be levied!
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    If you watch some of the videos, you can see pure...

    If you watch some of the videos, you can see pure joy on her face.

    She's been trained for this for sure, but not in a bad way. Her mother and she run and bike a lot. Knowing them, I do not believe...
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    It was amazing to read/see about her doing peak...

    It was amazing to read/see about her doing peak after peak, doing the Great Range, HaBaSa, and all kinds of other tough days. She's not fast, and the parents were carrying most of the gear, but she...
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    This has an interesting dynamic. Picking the...

    This has an interesting dynamic. Picking the right months and speed hiking either end will be critical. :D

    A different way to count it might be the total time or days one was actually hiking.
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    I hope they are not obsolete, I am updating the...

    I hope they are not obsolete, I am updating the "Catskill Trails" guide, published by the ADK.
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    But that's what you need a compass for!

    But that's what you need a compass for!
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    This is above Albany, NY. 'Several residents'...

    This is above Albany, NY. 'Several residents' called the town about a Mountain Lion sighting(s).

    https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Halfmoon-warns-residents-about-mountain-lion-13951750.php
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    Of the 4Ks, I can think of these: Giant Dial...

    Of the 4Ks, I can think of these:

    Giant
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    Phelps and/or Tabletop
    Algonqiun and/or Wright
    Street / Nye (herd paths)
    Wolf Jaw(s)
    Whiteface and / or Esther (herd path)
  22. Tanzania Considering Cable Car for Kilimanjaro

    That will make it easier!

    https://news.yahoo.com/tanzania-plans-cable-car-mount-kilimanjaro-141140624--business.html
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    Glad to see you are still out completing lists,...

    Glad to see you are still out completing lists, even if you are the only one working on some of them! :D

    If you PM me, I can arrange to send you a CAT 100 Patch.
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    A couple of weeks, hard to say. But I would still...

    A couple of weeks, hard to say. But I would still bring them. They go by depth. You almost certainly will not get a ticket this time of year, but you may be wallowing thru a lot of soft snow in...
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    If you plan carefully, and avoid routes with...

    If you plan carefully, and avoid routes with stream crossings, you can still have a safe hike. I'm not a White Mountain expert but there must be some trails that have minimal or no water crossings.
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