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  1. Thread: Hiker death...

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    I think the wet July we have had in NH has also...

    I think the wet July we have had in NH has also kept trails slippery and a bit treacherous.

    Normally my Merrill Moabs are very secure but lately in the damp and wet condx they are sometimes like...
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    Thanks Ken. (I guess it's time for me to buy a...

    Thanks Ken. (I guess it's time for me to buy a new Guidebook! :)
  3. Thread: Hiker death...

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    I note a disturbing trend in recent rescue...

    I note a disturbing trend in recent rescue reports on the F&G website: age!

    There have been several (many) rescues of older folks (60+) in the past few weeks. Most had lower-leg injuries. One...
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    Belknap Range Q: Quarry from Reed Road?

    Anybody ever approach Rand / W Quarry from the east using the Reed Road trail head?

    If so, what's the condition of the road? Are the trails marked or bushwhacks?

    Thanks, cb
  5. Actually a few 20 oz cans of Dinty Moore beef...

    Actually a few 20 oz cans of Dinty Moore beef stew is my go-to nutrition choice.
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    The Badwater 135 -- Totally Insane Ultra

    A run through Death Valley this week? Why not! Oh, forgot to mention, 8,500 feet of vert too.
  7. ALL RIGHT!! I hope then you pine tar you skis,...

    ALL RIGHT!!

    I hope then you pine tar you skis, climb in Super Guides, have wooden Bearpaws with leather bindings, pack a 60/40 and fire up the Optimus 111 at dinnertime. :)

    By the way, I still...
  8. That comment makes you sound like a Luddite:...

    That comment makes you sound like a Luddite: someone who is opposed or resistant to new technologies or technological change.

    Maybe the operant word in your post is need.

    Do I need to use GPS...
  9. What I am finding with Gaia is their Gaia Topo...

    What I am finding with Gaia is their Gaia Topo map is more accurate and complete than my 5-10 year-old paper maps and guidebooks!

    I donít know how they gather trail data but itís obviously very up...
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    A pair of fingerless leather gloves can also be...

    A pair of fingerless leather gloves can also be handy. The cables and wire rungs can be hard on the hands on longer routes.
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    Itís pretty common to see dual-axel U Haul type...

    Itís pretty common to see dual-axel U Haul type equipment trailers in the park. Boy Scouts and other groups lots of stuff at group campsites.
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    You can't go wrong with Petzl stuff. Pricy but...

    You can't go wrong with Petzl stuff. Pricy but well made and full-featured.

    Here's a place to work out the kinks stateside before your trip. :)

    This place is about 20 minutes south of Seneca...
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    Question... Should 100-year-old Cog "debris"...

    Question...

    Should 100-year-old Cog "debris" be viewed as historical artifact and left in place like logging-era "debris" is in various places in the Whites?

    If not, why not?
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    On any railroad MOW (maintenance of way) work...

    On any railroad MOW (maintenance of way) work always results in lots of debris. Given the COG's track upgrade and replacement I would guess there's a lot of old rail and underlying wood platforms...
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    Trail report I saw said the cat really devoured...

    Trail report I saw said the cat really devoured Owls Head.
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    Interesting! I wonder what this will entail......

    Interesting! I wonder what this will entail...

    Plus…the side of the tracks will be cleaned up this summer!!!

    Maybe some grading and smoothing within the private right-of-way?
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    Thanks guys. Guess itís time to update my...

    Thanks guys. Guess itís time to update my printed sources!!

    I appreciate the accurate info and quick response.
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    Common Peakbagger, you know you want to buy it...

    Common Peakbagger, you know you want to buy it and own a piece of New England hiking history! Guy Waterman probably slept there!!

    Start a gofundme page for materials and we’ll all pitch in on...
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    Belknap Range Trail Question

    West Quarry Cutoff?

    Gaia topo shows a 0.3 mile long cutoff from near the summit of W Quarry mountain to the Belknap Range Trail. This cutoff is not shown on the paper map of the area.

    Does...
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    And note the touching memorial at the summit from...

    And note the touching memorial at the summit from a wife to her husband. Love lasts forever on Doubletop.

    And don’t get suckered in thinking the north approach is a stroll. You got 1500 feet of...
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    AMC Ramping Up Operations

    Got an email from AMC today with the following info...

    AMC is excited to welcome guests to all our facilities this summer, with our high-mountain huts open at full capacity starting July 1. Group...
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    Agreed. It seems to me if the trail was...

    Agreed. It seems to me if the trail was mentioned in the WMG and elsewhere, the horse had already left the barn on this issue.

    The pic is a screen scrape of a Gaia topo, which shows a trail going...
  23. Thread: Bootleg sign?

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    My question is why are they directing folks off...

    My question is why are they directing folks off the slide and into the woods? Which is in effect creating a new/alternate trail.
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    Yeah, until the poles flip.

    Yeah, until the poles flip.
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    Remember that you can run in Airplane mode when...

    Remember that you can run in Airplane mode when using Gaia. That saves a lot of batt, especially when the phone cannot find service.
    In addition, turn off the Gaia compass and altitude functions to...
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