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    I have semi-custom orthotics that I use only in...

    I have semi-custom orthotics that I use only in my hiking boots, and that has improved some of the blister and footsoreness problems I used to have. Probably also helping extend the life of my feet.
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    Millennial speaking here! So regarding the...

    Millennial speaking here!

    So regarding the boots... I had a number of boot disasters in the early years, and then on my AT thru-hike, and I settled on Keens for summer and Columbia for winter, and...
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    Wrong! 33 year old here, and I've been a member...

    Wrong! 33 year old here, and I've been a member since 2004!
  4. Thread: goggles

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    No idea for between 50 and 150, but I can tell...

    No idea for between 50 and 150, but I can tell you there was huge difference between 10 and 60! The ten buck ones didn't get a seal on my face, and I got windburn skiing and on summits. Bought the...
  5. Thread: ticks

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    Heard that you don't want a snow cover for tick...

    Heard that you don't want a snow cover for tick killing, you want no snow and a horrible freeze so the frost goes way down. The snow is insulating. Too bad it snowed first this year!
  6. I made myself a list this year, but it was for my...

    I made myself a list this year, but it was for my own benefit, so I would stop forgetting the million little places I want to hike "someday". I add stuff when I think of it, it includes mountains,...
  7. Thread: Cohos Trail

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    I've hiked the entire thing. My hiking partner...

    I've hiked the entire thing. My hiking partner and I meant to do the whole thing as a thru the first year, but I destroyed my feet (combination of trying new, disastrous inserts and road walking in...
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    I do carry 5-6 pairs of gloves because my hands...

    I do carry 5-6 pairs of gloves because my hands sweat so badly and freeze when I stop. It's usually my base layers that get soaked hiking up hill if I have too many layers on, so I spend a lot of...
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    OK, I wasn't excatly hiking, but we raced...

    OK, I wasn't excatly hiking, but we raced (galloped) to the top of the snowmobile trail and came to Mirkwood. I love this trail. 5560

    The photo below mine was taken on the Monadnock-Sunapee...
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    If that is the piped spring off the burr and...

    If that is the piped spring off the burr and burton trail, I've seen it both exploding and at a trickle as well. I was disappointed the second time because it had been so spectacular the first, but I...
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    There are a number of shelters before and after...

    There are a number of shelters before and after those peaks, but yes, if you want to camp away from other people, you should be able to find a spot if you're not near treeline.
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    I think this is Hell Brook, the first crossing on...

    I think this is Hell Brook, the first crossing on the Long Trail north of Smuggler's Notch, last June. Frenchman's was much worse that day, but my pictures are blurry. The whole trail was under water...
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    5530 The picture below mine is of a summit in...

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    The picture below mine is of a summit in Baxter State Park that is NOT on the New England Hundred Highest List!
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    My friend and her dog on Hump Mountain in NC...

    My friend and her dog on Hump Mountain in NC several years ago. It was March, and I burned to a crisp that day with my lily-white new England skin that hadn't seen sun since October.

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    The...
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    Moosilauke via Gorge Brook, 3/5/16

    Date of Hike: March 5

    Trail Conditions: After reading all the horrific trail conditions and ice in the past few weeks, and knowing that I would be hiking with my Dad, I suggested we hike the...
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    I drove to Maine on Saturday via Crawford Notch...

    I drove to Maine on Saturday via Crawford Notch and back on Sunday via the Kanc. The crazy hikers were out on Saturday, but had thought better of it on Sunday, which was the sunnier day. Skiers at...
  17. Waumbek via Starr King and Kilkenney Ridge

    Date of hike: January 17th

    Conditions: Enough snow for snowshoes but not so much that they are essential. Still a few rocks sticking out. Two blowdowns that are easily avoidable. Wore snowshoes up...
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    Journey's End Road-LT Northern Terminus

    I've been doing a section hike with my father of the Long Trail for almost ten years now. We will finish this year at the Canadian border, still need to nail down a weekend this fall for the last...
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    This past weekend a friend and I did the Cohos...

    This past weekend a friend and I did the Cohos Trail route over Eisenhower, down to the Dry River, up to the Davis Path and down the ridge. Water everywhere, so this is the time for an overnight if...
  20. Eisenhower and Isolation, South Down the Ridge

    Date of hike: 8/16-8/17
    Trails used: Edmands Path, Mt. Eisenhower Trail, Isolation Trail West, Davis Path.
    Trail Conditions: Edmands Path-fine. Mt Eisenhower Trail-needs some brushing in the top...
  21. Long Trail North from Smugglers Notch to Rt 15, 6/13

    Date: 6/13

    Trail Conditions: Wet. Water, water, everywhere, due to recent heavy rain but also a huge storm the rolled through Vermont on Friday night. You'll be walking in streambeds for much of...
  22. Oh dear, was this the hiker who was asking about...

    Oh dear, was this the hiker who was asking about tough bushwhacks in the Whites? I enjoyed reading that thread.
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    :) Very nice!

    :) Very nice!
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    Great pictures!

    Great pictures!
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    Madison can be bad depending the day and the...

    Madison can be bad depending the day and the hiker. The north side was my slowest mile, took over an hour to go a half mile, and what I remember is sitting on a rock sobbing as the sun went down over...
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