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    An avalanche on Going-to-the-Sun Road on Memorial...

    An avalanche on Going-to-the-Sun Road on Memorial Day stranded 8 cyclists for 8 hours. The linked article also says that the earliest predicted opening date is June 22, which was last year's date. ...
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    Last year, Going to the Sun Road opened on June...

    Last year, Going to the Sun Road opened on June 22 - four days before we got there. It is well worth waiting for, and the NPS website gives current status.

    We spent the better part of a day...
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    Our experience is first-hand, as we hiked around...

    Our experience is first-hand, as we hiked around there for three days last summer, although not on the trails you name. The trails near the Lake offer great views. John's Lake Loop is a "local...
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    Many great hikes and views around Lake McDonald,...

    Many great hikes and views around Lake McDonald, near the west entrance. A big forest fire in '17 denuded lots of that area but that adds to the visibility and there are areas that escaped. You...
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    Hiking yields friendships that are strong, if...

    Hiking yields friendships that are strong, if brief. My hikes with Pierre, who typically would have driven from Montreal through an ice-storm to sleep for two hours at a trailhead, never varied. He...
  6. Well, you juxtaposed them. What the hell's the...

    Well, you juxtaposed them. What the hell's the difference? You also threw me off. I read these things casually and mistakenly thought you were referring to a contemporary hike, not something...
  7. We the people own Federal lands, the Federal...

    We the people own Federal lands, the Federal Government in effect acting as our trustee. The fact that some of our trustee's employees may not be working, per se, is irrelevant to our going on those...
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    That Halls Ledge view appeared to have been...

    That Halls Ledge view appeared to have been fairly recently clear-cut on my 2012 hike, and not by a stray public benefactor. (I agree with you on how those tend to be thanked.) You may be right...
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    Motivated both by red-lining and by obscure...

    Motivated both by red-lining and by obscure trail-sign curiosity, I hiked the Hutmens/Halls Ledge loop on a sunny day in June 2012. The Old Hutmens Association was (is?) the alumni group for the...
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    Freezing degrades the material, in my experience...

    Freezing degrades the material, in my experience at least. After wrecking a couple of bladders by freezing them repeatedly I settled for getting them as dry as I easily could, then forgetting about...
  11. Columbus weekend always seems to be great at...

    Columbus weekend always seems to be great at Baxter. I've spent all but two of my last 15 there, joining a group that has been doing that for 40 years. This year, half of the group did the...
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    A pair of smallish black bears scampered across...

    A pair of smallish black bears scampered across the Scudder Trail - one of those relatively obscure Randolph Village Trails - about 20 feet ahead of me, four summers ago. My only concern came from...
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    That radio from the wreck was on the summit cairn...

    That radio from the wreck was on the summit cairn on my first visit in '06 but gone when I returned in '11. For a solemn place like that, where the wreck is a memorial to the seven men who died...
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    Have you ruled out a monopod, as an attractive...

    Have you ruled out a monopod, as an attractive compromise for such uses? A multi-stage collapsible unit will fit in any pack and give you much of the benefit of a tripod. Better than those...
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    Only an extremely fit hiker could make it up to...

    Only an extremely fit hiker could make it up to the North Rim and back from the River in a day. The only Trail - North Kaibab - is roughly twice as long as the two from the South Rim, at 14 miles...
  16. I'm sorry they had to close it but not surprised....

    I'm sorry they had to close it but not surprised. When I hiked it in October 2014 one sign said it was "Closed" even then, but there was no barrier of any kind and a second sign said "Experts Only,"...
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    This was my favorite new find on our latest trip...

    This was my favorite new find on our latest trip to the Colorado Plateau, last September. It's right next to Bryce, also has great scenery but seems t get about 1% of the traffic. Lower Calf Creek...
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    The Taconic Crest and South Taconic Trails (the...

    The Taconic Crest and South Taconic Trails (the latter closer to you) are both pleasant ridge walks that would fit your bill. From the latest AMC Mass. Hiking Guide, however, I was led to expect a...
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    This is how the Equinox summit hotel looked on a...

    This is how the Equinox summit hotel looked on a misty weekday morning in July 2007, when I had the mountain to myself. Note the dining room place settings, even though the hotel had already been...
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    Central Mass. is packed with excellent hiking...

    Central Mass. is packed with excellent hiking trails, as long as you can take. The Midstate Trail, which crosses Wachusett, will take you from the NH border, a little north of Mt. Watatic, to the RI...
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    If you have a broader interest in Massachusetts...

    If you have a broader interest in Massachusetts hiking trails, you should spring for the excellent AMC Mass. Trail Guide (10th Ed.). The fold-out maps include a fine one of the Wachusett trails.
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    If you find yourself near St. George around...

    If you find yourself near St. George around mealtime, I recommend Painted Pony, tucked away on a second floor in the Ancestor Square mall downtown. It's worth tracking down for lunch or dinner for...
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    The Utah parks we've been to, including Monuments...

    The Utah parks we've been to, including Monuments such as Escalante/Grand Staircase and State Parks such as Kodachrome, have all been wonderful. If you had a week or two, a great clockwise circuit...
  24. We've had better and worse Columbus weekends at...

    We've had better and worse Columbus weekends at BSP, so I'd call this average, perhaps a bit below, since at Bear Brook we had heavy showers Saturday night and again nearby for several hours Sunday,...
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    I had the opposite reaction. The Arm is one of...

    I had the opposite reaction. The Arm is one of those relentlessly steep and eroded trails I'd always rather ascend and I pitied the SOBOs we saw sliding down. I didn't think King Ravine was that...
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