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    Hudson Highlands: reds gone, yellows still...

    Hudson Highlands: reds gone, yellows still turning, oaks mostly went to brown. Ridges are bare, valleys still green.
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    Adding my opinion that you should climb South...

    Adding my opinion that you should climb South Peak, it's very rewarding for little effort and you're usually alone there. Coming down Carriage Road and Snapper, you're on an actual woods road part of...
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    My vet friend says goats clearing out patches of...

    My vet friend says goats clearing out patches of poison ivy is mostly a myth. They will eat it if they have to but they don't like it.
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    Won't temperature affect results? And your...

    Won't temperature affect results? And your initial condition, how much you exerted yourself prior to the hike?
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    Article doesn't mention that Siobhan...

    Article doesn't mention that Siobhan Carney-Nesbitt is the current president of the 46ers.

    I remember following a family with infants attempting the Santanonis. Parents had run out of water on the...
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    I wrote one of those on the Peak Above the Nubble...

    I wrote one of those on the Peak Above the Nubble a few years ago, but I'm determined to get there again, the right way this time.
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    Late seeing this, very nice descriptions. You...

    Late seeing this, very nice descriptions.

    You went with the most-used trails generally; there are alternates that can be really appealing. Like an unmarked but easy-to-follow trail up Anthony's...
  8. I've had a Copper Spur UL3 for almost 2 years...

    I've had a Copper Spur UL3 for almost 2 years now, used it in heavy rains in Oregon, New Mexico, Catskills, Moose Brook in Gorham. No leaking problems.

    Tore the fly in New Mexico and Big Agnes...
  9. yes this is a great achievement

    yes this is a great achievement
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    Technically the Garden isn't closed but hikers...

    Technically the Garden isn't closed but hikers can access it only through the shuttle bus. No one else is allowed to drive up there and drop off passengers.
  11. Town of Keene reports that no pedestrians will be...

    Town of Keene reports that no pedestrians will be allowed to walk up to the Garden. The road is closed entirely except for residents and workers and the shuttle bus....
  12. Just seeing this. Congratuations. What a day....

    Just seeing this. Congratuations. What a day. That's where my wife and I finished during the summer. Will always be a special place.
  13. Plus you get to skip entrance lines at parks.

    Plus you get to skip entrance lines at parks.
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    There are a few white-throated sparrows in...

    There are a few white-throated sparrows in Manhattan's Union Square, and hearing one as I did this morning always brings me back to the mountains. Sometimes it feels like they haven't completely...
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    Compression sock advice

    As I decline into my golden years, my doctor suggests that compression socks may help with my swollen feet. Bode Miller in a WSJ article on Friday said he uses X Bionic, but a casual search says they...
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    When the cinematographers are afraid to look, you...

    When the cinematographers are afraid to look, you know it's bad.

    The film also makes the point that most free solo climbers die. They discuss the idea that people will try to copy Honnold. They...
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    A+D ointment, comes in handy tube

    A+D ointment, comes in handy tube
  18. Thank you. Reminds me I have to get back there, I...

    Thank you. Reminds me I have to get back there, I think it's been almost 10 years.
  19. Excellent, thank you. I imagine it was tough...

    Excellent, thank you. I imagine it was tough carrying a backpack up Hamlin Ridge.
  20. Fantastic trip

    Fantastic trip
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    In my opinion the next step is a permit system....

    In my opinion the next step is a permit system. DEC is already experimenting with that in the Catskills.
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    Latest DEC report says they will begin serious...

    Latest DEC report says they will begin serious ticketing campaigns at overflowing parking lots. Holiday weekend last year they counted over 700 cars parked in an area with about 350 legal spots. If...
  23. We went to Mr. Pizza after a quick hike up Adams,...

    We went to Mr. Pizza after a quick hike up Adams, pleasantly surprised by efficiency of staff, speed of delivery, and not bad prices. Food okay too.

    How far do you have to go for Northland?...
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    We stayed at Basin last summer the weekend after...

    We stayed at Basin last summer the weekend after 4th of July and it wasn't full. For what it's worth.
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    Breakneck Ridge in Hudson Highlands has a 9-mile...

    Breakneck Ridge in Hudson Highlands has a 9-mile loop that's basically rocky knobs alternating with forested cols. Once you reach the Beacon firetower you can extend the hike over any of three ridges...
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