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    1) I try not to soak my clothing with sweat. This...

    1) I try not to soak my clothing with sweat. This entails finding the right balance between my pace and my clothing and making adjustments. 2) avoid risky river crossings 3) for God's sake, do put on...
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    Celebrating Grace

    10 years ago a wonderful event was organized in celebration of Grace's completion of her 46. I was hoping that it would be repeated.
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    essentials for bushwhacking

    That whistle is good for emergencies, but in my opinion your group should not get so far apart that they can't see each other. Especially on a bushwhack. That is how people get lost. If you go out as...
  4. Thread: blisters

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    I used to get blisters and also dead toe nails in...

    I used to get blisters and also dead toe nails in the beginning...and sadly sometimes even now, when I feel I know my feet so much better. One thing that I discovered was I needed to get wide width...
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    Cornell Mt - Sunglasses left behind...

    On the summit of Cornell Mountain. Not expensive, but I would like to have then back. This was on Sat. Aug. 29, around 3:45 PM.
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    Wear gaitors. Or use a flame to melt the ends or...

    Wear gaitors. Or use a flame to melt the ends or a good non- water soluble glue.
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    Toilet Paper in the backcountry

    OK- I just don't get this thing about leaving your used toilet paper lying around. I guess it is a good warning to let people know that that spot has been soiled ;-p, but seriously it is not only...
  8. Dry Conditions in the Catskills, but...

    I recently visited the Burroughs Range and found the conditions were pretty dry up there. This may be true for the rest of the higher elevations. BUT, the two springs on many maps (the one high up on...
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    Really? My concern are those hungry hungry hippos...

    Really? My concern are those hungry hungry hippos out there. ;-D
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    I remember taking the AT (with full pack) and...

    I remember taking the AT (with full pack) and doing the Bonds as a "spur hike". The section of trail around Zealand ( maybe from Guyot to Zealand) was a misery. Just a narrow way between the...
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    Water in the summer can be challenging to find at...

    Water in the summer can be challenging to find at this shelter (I used to be the caretaker). There is a tiny spring. I would pick up water on the way down, there are some season or ephemeral springs-...
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    usually I see them on the bushwhack, well, really...

    usually I see them on the bushwhack, well, really they see me first. Couple of times I've found one following me.
  13. My condolences to her family and friends.

    My condolences to her family and friends.
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    Yes...Reckless. To yourself and others HIKING on...

    Yes...Reckless. To yourself and others HIKING on the trail. Use some common sense.
  15. OK...In the past few months I have had black...

    OK...In the past few months I have had black bears came into my "at large" camp on two separate occasions. On the first occasion, the bear tore down the tarp that I had put up in front of the...
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    Sounds like an awesome experience. Had one or two...

    Sounds like an awesome experience. Had one or two myself with Moose on the trail up high and not expected. Always felt like s*******g myself. We always seemed to want to escape from each other and...
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    I was there about 10 years ago, and my...

    I was there about 10 years ago, and my impressions were that the marked trails were easy to follow, the last (2) stream crossing lacked a bridge and were a little challenging (with my short stature...
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    Well, when ever I hiked with the 3500' Club...

    Well, when ever I hiked with the 3500' Club (goin' back about 17 years) I don't recall this term was used. But it was used on AMC hikes, so I think that the chicken came first.
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    But...
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    seen any Magicicada?

    on your travels. Last year I saw quite alot in the areas where they are known to brood. Especially in Harriman State Park, NYS. This year I heard some vocalizations there. I am interested in your...
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    The AMC had a good policy for bathroom breaks on...

    The AMC had a good policy for bathroom breaks on club hikes. Called a separation, the group would split into two gender groups...Seems like a good idea since you are hiking (most likely) with some...
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    I usually camp at large and not where others may...

    I usually camp at large and not where others may camp, except in the first "attack". I don't think that it is mice doing the damage. I think it was a chipmunk and a red squirrel.

    The tent does go...
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    OMG! What is up with Rodents...

    Chewing up my tent.:eek: I am beginning to feel like I somehow contracted bad karma with the rodents. :confused:

    I have had two separate incidents in two widely spaced areas where while I was...
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    Some images from my trip to Kempshall

    The best shot is of a DR found on the summit. Couldn't find the station4904The clearing on the summit4905A rare trail marker4906A b4907 beautiful fall day- perfect for a trip to the Northwoods....
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    Dude- I was there and saw the roads closed in the...

    Dude- I was there and saw the roads closed in the summer. Both 106 and AV Road- not for repairs, either. I was told by a park employee that it was to prevent people from driving into the camps and to...
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    thanks for posting this link. Nice web site for...

    thanks for posting this link. Nice web site for Harriman lovers.
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