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    Thanks for your report, that's a beautiful spot....

    Thanks for your report, that's a beautiful spot. And I like Parker's.
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    Great report, thank you

    Great report, thank you
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    Avalanche Lake is certainly scenic but there's...

    Avalanche Lake is certainly scenic but there's not much to do there, it might make more sense to continue to Lake Colden and Flowed Lands as there are many more camping opportunities there and more...
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    Colden is really a day trip from the Loj so...

    Colden is really a day trip from the Loj so unless you are intent on camping out one night you don't have to. Marcy Dam can get crowded and is only a mile or two from the Loj (actually 2.3 mi.), so...
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    My wife and I have always enjoyed Parker's. We...

    My wife and I have always enjoyed Parker's. We used to stay at the Franconia Notch Motel until Ed left and it slowly went downhill. Parker's is quieter.
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    Great photos, thanks. Were you concerned about...

    Great photos, thanks. Were you concerned about deer ticks? Take any precautions?
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    Quick search finds REI, American Alpine...

    Quick search finds REI, American Alpine Institute, Modern Hiker, Lonely Planet, American Hiking Society, Colorado 14ers, Wiki "Trail Ethics," Zion National Park, etc., etc. all saying uphill hiker...
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    I live in New York City. My friends are dying. It...

    I live in New York City. My friends are dying. It happens very fast. Friends my age, older, younger, gone. Sometimes as little as five days.

    So I am practicing social distancing. I've refrained...
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    The DEC in New York has been dismantling the...

    The DEC in New York has been dismantling the cairn atop Skylight, where for years tradition called for hikers to bring up rocks to add to it. Summit got to be a mess in recent years. The mountain...
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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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
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    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....
  21. 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.
  22. 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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