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    This has an interesting dynamic. Picking the...

    This has an interesting dynamic. Picking the right months and speed hiking either end will be critical. :D

    A different way to count it might be the total time or days one was actually hiking.
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    I hope they are not obsolete, I am updating the...

    I hope they are not obsolete, I am updating the "Catskill Trails" guide, published by the ADK.
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    But that's what you need a compass for!

    But that's what you need a compass for!
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    This is above Albany, NY. 'Several residents'...

    This is above Albany, NY. 'Several residents' called the town about a Mountain Lion sighting(s).

    https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Halfmoon-warns-residents-about-mountain-lion-13951750.php
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    Of the 4Ks, I can think of these: Giant Dial...

    Of the 4Ks, I can think of these:

    Giant
    Dial
    Phelps and/or Tabletop
    Algonqiun and/or Wright
    Street / Nye (herd paths)
    Wolf Jaw(s)
    Whiteface and / or Esther (herd path)
  6. Tanzania Considering Cable Car for Kilimanjaro

    That will make it easier!

    https://news.yahoo.com/tanzania-plans-cable-car-mount-kilimanjaro-141140624--business.html
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    Glad to see you are still out completing lists,...

    Glad to see you are still out completing lists, even if you are the only one working on some of them! :D

    If you PM me, I can arrange to send you a CAT 100 Patch.
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    A couple of weeks, hard to say. But I would still...

    A couple of weeks, hard to say. But I would still bring them. They go by depth. You almost certainly will not get a ticket this time of year, but you may be wallowing thru a lot of soft snow in...
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    If you plan carefully, and avoid routes with...

    If you plan carefully, and avoid routes with stream crossings, you can still have a safe hike. I'm not a White Mountain expert but there must be some trails that have minimal or no water crossings.
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    The Garden is not closed. There is a thread here...

    The Garden is not closed. There is a thread here and on ADKHPs that describes the road closure and the shuttle.
  11. It's apparently a very common phenomenon. I took...

    It's apparently a very common phenomenon. I took an elevation reading of Bond Cliff a few years ago, then walked down and back up Bond to the same elevation as displayed on the unit. I felt like I...
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    Pretty accurate! I must say they have a nice...

    Pretty accurate! I must say they have a nice toilet facility right there at the top! :D
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    Grey J, I posted what we visited this past week,...

    Grey J, I posted what we visited this past week, sort of a quick 'conditions on the ground' summary.

    HockeyPuck, I guess we missed that part of the fun.

    Laurie was constantly on the lookout...
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    Quick TR for Southern High Points

    Florida - Britton Hill, - Drive 'up', (loop trails in the woods), easy to find, lots of signs, limited views of vultures and cows, HP register

    Alabama - Cheaha - Drive up, (small fee), Stone Tower...
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    Sorry, I should have read further...

    Sorry, I should have read further...
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    I don't think looking at an animal is...

    I don't think looking at an animal is conclusive...
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    I was not trying to discourage discussion, just...

    I was not trying to discourage discussion, just responding to the OP.

    Previous threads:

    https://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?59389-New-Book-on-Kate-M
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    Yes, it has been discussed here (The recovery and...

    Yes, it has been discussed here (The recovery and the book) at length...
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    I drove around yesterday and there are in fact 2...

    I drove around yesterday and there are in fact 2 healthy streams that flow down under Mill Pond Road. Of course there are a lot of healthy stream up there right now. I could not find any access to...
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    No, I have not been there, but I am going to L.P....

    No, I have not been there, but I am going to L.P. this weekend, maybe I'll have time to go over and take a look. According to the map, there is a hiking trail nearby.
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    Here is an example of a stream splitting, you...

    Here is an example of a stream splitting, you might be surprised at the location...

    https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=44.28019,-73.99571&z=17&b=mbt
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    Catskill Hundred Highest Patches

    The original run of 100 Catskill Hundred Highest patches is almost depleted. When this batch is gone, I do not plan to make any more. If someone else wants to take over, I will assist in the...
  23. FYI, the 46'ers and others are doing something...

    FYI, the 46'ers and others are doing something similar at Cascade in the ADKs.
  24. Wow, another record eclipsed by a huge margin, 20...

    Wow, another record eclipsed by a huge margin, 20 hours!
  25. Wonderful report! You went not for your own sake,...

    Wonderful report! You went not for your own sake, but for your friend. And it looks like you were richly rewarded.

    Congrats to both of you!
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