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    Check out the book Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail...

    Check out the book Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple by Sarah Kirkconnell. I think she has several books in the series. For long distance hiking, I make a good majority of my dinners,...
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    I don't use packing cubes, but I use a similar...

    I don't use packing cubes, but I use a similar concept for long distance backpacking. When I went from an Osprey to Hyperlight Mountain Gear, I lost the "brain" of the pack, and needed to find a new...
  3. I've a similar trip, twice, to Zion/Bryce in...

    I've a similar trip, twice, to Zion/Bryce in April and July. Haven't been to Arches. Yet. I'll describe pretty much what I did and hope that gives you some ideas, although I had three days, not...
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    Oh, and one more odd fact I remember about a...

    Oh, and one more odd fact I remember about a particular wool clothing item, the men's boxer briefs, both Smartwool and Icebreaker. Having hiked over 2000 miles of the AT with the same two guys, we...
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    I currently have and have had quite a few wool...

    I currently have and have had quite a few wool pieces, tops mainly, but also tights and underwear from Smartwool, Icebreaker and Minus 33. I have worn mine both for day hiking and thru hiking. Here...
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    From the AMC, check this out: ...

    From the AMC, check this out:

    http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/making-trail-signs/
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    Rime on Zealand, W. Bond and Bond today. No...

    Rime on Zealand, W. Bond and Bond today. No snow. Yet.
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    I have no advice or comments for winter...

    I have no advice or comments for winter backpacking/camping, I'll leave that to others with more experience in that season than I. Windy conditions can be an issue regardless of season, windscreens...
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    My son and I finished our 67 on the Bigelows. We...

    My son and I finished our 67 on the Bigelows. We had originally planned on finishing on Baxter, but due to scheduling issues, we ended up going to Baxter in early July of 2014 and bagging the three...
  10. I think I did a similar thing to you one time,...

    I think I did a similar thing to you one time, but going the other way. It was at the beginning of the hike, if I remember right, we missed the BW entrance from Little River Rd. and ended up on...
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    We just hiked Owl's Head today, Fri. 1.22.16. At...

    We just hiked Owl's Head today, Fri. 1.22.16. At the start of the Brutus Bushwhack, the broken trail only leads that way - sharp right turn. No evidence that anyone has been to the entrance of the...
  12. Definitely a rare, gorgeous day to have been...

    Definitely a rare, gorgeous day to have been above the trees with such a great group!

    IQuest - our group crossed paths with you and the happy Marlie a few times throughout the day! Last time we...
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    Craig Sanborn would be a person who could answer...

    Craig Sanborn would be a person who could answer your questions. He goes by Creag Nan Drochaid on this forum. He has been working on those trails on Cardigan and elsewhere for many, many years and...
  14. Congratulations on G2!!!! What a fantastic day...

    Congratulations on G2!!!! What a fantastic day for celebrating it!
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    I have a Double Rainbow, and the the stuff sack...

    I have a Double Rainbow, and the the stuff sack measures approx. 25" x 8" when flat, approx. 16" around when the tent is stuffed into it. No suggestions as to what to replace it with, only you know...
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    My son has had an Osprey Ace 48 and liked it,...

    My son has had an Osprey Ace 48 and liked it, although he was 10 when he first got it. It was more for backpacking due to the size. The number does relate to the volume in liters as per Osprey's...
  17. We used that access twice in summer 2014. Both...

    We used that access twice in summer 2014. Both times we were shuttled to the end of the Railroad Rd. using Banjum Rd. and some other back roads by Shane from Rangeley Farmhouse. The Farmhouse is new...
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    I did a similar loop to what you want to do, with...

    I did a similar loop to what you want to do, with bike spot this summer. Here's the blog post: http://nh48.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/franconia-ridge-traverse-and-bike-spot-6-23-14/

    You'll...
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    Seemed just a bit past peak to me, driving...

    Seemed just a bit past peak to me, driving through Franconia Notch today (10/3). I think last weekend was probably the best as far as the color. There is still plenty of color, and nice pockets of...
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    Congratulations on your finish! Sounds like...

    Congratulations on your finish! Sounds like everyone had a great time and Beaver Brook lived up to expectations.
  21. Check your private message inbox on this forum, I...

    Check your private message inbox on this forum, I might be able to help you.
  22. +1 for Scubahh's link! Excellent recipes for...

    +1 for Scubahh's link! Excellent recipes for dinners. My son and I spent two weeks hiking the AT in Maine this month and we did the FBC for dinners and never had the same dinner twice. Freezer bag...
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    We did a traverse about a month ago: ...

    We did a traverse about a month ago:

    http://nh48.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/crawford-ridgepole-trail-traverse-7-12-2014/

    We have not done all the connector trails from the road up to the CRP,...
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    Sent you a private message.

    Sent you a private message.
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    Yes, the rangers told us anything already down or...

    Yes, the rangers told us anything already down or on the ground was also fair game for the fire ring. We also stopped along the road and gathered up some birch bark, and other kindling material.
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