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    Can't find (nor remember) the VFTT threads Sanbu...

    Can't find (nor remember) the VFTT threads Sanbu is talking about, so I'll answer Mike P's variation of the question.

    Looks like RocksOnTop is no longer in business.

    I seem to recall both the...
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    As a proxy for "trees big enough to hammock...

    As a proxy for "trees big enough to hammock from", I looked at the aerial view and found a stand of birch trees on the Eisenhower trail. That was at 3,600'. (The trail junction is about 4,400'.) ...
  3. Just a guess, but I can think of something you'd...

    Just a guess, but I can think of something you'd want to boil, stir, and put in barrels in the woods of New Hampshire.

    There are maple trees in most of those photos.

    (The ringlike pipe thing,...
  4. I'll TLDR again, to save folks clicking on the...

    I'll TLDR again, to save folks clicking on the Yahoo article that links to the Popular Mechanics article that links via three tracking networks to the article in Nature Geoscience. (But note that...
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    Here's a photo of the ice cream man enjoying the...

    Here's a photo of the ice cream man enjoying the fruit of Mats' labor:
    http://davidalbeck.com/photos/2008/july_4_2008/i20.jpg
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    Yes, Wolfden bought the property for $8.5M, and...

    Yes, Wolfden bought the property for $8.5M, and now they're raising cash by selling timber rights to Haynes for $4.5M ($3M immediately, the rest in the fifth year). "$5M worth" seems like an odd way...
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    A filter is a lot lighter than a liter of water. ...

    A filter is a lot lighter than a liter of water. The only problem is, you have to have water sources along your route for you to filter. That's not always the case on a day hike up a ridge in late...
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    So if Tecumseh drops off the NH4K list, will it...

    So if Tecumseh drops off the NH4K list, will it get added to the 52WAV? Judging from photos, somebody has already been up Tecumseh with a saw, so the views are there...
  9. I stopped carrying spare headlamp batteries years...

    I stopped carrying spare headlamp batteries years ago. I carry a spare headlamp (or two or more, if it's a long trip with lots of night hiking). Changing headlamp batteries on a dark winter night...
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    Those corner pockets get repeatedly abraded when...

    Those corner pockets get repeatedly abraded when you negotiate steep rocks on your butt. Duct tape works great, and it prevents further damage. I initially tried it as a field repair, found it...
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    Yeah, if you're going to spend the cash on a...

    Yeah, if you're going to spend the cash on a winter bag, go for a serious bag. A minus twenty rating is about right. If you sleep as cold as I do, you'll still be wearing your down jacket inside...
  12. Three days sounds about right. IIRC they (HH and...

    Three days sounds about right. IIRC they (HH and JB) were not particularly unsure of their location, but the snow conditions were so atrocious that they were basically unable to make progress.

    I...
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    If my memory can be trusted, there are a couple...

    If my memory can be trusted, there are a couple of places where dynamite was used on a hiking trail, to create a resting spot in the middle of a steep slab. I seem to recall one in the middle of a...
  14. Thread: near Osceola..

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    Going by maps not memory: there is an old logging...

    Going by maps not memory: there is an old logging road that leaves the Kanc just south of the Greely Pond trailhead, right alongside the stream. It joins the Greeley pond trail after less than a...
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    The AT in the Whites wriggles a lot in order to...

    The AT in the Whites wriggles a lot in order to stay up on the highest ridgelines. It's neither the most direct route nor the easiest, though it is the most scenic. Pick up the AMC maps...
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    Barring accidents like dropping a water bottle...

    Barring accidents like dropping a water bottle off a cliff, it shows he either didn't study the map (to know where the water sources are, and how far apart) or didn't have the experience to estimate...
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    Really hard to say without a better look but your...

    Really hard to say without a better look but your proposed route looks truly nasty: exposed slab, then rotten-looking overhang, then snow cornice. I'd be tempted to stay alongside the main route,...
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    Yeah, lots of little give-aways that the reporter...

    Yeah, lots of little give-aways that the reporter has not done any research. But if the paraphrase is accurate, I'm a bit annoyed at Colonel Kevin Jordan of New Hampshire Fish and Game. I...
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    Off the top of my head: A fair while ago a...

    Off the top of my head:

    A fair while ago a different peak of Wildcat was thought to be the highest. I think there were already trails to both, and I don't recall whether signs on the peak...
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    This was once very common, when prefab litters...

    This was once very common, when prefab litters were unknown. If you had multiple rescuers you'd take turns, or have two of them do a "chair carry" (linking arms). In those days normal woodsman's...
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    photo #8: ...

    photo #8: https://www.ct-botanical-society.org/Plants/view/147
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    The Delaware Water Gap area (about an hour and a...

    The Delaware Water Gap area (about an hour and a half east of McAdoo) offers good views, especially from Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi. A dense network of trails including the AT helps to handle the...
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    I'm not a fan of prepacked meals (e.g. Mountain...

    I'm not a fan of prepacked meals (e.g. Mountain House) - every one I try is too salty, and most are too small.

    For an extended hike in Alaska (bear cans mandatory) I made a spreadsheet of...
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    re WolfJaw-Armstrong-Gothic: these peaks are...

    re WolfJaw-Armstrong-Gothic: these peaks are close to each other in distance but the cols in the Great Range can be brutal. You drop about 500' between the two wolf jaws - it's similar in height...
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    How about Giant Mountain, near St Huberts? The...

    How about Giant Mountain, near St Huberts? The route from Chapel Pond is a little more short-and-steep than your examples, but the Roaring Brook route (Roaring Falls trailhead) should be right up...
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