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    Not the case for me. New-hatched ticks are so...

    Not the case for me. New-hatched ticks are so tiny they're basically invisible. The ones I picked up were full-sized adults. Possibly, they all dropped off the same deer or herd of deer after...
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    I was wandering around Pawtuckaway on Saturday. ...

    I was wandering around Pawtuckaway on Saturday. Still traces of ice and snow in a few shadowy areas, but almost entirely dry ground. Followed the trails for half a day without incident, until I...
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    What B said. And to make it easier, especially...

    What B said.

    And to make it easier, especially on descent, take off your snowshoes. I'll put on microspikes at the drop of a hat, too.
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    Of course, I wasn't particularly well-prepared. ...

    Of course, I wasn't particularly well-prepared. No bivy equipment to speak of, lackadaisical preparation (lack of fitness and, notably, failure to carefully study the map in advance, with regard to...
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    That was me. ...

    That was me. https://www.summitpost.org/extending-the-pemi-loop/311203

    Sorry for the self-promotion and thread diversion, but I figure it's de minimis after page 4 of a thread...
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    Seems unlikely. In the past the 4000 footer...

    Seems unlikely. In the past the 4000 footer committee has articulated their policy for making changes to the list. Can't find the reference now but IIRC the essence of it is that they will keep the...
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    2020 saw a lot of travel, but not a lot of peak...

    2020 saw a lot of travel, but not a lot of peak bagging. I think my single biggest hike was when I attempted to simply walk into Mordor during the lockdown. I walked all day and didn't even reach...
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    You guys have been doing very well so far - you'd...

    You guys have been doing very well so far - you'd all get "A"s in a 1L classroom. But here DayTrip makes a classic mistake: "at least in my mind..." Many, many people have an idea of what the...
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    Yes, I was hiking that day. I recall a 35-45 mph...

    Yes, I was hiking that day. I recall a 35-45 mph wind forecast for whichever town(s) I checked (Lincoln? Conway? Berlin?) ; the high summit forecast (I barely peeked, it was obviously not a high...
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    The "restriction" is that you promise to...

    The "restriction" is that you promise to self-isolate for ten days upon return to massachusetts, or until you have the negative result of a covid test . There's no enforcement whatsoever, but if...
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    Definitely colder than yesterday, with enough of...

    Definitely colder than yesterday, with enough of a breeze to have a strong chilling effect even below treeline. Stayed low today. All the parking lots in Crawford Notch were full.
  12. Cherry Mountain (mt martha) & owl's head via cherry mountain trail, martha's mile

    Cherry Mtn Trail lot on rte 114 was not well-plowed, shallow but slippery snow. Snow tires and/or 4WD recommended (My car couldn't make it up the ramp without chains, even in reverse), but no...
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    Several years back I dropped my pack on my way to...

    Several years back I dropped my pack on my way to the Mt Tom summit. Came back to find a pine marten sniffing around. Followed him for a while but he was too quick, I couldn't get a decent photo, and...
  14. What are you basing this on? I would guess that...

    What are you basing this on? I would guess that a significant majority of hikers on Mt Washington are staying in towns like Conway and driving up rte 16 to Pinkham Notch, rather than detouring to...
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    I generally don't carry any pain medication at...

    I generally don't carry any pain medication at all. There are none that I've found effective for sprained-ankle or higher levels of pain, without either requiring very unsafe doses, or rendering me...
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    No, not really. Leg injury == carry out == eight...

    No, not really. Leg injury == carry out == eight or more people at a time carrying the litter, preferably in shifts, so that's 16 to 20 right there. If you're not sure where they are exactly, you...
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    I think Sierra and HikerBrian may be thinking...

    I think Sierra and HikerBrian may be thinking about two different time frames. I got the impression that Sierra meant they should have turned around no later than when they first reached the summit...
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    A five-dollar fee to enter the only building with bathrooms? What could possibly go wrong?
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    I don't currently own any vests, myself. They...

    I don't currently own any vests, myself. They can work for winter running, or chopping wood, or cross-country skiing, when you're counting on stable weather and a high rate of heat production, and...
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    Nope. You can wash (gentle) and tumble dry. ...

    Nope. You can wash (gentle) and tumble dry.

    Only worry is that a lot of down garments are a built so light they're not very robust. Tiny bits of down can leak through the seams during ordinary...
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    That puts a bit of perspective on things. I...

    That puts a bit of perspective on things. I didn't want to read too much into the article which clearly wasn't based on much more than a press release, but I got the distinct feeling the new ATV...
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    This one reads a little differently. _Where...

    This one reads a little differently. _Where you'll find me_ had aspects of a mystery -- there were unknown details, and there was the central theme of "what drove her so hard?". _The Last...
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    In general, state law will include some catch-all...

    In general, state law will include some catch-all clause whereby any violation of any executive order, if the order is issued under color of a declared emergency, is subject to some kind of penalty...
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    WMNF does not have it listed on their roads page...

    WMNF does not have it listed on their roads page (which is now on Facebook, sigh...) and they've been pretty good about checking with MDOT in the past. I can't find any info about it on the MDOT...
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    I've been using the UnderArmour ColdGear glove...

    I've been using the UnderArmour ColdGear glove liners, just because that's what I found last time I went shopping a few years ago. (I bought two pairs.) They've held up well. They're close-fitting,...
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