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    As someone who is quite terrified of dogs, this...

    As someone who is quite terrified of dogs, this is worrisome. Over the years, I have learned many techniques (from people on this forum!) to control my demeanor when approached by an unleashed...
  2. Thread: The Bigelows

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    Beautiful area and a tough pair of peaks to hike....

    Beautiful area and a tough pair of peaks to hike. Great photos!
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    Thanks for making us aware of this! I plan to...

    Thanks for making us aware of this! I plan to call and comment today.

    I love the Mt. Langdon Shelter and have spent many nights there. (You can make a nice loop with Rocky Branch, Stairs Col, DP,...
  4. How about the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens? ...

    How about the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens?

    Lots to see there.

    http://www.mainegardens.org/
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    Oklahoma City bombing. I was on the AT and when...

    Oklahoma City bombing. I was on the AT and when we hitched to a town for resupply, it was on every TV and radio. So weird.
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    Epic story! I wish we still had those green...

    Epic story!

    I wish we still had those green squares to give out :)
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    Came back to a remote parking lot after a long...

    Came back to a remote parking lot after a long winter hike to find my Hyundai Elantra trapped in the slush that solidified into ice during my hike. No cell reception, 10PM, 0 degrees.

    Walked until...
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    I use an Eagle Creek "Pack It" cube for all the...

    I use an Eagle Creek "Pack It" cube for all the small things in my backpack.

    It weighs .67 oz and fits all those odd bits that would have gone in the brain or in another container, like first-aid,...
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    Peter says mine are the shortest, widest ones...

    Peter says mine are the shortest, widest ones he's ever made.

    I got them in 1993, resoled twice. Mother Limmer did my measuring.

    They have received a lot of use. Wore them on the AT in '95.
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    That's cool about the "11 more steps." Pulling...

    That's cool about the "11 more steps."

    Pulling a pulk up any incline can be quite a test of will.
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    Good luck tomorrow, sierra! Please let us know...

    Good luck tomorrow, sierra! Please let us know how everything works out.

    There's a lot of great advice in this thread- especially for those of us who are approaching the age of wear and tear.
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    I met John on a winter hike up Hale some years...

    I met John on a winter hike up Hale some years ago. It was there that he told me what his username meant. Funny guy. He will be sorely missed. RIP, John. I offer my condolences to his family and...
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    Oooh, it works! Thanks, Dave! ...

    Oooh, it works!

    Thanks, Dave!

    https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42919953_1933712206674429_8774180657409556480_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&oh=7290f5cae21297b89707f2b8842ef4ea&oe=5C4BD841
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    Can someone explain how to post a Facebook photo...

    Can someone explain how to post a Facebook photo here?

    I've tried a few different things, without success :confused:

    I can figure out how to post a photo from my computer, but not Facebook.
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    I hiked Bunnell Notch Trail on Saturday for Flags...

    I hiked Bunnell Notch Trail on Saturday for Flags n the 48. There is only one true 'stream crossing' which was easily hopped. Overall, the trail was pretty dry. Very overgrown for the first...
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    FYI, I will be on Cabot. I have participated in...

    FYI, I will be on Cabot. I have participated in this event for many years with my son. He can't make it this year because he is off in the Navy:)

    If anyone wants to join me, the Cabot team is...
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    That is truly the best way to go up Isolation. I...

    That is truly the best way to go up Isolation. I have hiked Isolation many times via that route. It has the best of everything about the Whites. Anxious to go back again!
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    Very cool, Cumulus!

    Very cool, Cumulus!
  19. I think I'll want to refer back to this thread in...

    I think I'll want to refer back to this thread in the future for all this information that is way over my head at the moment.

    I have had my GPS that was first mentioned back in this thread. Two...
  20. Thread: Tom Jenks

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    So sad to hear of teejay's passing. He was a...

    So sad to hear of teejay's passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by many.
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    And give yourself credit for hiking that 0.3...

    And give yourself credit for hiking that 0.3 1980's style!
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    Done, and thanks for all you do!

    Done, and thanks for all you do!
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    Great job reflecting on that, peakbagger! I...

    Great job reflecting on that, peakbagger!

    I hiked Pierce and Eisenhower on January 11, 2008. It seemed that everything above a certain elevation was encased in ice still. The forest lost many...
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    At an absolute minimum, I carry two headlamps and...

    At an absolute minimum, I carry two headlamps and one flashlight, any time I head out for a hike.

    I'm a late starter, usually not putting boots on the trail before noon.

    And I hike real slow,...
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    Oddly enough, I was scolded by a woman on the...

    Oddly enough, I was scolded by a woman on the Guinea Pond/Flat Mountain Pond Trail yesterday for not wearing blaze orange. I was wearing orange pants and a blaze yellow longsleeved top. Is the...
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