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    I like Clifshots. I use the Raz (Rasberry)...

    I like Clifshots. I use the Raz (Rasberry) flavor sometimes for cycling rides, and often on hikes. Although lately I've been more fond of granola bars on hikes. I still carry gels as a backup.
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    Hmmm, good point David. Thanks. --Mike

    Hmmm, good point David.
    Thanks.
    --Mike
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    Ed, So sorry for your loss. Lauky truly had...

    Ed,

    So sorry for your loss. Lauky truly had the heart & spirit of an adventurer.
    Thanks for posting Lauky's photo and sharing his stories. Have always enjoyed your postings.

    Best,
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    Raymond, Tim & Peakbagger, Thanks very much...

    Raymond, Tim & Peakbagger,

    Thanks very much for your replies. As it turns out we found adequate parking in the Signal Ridge Parking Lot, despite our late arrival (9:30am) this past Saturday. ...
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    Hey Raymond, Thanks for your detailed...

    Hey Raymond,

    Thanks for your detailed information. You've been very helpful.

    A good friend and I were trying to fathom how much time to allot for this hike -- adding an extra couple miles...
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    Folks -- does anyone know how far up Sawyer River...

    Folks -- does anyone know how far up Sawyer River Road (FR42) one can park? It's been 20+ years since I've hiked Carrigan via Signal Ridge Trail.
    I wondered if the washout on Sawyer River Road...
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    Condolences to her husband, family and friends....

    Condolences to her husband, family and friends. So tragic.

    More details will emerge over time to provide a more complete picture of experience level, intent and maybe what exactly went wrong. ...
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    Padded camera cases or the smaller 1 liter OR...

    Padded camera cases or the smaller 1 liter OR insulated water bottle holders are helpful. As Doug suggested, putting the batteries closer to you helps also. Or as MtnRunr said - chem packs also...
  9. Sandwich Dome & Jennings Peak via Sandwich & Drakes Brook Trails - Sunday 5/19/2013

    Sunday 5/19/2013

    Trail Conditions: Took Sandwich Mountain Trail up and Drakes Brook Trail down. Both trails generally clear with a few blow-downs. Most of the uncleared blow downs were on the...
  10. Flat Breads for pizza in North Conway. They are...

    Flat Breads for pizza in North Conway. They are on the pricey side for pizza, but it's good. Also, I rarely stop for dinner on the way home from hiking unless I was planning to stop for dinner...
  11. Congrats, Adam! Great achievement! --Mike

    Congrats, Adam! Great achievement! --Mike
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    Be careful on one section of Kinsman Ridge Trail,...

    Be careful on one section of Kinsman Ridge Trail, part of the way down from Cannon. In Dec 2011, on the way down from Cannon, I *think* it was after Coppermine Col, there was a washout section with...
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    So sorry to hear and so sad. Prayers and...

    So sorry to hear and so sad. Prayers and thoughts for his family and friends.

    --Mike
  14. Looks like you had a great day up there. ...

    Looks like you had a great day up there. Beautiful visibility! Nice trip report and photos, too!

    Mike

    PS It's a different experience on Moosilauke's summit in the winter without the...
  15. Nah, the grey jays are way smarter than to...

    Nah, the grey jays are way smarter than to become entangled in beanie propeller props. Once more, as the large group with beanies/goggles would have been so distracted watching their heads-up...
  16. Congrats to you both! What a great...

    Congrats to you both! What a great accomplishment!
    Nice trip report, too! :)

    Mike
  17. Wow. Well, I've seen a unicyclist on this year's...

    Wow. Well, I've seen a unicyclist on this year's Mt Washington Hill Climb. And I had seen a Banff Film Fest film short on unicyclists riding in woods, bike parks, and doing various 2 wheel tricks...
  18. Maybe 18"-20" snow Southern NH areas around N Nashua...

    Hard to tell -- haven't dug out yet, but I'm guessing from a visual inspection we have about 18"-20" of powdery stuff and higher drifts in North Nashua/Merrimack/Amherst/E. Hollis, NH areas.
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    St John also has an underwater trail. Facemask...

    St John also has an underwater trail. Facemask and snorkel are probably better than boots and a pack on this one! :)

    Mike
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    I agree - a great read. Thanks for sharing with...

    I agree - a great read. Thanks for sharing with us all.
    Mike
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    Thanks, John. I'll keep that address around for...

    Thanks, John. I'll keep that address around for the next time I have a Flex Alps failure!

    Mike
  22. Thanks, Doug. I haven't used Leki's (formerly...

    Thanks, Doug. I haven't used Leki's (formerly available) cleaning kit, but I constructed my own from some Harbor Freight Brushes. I've also used 600 or higher grit sandpaper to cleanout both the...
  23. I have a pair of Leki low-end Al twist-lock poles...

    I have a pair of Leki low-end Al twist-lock poles that I use for 3 season hiking, and I switched last winter to using a pair of Black Diamond Al poles [a return at LLBean's outlet]. I like the BD...
  24. Great trip report and photos. Glad y'all had...

    Great trip report and photos. Glad y'all had such a nice day up there.
    Mike
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    Thanks, Maddy, glad that you do. Well, EMS...

    Thanks, Maddy, glad that you do.

    Well, EMS came through. When I brought in my snowshoes this morning, this time with the original receipt to the EMS Nashua Store (instead without the receipt to...
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