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    My suggestion would be to start on the west side,...

    My suggestion would be to start on the west side, at the trailhead for the Hopper and Money Brook Trails. I'd take the Money Brook trail all the way to where it crosses Notch Road, turn right on Old...
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    When I was growing up we loved to hike up to...

    When I was growing up we loved to hike up to Sunfish Pond from the Delaware Water Gap. I think this link should get you to a map of this hike and many others in the area probably referenced in the...
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    Great trip report and pictures. Congratulations...

    Great trip report and pictures. Congratulations on an excellent accomplishment. Funny, I don't mind steep ups that much, but that one shot of Jenn downclimbing on the solid ice with her crampons...
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    Jess, Nice pictures and trip report. You seem...

    Jess,
    Nice pictures and trip report. You seem to keep your cool pretty well dealing with the uncertainties and difficulties of a solo backpack/bushwack when you also know that you're completely on...
  5. Thread: Mt Greylock

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    I think the Greylock road is too gradual for...

    I think the Greylock road is too gradual for snowshoeing, and with all sorts of great trail options for the 'shoes I would opt for them. Now, xcountry skiing is another thing. I've never done it...
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    I personally prefer the trails in the Money Brook...

    I personally prefer the trails in the Money Brook and Hopper area. You can also go over Prospect Mt. first and then swing over to Williams, Fitch and Greylock. The Hopper is a very cool forested...
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    The advice to use the unmarked side trail west of...

    The advice to use the unmarked side trail west of the AT over to Mt. Washington Road is good. And note the comment that you cross the Mass border just to the north of the junction with this trail...
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    Here's ...

    Here's another link with lots of good ideas about Western Mass, Western CT hikes.
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    This post...

    This post has lots of good info.

    From a runners perspective, the best loop is up the Undermountain Trail to the AT to the Summit of Bear, down the north side, right turn on Paradise Lane and back...
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    Bear Mt. CT and an obscure Bee Line

    First time back up in northwest CT in three months. Got the usual early start so I saw no one on the Undermountain and AT up to Bear, just one very quiet, solitary woman reading a book on the...
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    Tom, The summit area of Equinox is, as you...

    Tom,
    The summit area of Equinox is, as you described, a mixed bag. Nice views but lots of unnatural stuff. I almost always make a quick stop there, then head straight north along the very short...
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    Bear encounter in Connecticut

    Reading the post on the bear encounter on Cannon Mt. prompted me to report a close encounter I had last week in Connecticut. And it was actually in an area surrounded by suburban develoment. Early...
  13. Very much agree with Kevin, the hike outlined is...

    Very much agree with Kevin, the hike outlined is a very very ambitious one. Also, as I think was mentioned, people often avoid planning to go down 6 Husbands. But, if you wanted to stick with an...
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    [QUOTE=roadtripper][list]Let them lead on the...

    [QUOTE=roadtripper][list]Let them lead on the hike so that they are 100% in control of the hiking pace. Stop for brakes periodically even if you aren't tired or they want to keep going. For some...
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    I wouldn't bypass the Subway. It's one of the...

    I wouldn't bypass the Subway. It's one of the most unique and cool features of a trail in the White Mountains. It gets a little picky in spots, but it's great fun.

    One of the most spectacular...
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    Congratulations on an excellent accomplishment! ...

    Congratulations on an excellent accomplishment! I did the race back in 1991 and will never forget it. It's one of those type of experiences that you don't really have an appreciation of how tough...
  17. I'm with the "just come out and ask" approach....

    I'm with the "just come out and ask" approach. Sometimes, I may modify and say: do you use online hiking sites? and then zero in on VFFT if they say yes. But a month or so ago I just came out and...
  18. Here the link: Lost Climbers in Alaska...

    Here the link: Lost Climbers in Alaska

    Very sad story.
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    Very cool CA Sierra Trip Report

    Thought this trip report was particularly thrilling. Amazing pictures, good story, and certainly a pretty over-the-top accomplishment. But the only thing I wondered about was how many of these...
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    Question: Is this something I can do to view...

    Question: Is this something I can do to view Webshots album links people post up on the board for me/us to view? That is, if someone uses Webshots to put together a set of pictures, do I have an...
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    Webshots extremely slow???

    Over the last month or so, all of a sudden, Webshots is very slow on my computer. So much so that I can't really get through a slide show, since it takes minutes for each picture to come up. Even...
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    Thanks for all the good thinking and...

    Thanks for all the good thinking and introspection on this topic. One of the things I like the most about this hiking community on these boards is its basic humanity, fundamental kindness and an...
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    Mt. Madison rescue: why so much anger??

    Looking through the thread on the Madison rescue, I was struck by the intensity of the criticism and anger generated by this incident (as were some of the other posters). I want to throw out the...
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    Bear Mt and more on the Bee Line Trail

    Revisited Bear on Saturday (5/28). Day turned out to be a lot nicer than expected. Kept getting sunnier and sunnier.

    Anyway, here are some more detailed diretions to find the Bee Line from the...
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    I'll throw in my two cents. I'd have a plan B if...

    I'll throw in my two cents. I'd have a plan B if it is absolutely clear that the water is raging (i.e. major rains in the couple days before you plan to go).
    I think that plan B could include...
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