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    I think the biggest decision she made incorrectly...

    I think the biggest decision she made incorrectly was getting out of the car that morning. At that point she should have been alert, in possession of the relevant information and in control of her...
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    Not a direct comparison but I bought a pair of...

    Not a direct comparison but I bought a pair of their waterproof gloves several years ago thinking they'd be good for Winter hiking grabbing snowy trees, etc and while waterproof they were...
  3. There has been a section of the AT South of...

    There has been a section of the AT South of Greylock I've been wanting to hit for a few weeks now but I haven't gone because I'm a CT resident and my CT plate at the trailhead would invite problems....
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    I've seen people like Philip Carcia post Summer...

    I've seen people like Philip Carcia post Summer loop times of just over 2 hours so I'm sure the higher end types are capable of doing this in well under 4 hours in good Winter conditions. It's...
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    Cool. Thanks. I'll add it to my bookmarks.

    Cool. Thanks. I'll add it to my bookmarks.
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    Is that a legit site? There are some pretty...

    Is that a legit site? There are some pretty serious discounts on some of the stuff. I'm not familiar with that company.
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    Just when you think people can't be any dumber...

    Just when you think people can't be any dumber and negligent.....BAM...someone steps up to the plate. I find this particular incident totally outrageous, especially considering they're from the area...
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    Finally got cold enough here in CT for a trial...

    Finally got cold enough here in CT for a trial run on "stacking". It went pretty well. I wore my usual base layers and socks I'd have hiking, a heavyweight Minus 33 fleece zip up top, down booties,...
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    There was a thread and this is an excellent movie.

    There was a thread and this is an excellent movie.
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    Hah! I have these socks as well and they are...

    Hah! I have these socks as well and they are awesome.
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    A lot of the outdoor companies have been trying...

    A lot of the outdoor companies have been trying to capture the market for "suburban mountaineers" looking for hardcore outdoor gear to go out on the town. Been a trend for awhile now actually. I...
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    Avalanche forecast was for high danger as well...

    Avalanche forecast was for high danger as well and based on that last article there are lots of unprepared and inexperienced skiiers looking to get into the ravines. Another bad sign.
  13. The huge surge in cases coincides with colder...

    The huge surge in cases coincides with colder temps and more people going inside where air circulation is likely suspect in many establishments. Restaurants have tons of people together not wearing...
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    Those look very interesting for trail hiking. If...

    Those look very interesting for trail hiking. If they grip when flexed they'd be a perfect snowshoe for all the side hills and uneven footing we run into in New England. Looking forward to some...
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    I drive longer than that for day hikes.... :)

    I drive longer than that for day hikes.... :)
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    Indeed the "Savage Mountain". I assume this...

    Indeed the "Savage Mountain". I assume this fatality was part of another team. I believe the team that successfully summited on the 16th was all Nepalese sherpas. The article I think mentioned...
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    K2 Winter Ascent

    I guess this long coveted "first" is on the books. Pretty impressive. I like how the team summited together so no individual took credit for being first.
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    Pretty intriguing and sad story.

    Pretty intriguing and sad story.
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    Oh my God does that look amazing! The hiking...

    Oh my God does that look amazing! The hiking there does look incredible.
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    I was going to give it the "no guts, no glory"...

    I was going to give it the "no guts, no glory" approach and just push deep into the wilderness, let it get dark and start unpacking crap and see if it works... :p

    Seriously, I know you're not...
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    OK. You really had me thinking quilt. As I...

    OK. You really had me thinking quilt. As I mentioned my max low temp would be in the 0-10 deg F range so layering is an option, either with my down pants and jacket and/or a 40 deg down REI bag I...
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    Good article. Thanks.

    Good article. Thanks.
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    Ah yes but I think the proper approach is to ask...

    Ah yes but I think the proper approach is to ask yourself, as you're stepping through the ropes, -"What happens if Mike Tyson does punch me in the mouth?". :)
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    I'm a side sleeper too and have learned the...

    I'm a side sleeper too and have learned the "stuff insulation around your neck" trick too. Does work pretty well. It's sounding like an 80L or so pack would be the proper volume if I make that...
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    I think the epic canister vs liquid fuel happened...

    I think the epic canister vs liquid fuel happened with my original Winter hiking post last year. I recall getting A LOT of advice on a stove in that post. :)

    Thanks for the detailed answer as...
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