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    I use "dancer's pads" which have a cut out for...

    I use "dancer's pads" which have a cut out for the ball of the big toe.
    https://www.amazon.com/PediFix-Pedi-gel-Dancers-Pads-2-Count/dp/B004G8L36W

    I still have pain barefoot, but with the pad,...
  2. Thread: Campsaver?

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    I've been a big fan of campsaver so far. I had...

    I've been a big fan of campsaver so far. I had not heard of them until I moved to the area (UT), but so far they've taken care of me. They'll have 20% off full priced item sales pretty frequently....
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    I've had mice eat through elastic hip pockets of...

    I've had mice eat through elastic hip pockets of a backpack when they were stored in my garage, and I've also had abrasion wear through side pockets of another pack. My solution was to simply sew...
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    Sugarloaf Tower Collapse

    https://www.wmtw.com/article/wind-topples-tower-on-sugarloaf-summit-update1/26529869

    Some of the ME peaks had the highest winds I've experienced while hiking. I remember trying to steer clear of...
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    I don't remember the overnight temps, but we...

    I don't remember the overnight temps, but we brought -20 bags to zealand years ago, and they were way too warm. I don't think that had much to do with the stove in the common area, but more the...
  6. A few years ago we were able to hitch a ride to...

    A few years ago we were able to hitch a ride to the summer trailhead in an F150. It was early in the season (late December or early January). Like Tom says, eventually the logging roads (bridges or...
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    I've been usurped!!! (kidding) Putting in an...

    I've been usurped!!! (kidding)

    Putting in an order right now!
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    John also holds the distinction of telling some...

    John also holds the distinction of telling some of the worst puns I've ever heard in my entire life.

    One of my favorite facts about John is his "Paradox" screen name is actually in reference to...
  9. I walk on my toes exclusively, my heals almost...

    I walk on my toes exclusively, my heals almost never hit the ground during a normal stride. I actually supinate (roll outwards) more than pronate due to my gait (very tight hamstrings and achillies)....
  10. https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/state/ny...

    https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/state/ny
    https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/state/nh - See New England Topo for all of New England

    You'll need Garmin Mapsource software (you can get it for free...
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    If you want stiff; these are for you:...

    If you want stiff; these are for you:
    https://www.scarpa.com/kinesis-pro-gtx

    These might as well have been lightweight mountaineering boots.

    I bought these about the same time as I took the...
  12. I use Backcountry Navigator Pro for offline...

    I use Backcountry Navigator Pro for offline mapping on my phone (you download your maps in advance). The resolution/quality on the maps is as good as I get on my 60CSx and my current phone is water...
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    I haven't used the WM online guide, my go-to tool...

    I haven't used the WM online guide, my go-to tool of choice has either been hand-drawing lines in:
    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com and then counting the topo contours to get the total gain/descent
    ...
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    Back when I lugged my camera around, I wanted to...

    Back when I lugged my camera around, I wanted to come up with a solution that used my trekking poles, which I was carrying anyways. I never pulled the trigger on building something, but it looks like...
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    Thanks Peakbagger - Great reminder this time of...

    Thanks Peakbagger - Great reminder this time of year that throwing a small folding saw in your pack can make a huge difference. Something like the item pictured below can make quick work of a tangled...
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    I'm not familiar with the places you've...

    I'm not familiar with the places you've mentioned, but I'm a very big fan of hiking in Harriman State Park (aka Bear Mountain) in the Hudson Valley. The AT goes through there and many of the peaks...
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    Cool article. One of my most exciting hiking...

    Cool article.

    One of my most exciting hiking memories was climbing Moosilauke in winter from the Glencliff side. When we reached south peak and crossed the ridge to the summit proper, there were...
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    RE: #2 If you buy your airfare with a high-end...

    RE: #2

    If you buy your airfare with a high-end credit card, it typically includes some form of insurance. The airlines also have their own.

    For really big trips, I tend to buy travel insurance...
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    Completed presi traverse on Jackson near sunset...

    Completed presi traverse on Jackson near sunset where we met a party having an evening picnic. We knew we'd be getting down after dark and they left the summit ~15 minutes before us. We caught up to...
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    Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, and...

    Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, and even Target all have a selection of running apparel (though often hit-or-miss). I've found a number of wind shirts at these locations for running (and...
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    Based on my interpretation of the regulations, at...

    Based on my interpretation of the regulations, at large camping is allowed in the western high peaks (and in the eastern high peaks outside of the Marcy Dam/Flowed Lands corridor) based on the...
  22. For a winter layering system I would consider two...

    For a winter layering system I would consider two possible routes:

    1) Mid weight (but slightly wind resistant) fleece (e.g. OR centrifuge, Patagonia Piton, Patagonia R1) plus a ultra-light-weight...
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    I struggled with exactly the same problem with...

    I struggled with exactly the same problem with the MSR bindings. I loved the MSR snowshoes, but over the span of a few years, I started getting bruises on the top of my foot (in both winter hiking...
  24. Thread: ADK Question

    by bignslow
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    Sigh... fixed.

    Sigh... fixed.
  25. Thread: ADK Question

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    Sorry for the snark, I clearly misinterpreted. ...

    Sorry for the snark, I clearly misinterpreted.

    I'm in the same camp, dogs are awesome, the owners are usually the issue :-)
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