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  1. For anyone who might be going to the ADKhighpeaks...

    For anyone who might be going to the ADKhighpeaks gathering and traveling the Northway in the Lake George area, the book is available at the ADK Headquarters in Lake George, just off the Lake Luzerne...
  2. The Catskill 67: A Hikerís Guide to the Catskill 100 Highest Peaks under 3500í

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-axqbHwijTfI/TyFVrYrK4cI/AAAAAAABBEY/NWx2RCaAES8/s400/CATSKILL%25252067%252520-%252520Covers%252520-%252520final%2525201-4-12.jpeg


    For those forum members...
  3. Thread: energy sheets

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    It's essentially caffeine (one cup of coffee)...

    It's essentially caffeine (one cup of coffee) with some B vitamins thrown in.

    http://radionutrition.com/2011/08/31/energy-sheets-wheres-the-energy/
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    DEC has a list of recommended hikes while the...

    DEC has a list of recommended hikes while the cleanup is going on (here). Pitchoff is specifically mentioned. I imagine this list could change frequently. It might be best to call the ranger...
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    Nice job, Fran and Steve!! :D

    Nice job, Fran and Steve!! :D
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    When we flew to Patagonia (2009) and Haute Route...

    When we flew to Patagonia (2009) and Haute Route in Europe (2005) we put our poles in our duffle bags (checked) both times with no problem. Joanne fashioned a styrofoam protector for the tips. Of...
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    Though we did it in May (too late in the spring,...

    Though we did it in May (too late in the spring, IMO, at least for that particular year), our MSR Pocket Rocket did just fine. Our high temp (unusual) was c. 104. I think average temps at Phantom...
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    From an episode of "The Office: ...

    From an episode of "The Office:

    http://www.geeksugar.com/Michael-Dwight-from-Office-1572902
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    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/ Technique I...

    http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/

    Technique I learned from an EMS employee:
    http://www.hitthetrail.com/boot_lacing.php
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    Did an overnight to Siamese Ponds, Adirondacks...

    Did an overnight to Siamese Ponds, Adirondacks this past weekend. Mid-70's, no wind. It was buggy, but not horribly so, except near the vlei at the bottom of the shoulder over 11th mountain...
  11. Thread: Hiking info?

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    All excellent suggestions above. I would add...

    All excellent suggestions above. I would add Phelps for a relatively easy 4K peak.
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    I have read (and posted somewhere on the forum)...

    I have read (and posted somewhere on the forum) that the maximum effective percentage of DEET is something like 35% (I forget the exact number). 100% DEET is no more effective; it only lasts longer....
  13. Thread: Bugs?

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    We hiked Cat and Thomas Mtns. (west side Lake...

    We hiked Cat and Thomas Mtns. (west side Lake George) last Saturday. Bugs were out in force that day. It rained in the AM, and there was virtually no breeze to keep them at bay. Some in our party...
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    Though I think I ingested most of them, there...

    Though I think I ingested most of them, there were still plenty of black flies to go around in Lake George (Cat & Thomas Mtns.) this past Saturday. I used DEET, got a few bites, but not too bad. ...
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    Does this help?

    http://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31293

    Dick
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    My "moments" of stupidity probably add up to...

    My "moments" of stupidity probably add up to hours, but one that comes quickly to mind was on a bushwhack in VT. We got to the top and I couldn't find my Windshirt jacket or my lunch. Had I snagged...
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    Plateau Mt. (Catskills) 4/24/11

    t's been a while since I posted a trip report of our hikes, but thought I should post one for a Cat3500 Club hike. Joanne and I took four others up Plateau Mt. from Rt. 214-Notch Lake side of the...
  18. From their website: "While our Kahtoola KTS...

    From their website:

    "While our Kahtoola KTS Crampons are flexible and slightly more aggressive our MICROspikesģ Traction System lets you travel safely and quickly across ice, scree, snow-covered...
  19. Thread: Bear Canisters

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    Poll: Also a little off-topic, but still related: A...

    Also a little off-topic, but still related:

    A friend of mine worked with Granite Gear to develop the Nimbus Core pack. I saw a prototype of it, and I like the concept. Essentially it's designed...
  20. Thread: Bear Canisters

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    Poll: The BearVault manufacturer states the following,...

    The BearVault manufacturer states the following, in part, regarding Yellow-Yellow:
    Accordingly, BearVault recommends against using BearVault canisters in the Lake Colden/Marcy Dam corridor and the...
  21. Thread: Bear Canisters

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    Poll: Good advice. A small point, but I've noticed...

    Good advice. A small point, but I've noticed that all of the major canisters (Garcia, Bearvault, Bearikade) refer to their canisters as "bear resistant", not "bear proof". Possibly for legal...
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    http://www.nationalrunningcenter.com/32North-STABI...

    http://www.nationalrunningcenter.com/32North-STABILicers-Sport-Replacement-Cleats/productinfo/32NORTHCL/

    Suggestion: consider Microspikes as an alternative:
    http://www.rei.com/product/774966
    ...
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    Ringing in the New Year on Baxter Mt. (NY)

    In keeping with our long-standing tradition, which we started just last year, we rang in the New Year on a mountaintop.

    The festivities actually started at the Ark Trail Inn in Upper Jay, where a...
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    Hi Gordon, Tom Haskins runs a shuttle service...

    Hi Gordon,

    Tom Haskins runs a shuttle service for NPT hikers. Info is here.
    Best info may be at one of the links I mentioned above: http://www.nptrail.org
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    Our thruhike was 11 days. Carrying a tent is...

    Our thruhike was 11 days. Carrying a tent is always a good idea, as lean-tos may be full. Do to a grossly oversized group at Tirrell Pond, we tented that night. At Duck Hole, both lean-tos were...
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