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    Woodchuck condoms... ;)

    Woodchuck condoms... ;)
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    If you don't mind a roommate (or several), check...

    If you don't mind a roommate (or several), check out the White Mountains Hostel in Conway.

    I stayed there last fall, and it was clean, has shower/kitchen facilities and -- best of all -- was...
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    Great post, John. As a Wilderness EMT, I've...

    Great post, John.

    As a Wilderness EMT, I've highlighted several of the key concepts that people should keep in mind when reading rescue/recovery stories like this one.

    Condolences to the...
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    I just finished his book (Snow in the Kingdom: My...

    I just finished his book (Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest) not long ago, and it's one of my favorites on the subject of Everest/high-altitude mountaineering. Lots of good pics, too.
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    Having worked hard to be able to copy CW at 20wpm...

    Having worked hard to be able to copy CW at 20wpm to earn my Extra Class ticket back in the day, I was bummed when I learned the FCC had eliminated the Morse Code requirement. :rolleyes:
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    If there is not enough snow and/or ice filling in...

    If there is not enough snow and/or ice filling in the steepest section it would be virtually impossible for most people to get through some of the crux steep sections down low on the LHWR, as was the...
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    ^^^This. Sorry to be a little late to the...

    ^^^This.


    Sorry to be a little late to the party here, but I thought mirabela's comment above was worth highlighting. I concur with the other comments that it's less about what you carry in your...
  8. Thread: Knots For Hiking

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    Website: Grog's Animated Knots...

    Website: Grog's Animated Knots. They also have a smartphone app.

    Knots: Munter hitch (for lowering), clove hitch and girth hitch (for lashing stuff), tautline hitch (for tightening tent...
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    If you end up not finding anything, keep an eye...

    If you end up not finding anything, keep an eye on the AMC CT Chapter events page, as we'll be adding a Backcountry Navigation workshop for sometime in the spring, probably early/mid-April(ish). It...
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    Answering that question would require logical...

    Answering that question would require logical thinking, which is not something Congress (or mid-level bureaucrats, for that matter) is/are known for. :rolleyes:
  11. Thread: Carrigain

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    Carrigain

    Will be in NH this weekend and planning to hike Carrigain/Vose on Saturday with a trail buddy. Just wanted to confirm that Sawyer River Road is still open. The map says "road closed in winter", but...
  12. There...fixed that for ya. :rolleyes:

    There...fixed that for ya. :rolleyes:
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    Congrats, Tom! That's a right impressive...

    Congrats, Tom! That's a right impressive accomplishment.

    FYI, I especially like the fact that a quarter of those peaks were climbed in winter. That's "gittin' 'er done" in my book!




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  14. Thread: energy bars

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    ^^^Troo dat... ...and is what I usually eat as...

    ^^^Troo dat...

    ...and is what I usually eat as recovery food from my long runs.


    Not ideal for Day 3 of a weeklong hike, though. :rolleyes:
  15. Poll: Can't make it this year, unfortunately. :( ...

    Can't make it this year, unfortunately. :(

    My oldest has her first lead role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast which runs this weekend, so I'll be clapping wildly from the front row tomorrow...
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    My climbing partner is gluten-intolerant and he's...

    My climbing partner is gluten-intolerant and he's a big fan of Kind bars (as well Whole Foods' gluten-free muffins, which we have to stop and pick up for him just about every trip.... :rolleyes:)
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    Don't forget to tip your waitress! ;) ...

    Don't forget to tip your waitress! ;)


    Speaking of which, I recently snagged a 10-pack of Mountain House dinners -- sampler pack of 3 different flavors, IIRC -- at Costco (of all places) for...
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    Check yer PMs...

    Check yer PMs...
  19. Thread: Drone base

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    Hmmmm, given the drones are on Mt. Washington,...

    Hmmmm, given the drones are on Mt. Washington, who do we think the real intended target is, here...Al Qaeda or POSTHOLERS!! :eek:

    :rolleyes: ;) :D
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    Hey...I helped, too! :eek:

    Hey...I helped, too! :eek:
  21. Can't make it to the signings listed above, but...

    Can't make it to the signings listed above, but lemme know if your press tour ever brings you down to Connecticut! ;)

    FYI, there's a mini-review/inteview with Trish on the Rock and Ice Magazine...
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    "Looooo-cy...joo got some 'splaining to do!" :D

    "Looooo-cy...joo got some 'splaining to do!" :D
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    http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp7/Alpinisto/Humor/No-Darth_Vader.jpg




    That's what I'd do.


    Once the kids are older and you wanna get back into climbing (trust me...it'll happen),...
  24. Funny you should mention that. A couple years...

    Funny you should mention that. A couple years ago, I saw one of these MH Absolute Zero suits listed on feePay :rolleyes: or one of the climbing boards' for sale forums (can't remember which) and in...
  25. ^^^There are the takeaways (bolded), right there....

    ^^^There are the takeaways (bolded), right there. <facepalm>

    Almost daily I'm in awe of just how poor many businesses' customer service policies and, more importantly, personnel truly are. With...
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