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    In a total ripoff of a famous song, the AMC could...

    In a total ripoff of a famous song, the AMC could make a Village People sort of video whereby three people act out the A-M-C letters.
    That would help people understand the logo as well as satisfy...
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    That's quite a sense of entitlement you've got...

    That's quite a sense of entitlement you've got there. Keep in mind one key fact about those wealthy, chunky people who only walked 1.5 miles to the hut to gorge on all that food: they paid for it,...
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    I agree, her story is bogus. Look at her...

    I agree, her story is bogus. Look at her feet....looks like she just got a pedicure.

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    Mt Clay. Regardless of which of the two Clay...

    Mt Clay. Regardless of which of the two Clay bumps I'm on, the other one is higher. Same goes for South Twin.
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    I must have missed it too. I hadn’t heard of this...

    I must have missed it too. I hadn’t heard of this Bales story. Thanks for posting it..
  6. Thread: The Blue Hour

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    Backpacking trip to Heart Lake in Yellowstone...

    Backpacking trip to Heart Lake in Yellowstone National Park.
    A brief break in the weather after a brutal electrical storm.
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  7. On the way to the summit, the winds on Ball Crag...

    On the way to the summit, the winds on Ball Crag were stronger than those current summit winds, so I'd guess between 55-60 mph on Ball Crag is the strongest winds I've hiked in.
    As to your question...
  8. Thread: The Blue Hour

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    The Blue Hour

    There aren't enough photos here anymore. Let's change that.

    Post your favorite dawn or dusk hiking photo.


    Hanging out on Mt Clay at about 4:30am
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  9. Jonathan, I think if you stick with it and keep...

    Jonathan, I think if you stick with it and keep practicing, you'll eventually get the hang of this photography thing.
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    Based the slope of the terrain, your itinerary,...

    Based the slope of the terrain, your itinerary, and the shadows (meaning angle of sun in autumn), my guess is near North Lafayette.
  11. Great report. You described it just as I...

    Great report. You described it just as I remember it from three years ago.
    Glad you got the permit for the cables. My biceps were toast when I got to the top
    of the cables due to going as fast as...
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    I parked at Gale River Trail lot this past...

    I parked at Gale River Trail lot this past Saturday and did not pay. I walked around the lot and the info kiosk, and I couldn't find any pay tube or pay signs or envelopes. Then again, I'm not too...
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    Nope, not true. I drive 45 MPH through there, as...

    Nope, not true. I drive 45 MPH through there, as do the dozen cars fortunate enough to be stuck behind me at that time. And when the road converts back to two lanes each way, I move over so those...
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    Best hikes in the Berkshires

    What are your favorite hikes that you've done in the Berkshires?
    Two main types I'm looking for:
    1) Best hikes for a 5-year-old. Looking for rivers/streams, some moderate ups and downs, and some...
  15. This is a great trip report. The soft pastel...

    This is a great trip report. The soft pastel light in the first photo in post #8 is a photographer's dream.
  16. I might be missing something simple, but... -...

    I might be missing something simple, but...
    - the first link wouldn't let me read it unless I gave money.
    - the second link had a really cool photo, but no meat, just basically pointed the reader...
  17. Thread: Mt. Chocorua

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    Mt. Chocorua

    I've long been wanting to visit Mt Chocorua during foliage season. Finally got the chance on October 14th. Beautiful day. Lots of clouds to the south.
    All other directions were in and out of the...
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    Cool and Windy on Franconia Ridge

    On October 1st, I did a little known hike called the Little Haystack / Lincoln / Lafayette loop.
    It's a beautiful hike; it'll probably catch on. The forecast was sunny, cold, and windy. And
    that...
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    Thank you for the first-hand info. That's good...

    Thank you for the first-hand info. That's good news. I thought the peak colors would be farther south by now.
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    Tom Some suggestions: Hike the Cascade...

    Tom

    Some suggestions:

    Hike the Cascade Canyon Trail. Once you get past Inspiration Point, you'll lose 90% of the crowd. Turn around wherever you like. The canyon is beautiful. We came...
  21. Chutes and Ladders...or hiking the Sphinx and Six Husbands trails

    With all the rain that pounded the Whites on Saturday July 1st, I was looking for a relatively dry hike with easy water crossings. So naturally I chose the Sphinx, Great Gulf, and Six Husbands...
  22. Thread: Alpine Garden

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    I don't go to the summit sign anymore unless I've...

    I don't go to the summit sign anymore unless I've hiked up with someone who's on their first Mt Washington hike. But it would never occur to me that, as a hiker, I would have summit photo priority...
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    Mt Washington and Mt Clay ... May 28th

    Up Ammo to Mt Washington. Still some stretches of snow on the trail just below treeline. Trails and summit much less crowded than I expected. Going down Gulfside toward Jewell, a guy hiking up...
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    I would love to read about this. Do you have a...

    I would love to read about this. Do you have a blog? Or would you ever consider sharing it here? Seriously, that would be interesting to read about.
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    I'm probably wrong...I'm wrong a lot. But I...

    I'm probably wrong...I'm wrong a lot. But I think there are only fourteen 8,000 meter peaks, and none of them is in the Alps.
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