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  1. Jim

    I knew Jim from Monadnock and was involved in several rescues with him. In fact, he gave me some summit horizon maps for the mountain. He was a great guy and this is a senseless tragedy.
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    I have "people" who do that for me

    One essential: A secret service agent to carry the 10 essentials.

    And remember, you never know who you'll meet on the trails ... or who is reading this forum!
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    Depends on the direction

    Not progress DOWN the mountain.
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    Be the hike

    So I think K-9 hikers have the right attitude. They don't care about patches or what number they are on; they don't care about who did it fastest or the most. They hike for the sheer love of being...
  5. Closing the summit

    Well if they are landing and taking off, I suspect they might (should) close the summit. I have assisted in a few helicopter evacuations of injured hikers from Mt. Monadnock. These evacuations were...
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    Interesting thread

    First, I'm glad this story had a happy ending.
    Second, my appreciation to the hard-working SAR folks.

    Third, I can argue both sides of the ice axe / crampon aspect. I agree with the "Tims" when...
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    Poll: Latest and greatest or "old friends"

    When it comes to gear, do you constantly upgrade to the newest latest stuff, or do you stick with the same gear until it wears out no matter what technological improvements come along?
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    Help

    My experience has been the same as BobC's and I'd like to draw on the experience of the group. I love my map and compass, but I'm also a believer in redundancy for safety's sake. So I want to get a...
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    Right summer, wrong continent

    This summer my plans are to take long walks each day around the state of Karnataka in India. While I'm doing that I'll be thinking about what I'll be climbing here in the fall.
  10. Very sad

    It's so sad. I don't want to second guess these two as I wasn't there, but this is the time of year when I know that other people have seen that spring has hit at lower elevations and get...
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    Whoops!

    So what do you call it when a thread threatens to get hijacked by the very guy who started the thread in the first place?

    But back to fabrics and chaffed nipples: The number of dedicated readers...
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    I agree. Remember Christine Clark, the winner of...

    I agree. Remember Christine Clark, the winner of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials? She was from Anchorage, AK, and did 2/3 of her winter training on a treadmill. So - like Nike says - just do...
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    Impreza owner here

    For four years I didn't own a car. I walked to work and shared expenses on my partner's car. When I really needed a car and couldn't borrow hers, I would rent. Unfortunately that meant that I had...
  14. Love

    How wonderful. Congratulations to you both.
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    Street Slicks

    Ooohh, you took me back. I had a pair of Kevlar high pressure street slicks for my mountain bike. Because they were Kevlar, they took all kinds of abuse. My buddy and I rode from Albuquerque, NM...
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    Original pair finally broke

    So on my slog jog around Goose Pond (Keene, NH) today, my microspikes finally broke. Two of the stainless steel chain links separated. They were two years old and had lots of miles on them. I just...
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    It's open and it's $4: money well spent since...

    It's open and it's $4: money well spent since that is the main source of income for the Park.
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    Report posted

    See the trail condition section...
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    Probably, some combination of Red Spot and White...

    Probably, some combination of Red Spot and White Dot, but that's subject to last minute whim.
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    Officially Closed But...

    The OTR parking lot is officially closed and not maintained in winter. However, the access road to the private home is plowed and as a consequence there is some limited parking (do NOT block the...
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    I'm 54 but...

    ... I can't resist chiming in.

    I usually hike Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. The other four days I go to gym. All gym days include stretching and abdominal crunches. Three of the four gym...
  22. My two cents

    For what it's worth, I don't think the strength training is hurting, but I agree with the previous post that adding endurance and interval training would be useful. Years ago, I asked the top 10K...
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    Monadnock 1/16

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    Beautiful day at Monadnock.

    Following trails are very well broken out and covered with soft, packed snow:
    White Cross
    White...
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    If you take the center channel of the ski and...

    If you take the center channel of the ski and gouge it out even further you'll have a deep groove running down the length of the ski. Then if you glue in an appropriate diameter wooden dowel you...
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    Blizzard Survival Bag

    I'm glad this thread was resurrected. I was interested in Tim's reference to the Blizzard Survival Bag as I was unfamiliar with this product and I usually carry a light summer down bag and bivy bag...
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